Posted on January 31st, 2012
The Cape Town International Jazz Festival is certainly one of the highlights on the SA music calendar. The big event – now in its 13th year – will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) on 30 and 31 March 2012. As always, you can look forward to a stellar line-up featuring local and international stars showcasing a variety of musical styles.
The Cape Town International Jazz Festival is ranked 4th in the world by Melodytrip, placing it right up there with the biggest jazz festivals in the world such as Switzerland’s Montreaux Festival and Holland’s North Sea Jazz Festival. On average, the event attracts around 34,000 passionate jazz fans over the weekend.
You’ll be pleased to hear that the line-up (subject to change) has been announced and it looks amazing. Just take a look at some of the big names below:
The jazz festival traditionally opens with a free community concert in Green Market Square. This year, the free concert will be happening on Wednesday 28 March 2012 and it’ll feature a preview of some of the artists performing at the festival.
Another big part of the festival is developing local talent and sharing knowledge and experience. To facilitate this, a series of workshops will run over eight days and will cover the creative and business aspects of music. The Duotone Photographic Exhibition will also be back, showcasing some of the best in jazz photography.
Tickets for the Cape Town International Jazz Festival are available from Computicket. Prices range from R400 for a single day pass to R550 for a weekend pass. For performances at the Rosies stage, there’ll be an additional fee of R30 per act.