Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2019

11 February 2019

“If Music is a Place — then Jazz is the City, Folk is the Wilderness, Rock is the Road, Classical is a Temple.”  ~ Vera Nazarian

20 years strong and still, The Cape Town International Jazz festival (CTIJF) has held its note to the highest of musical standards on the continent. Famous for delivering a star-studded line up featuring international and local artists in the jazz and jazz-related genres, CTIJF hosts an excess of 34, 000 music lovers over the two show days.

Featuring artists from a variety of musical styles, the CTIJF 2019 line-up promises to satisfy the tastes of every music lover, with diverse audio explorations and the very best of the past, present and future of jazz genres.

“We are curating a weekend for music lovers. Jazz remains our main focus, but we cannot ignore the wide-ranging wealth of talented musicians who deserve to perform at the festival,” Festival Director Billy Domingo

The Details:

Dates: 29 & 30 March 2019

Venue: Cape Town International Convention Centre

Tickets:  Available exclusively at Computicket

CTIJF 2019 Premier Hospitality packages are on sale now. Celebrate 20 years of jazz, experience the very best that Africa’s Grandest Gathering has to offer in 2019! Contact Samantha Pienaar on 021 671 05 06 or email for more information.

The Line-Up:

John Scofield’s “COMBO 66” featuring Vicente Archer

Gerald Clayton & Bill Stewart (USA)

Ben Volpeliere–Pierrot

Curiosity Killed the Cat (UK)


GoGo Penguin (UK)

Richard Bona (CAMEROON)

Ndaka Yo Wiñi (ANGOLA)

Re-Percussions ft. Moses Boyd

DJ Lag

Tiago Correia-Paulo

Nonku Phiri & Mandla Mlangeni (UK/SA/MOZ);

Vuma Levin (SA)

African Time Meeting Legends OverTime ft Herbie Tsoali

Sydney Mnisi

Feya Faku

Andile Yenana and Kevin Gibson (SA)

Ibrahim Khalil Shihab (SA)

Morris Goldberg (SA)

Steve Kekana (SA)

 Mahube (SA)

Sekunjalo Edujazz Big Band (SA)

espYoungLegends 2019 winner Edgar Muzah & Friends (SA)

Chaka Khan (USA)

Eliane Elias (Brazil)

Moonchild (USA)

 The Lady Day Big Band (SA)

Shekhinah (SA)

Don Laka (SA)

Craig Lucas (SA)


Don Vino (SA)

Sho Madjozi (SA)

Ntsika (SA)

Soweto Gospel Choir (SA)

Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles (USA)

The Mike Rossi Project featuring John Fedchock (SA/USA)

Nubya Garcia (UK)

South Peninsula High School Band (SA) 

Bickram Ghosh Quartet (India)

The Reza Khota Quartet (SA)

Nicole Mitchell’s Black Earth Ensemble (USA)

Alfa Mist (UK); The Mill (SA/ Swiss)

Knower (Full Band) (USA)

Official sponsors of the 20th annual Cape Town International Jazz Festival are the Department of Arts and Culture, Independent Media and AYO Technology Solutions, and host city, the City of Cape Town. Other sponsors include Coca Cola, Johnnie Walker and the television broadcast sponsor 1Magic. Visit for more information on tickets, packages and the incredible line up or keep it social on their handles below:

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 It’s not exclusive, but inclusive, which is the whole spirit of jazz. ~ Herbie Hancock

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