In celebration of 21 years of South Africa’s most well-loved festival, event organisers espAfrika have made their first announcement of artists who will make up the 2020 Festival’s stellar line up.
Over the last two decades, the CTIJF has brought some of the greatest names in jazz and jazz-related music to the Mother City, with 2 649 musicians taking to the festival stage.
Lighting up the stage at Africa’s Grandest Gathering will be some of the best local and international music icons, including PJ Morton from the USA, Jacob Collier from the UK, Abdullah Ibrahim, Jonathan Butler – with special guest Candy Dulfer from the Netherlands, Kwetu Trio (featuring Aaron Rimbui, Herbie Tsoaeli and Ayanda Sikade), Lira, Mandisi Dyantyis, MF Robots from the UK and South Africa’s Nduduzo Makhathini.
More top artists will be announced ahead of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF), which will take place on 27 and 28 March 2020 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).
Check out the full list of artists that make up the first wave below:
- MF Robots UNITED KINGDOM
- Gabi Motuba SOUTH AFRICA
- AusTebza SOUTH AFRICA
- Ndlovu Youth Choir SOUTH AFRICA
- Lady Zamar SOUTH AFRICA
- Femi Koya NIGERIA
- Lira SOUTH AFRICA
- Mandisi Dyantyis SOUTH AFRICA
- KWETU TRIO feat. Aaron Rimbui, Herbie Tsoaeli and Ayanda Sikade KENYA/ SOUTH AFRICA
- BirdSong Ensemble SOUTH AFRICA/ SWITZERLAND/ GERMANY/ SWAZILAND
- Reising, Ntuli, Cooper; Baumann SOUTH AFRICA/ SWITZERLAND
- Elementaal INDIA/ SOUTH AFRICA
- Seba Kaapstad SOUTH AFRICA/ GERMANY
- Nduduzo Makhathini SOUTH AFRICA
- Samthing Soweto SOUTH AFRICA
- Abdullah Ibrahim SOUTH AFRICA
- Jonathan Butler with special guest Candy Dulfer SOUTH AFRICA/ NETHERLANDS
- PJ Morton USA
- Jacob Collier UK
“Since its inception, the Cape Town International Jazz Festival has been a platform to showcase emerging and established talent from the continent and further afield. Over the last 20 years, we have shown the world that this festival is about more than just live music – it’s about building a community of music lovers and developing the next generation of acclaimed musicians,” says Billy Domingo, CTIJF Festival Director.
Come and experience this once-in-a-lifetime jazz spectacular. General access tickets for the 2020 festival are available at Computicket at R999 for a Weekend Pass and R649 for a Day Pass: http://bit.ly/34URyrw
“The 2020 CTIJF promises an unforgettable line-up. The CTIJF is passionate about developing local talent and the learners who attend our Sustainable Training and Development programme will have outstanding local examples on stage to inspire them,” concludes Billy Domingo.