More fizz added to the Jazz fezz

2019-02-07 06:00

As part of the 2019 line-up, organisers of the world-renowned Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF), have announced the addition of 15 artists from around the world.

The shows take place on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 March at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

Featuring artists from a variety of musical styles, this year’s 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.

Among the artists is modern jazz guitarist John Scofield, who will perform with an inter-generational band for a musical combustion billed as John Scofield’s “COMBO 66”. The band features Vicente Archer, Gerald Clayton and Bill Stewart (USA).

Other artists include Ben Volpeliere-Pierrot who performs as the sole remaining member of popular band Curiosity Killed the Cat (UK), multi-instrumentalist Vincent Fenton who performs as FKJ (France), acoustic-electronica band GoGo Penguin (UK), Grammy award-winning jazz bassist Pichard Bona (Cameroon), musician, composer and cultural researcher Ndaka Yo Wiñi (Angola), and Repercussions featuring Moses Boyd, DJ Lag, Tiago, Correia-Paulo, Nonku Phiri and Mandla Mlangeni (UK, South Africa, Mozambique).

South African artists working alongside band members from other countries include guitarist Vuma Levin appearing with his quartet, African Time Meeting Legends OverTime featuring Herbie Tsoali, Sydney Mnisi, Feya Faku, Andile Yenana and Kevin Gibson, legendary pianist Ibrahim Khalil Shihab, penny whistler and vocalist Morris Goldberg, singer-songwriter Steve Kekana, top instrumentalists Mahube co-directed by Bokani Dyer and featuring Mbuso Khoza, Siya Makuzeni, Hope Masike and Xixel Langa, the Sekunjalo Edujazz Big Band and espYoungLegends 2019 winner Edgar Muzah and Friends.

“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,” says festival director Billy Domingo.

“It is our aim to offer the best quality entertainment. That’s what we are good at and we look forward to celebrating music, culture and Cape Town with everybody planning to join us for the 20th celebration,” says Domingo.

Previously announced artists include Chaka Khan, jazz pianist Eliane Elias, neo-soul group Moonchild, The Lady Day Big Band and local sensation Shekhinah.

Jazz legend Don Laka, Craig Lucas, indigenous band BCUC, jazz master and saxophonist Don Vino, rapper Sho Madjozi, Ntsika and two-time Grammy award winners Soweto Gospel Choir will also be gracing the stage among others.

The CTIJF will celebrate the past 20 years of international and local jazz. Tickets are available exclusively at Computicket.

A weekend pass is R1290 and a day pass R850.

For more information, visit the festival website at www.capetownjazzfest.com.

Organisers of the world-renowned Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF), taking place on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 March at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, recently announced a further 15 artists from around the world as part of the 2019 line-up.

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.

Among the artists announced to be joining the line-up is modern jazz guitarist John Scofield who will perform with an inter-generational band for a musical combustion billed as John Scofield’s “COMBO 66”.

The band features Vicente Archer, Gerald Clayton and Bill Stewart (USA).

Other artists include Ben Volpeliere-Pierrot who performs as the sole remaining member of popular band Curiosity Killed the Cat (UK), multi-instrumentalist Vincent Fenton who performs as FKJ (France), acoustic-electronica band GoGo Penguin (UK), Grammy award-winning jazz bassist Pichard Bona (Cameroon), musician, composer and cultural researcher Ndaka Yo Wiñi (Angola), and Repercussions featuring Moses Boyd, DJ Lag, Tiago, Correia-Paulo, Nonku Phiri and Mandla Mlangeni (UK, South Africa, Mozambique).

South African artists working alongside band members from other countries include guitarist Vuma Levin appearing with his quartet, African Time Meeting Legends OverTime featuring Herbie Tsoali, Sydney Mnisi, Feya Faku, Andile Yenana and Kevin Gibson, legendary pianist Ibrahim Khalil Shihab, penny whistler and vocalist Morris Goldberg, singer-songwriter Steve Kekana, top instrumentalists Mahube co-directed by Bokani Dyer and featuring Mbuso Khoza, Siya Makuzeni, Hope Masike and Xixel Langa, the Sekunjalo Edujazz Big Band and espYoungLegends 2019 winner Edgar Muzah and Friends.

“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,” says festival director Billy Domingo.

“It is our aim to offer the best quality entertainment.

“That’s what we are good at and we look forward to celebrating music, culture and Cape Town with everybody planning to join us for the 20th celebration,” says Domingo.

Previously announced artists include Chaka Khan, jazz pianist Eliane Elias, neo-soul group Moonchild, The Lady Day Big Band and local sensation Shekhinah. Jazz legend Don Laka, Craig Lucas, indigenous band BCUC, jazz master and saxophonist Don Vino, rapper Sho Madjozi, Ntsika and two-time Grammy award winners Soweto Gospel Choir will also be gracing the stage among others.

The CTIJF will celebrate the past 20 years of international and local jazz. Tickets are available exclusively at Computicket.

A weekend pass is R1290 and a day pass R850.

For more information, visit the festival website at www.capetownjazzfest.com.

Organisers of the world-renowned Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF), taking place on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 March at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, recently announced a further 15 artists from around the world as part of the 2019 line-up. 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.

Among the artists announced to be joining the line-up is modern jazz guitarist John Scofield who will perform with an inter-generational band for a musical combustion billed as John Scofield’s “COMBO 66”. The band features Vicente Archer, Gerald Clayton and Bill Stewart (USA).

Other artists include Ben Volpeliere-Pierrot who performs as the sole remaining member of popular band Curiosity Killed the Cat (UK), multi-instrumentalist Vincent Fenton who performs as FKJ (France), acoustic-electronica band GoGo Penguin (UK), Grammy award-winning jazz bassist Pichard Bona (Cameroon), musician, composer and cultural researcher Ndaka Yo Wiñi (Angola), and Repercussions featuring Moses Boyd, DJ Lag, Tiago, Correia-Paulo, Nonku Phiri and Mandla Mlangeni (UK, South Africa, Mozambique).

South African artists working alongside band members from other countries include guitarist Vuma Levin appearing with his quartet, African Time Meeting Legends OverTime featuring Herbie Tsoali, Sydney Mnisi, Feya Faku, Andile Yenana and Kevin Gibson, legendary pianist Ibrahim Khalil Shihab, penny whistler and vocalist Morris Goldberg, singer-songwriter Steve Kekana, top instrumentalists Mahube co-directed by Bokani Dyer and featuring Mbuso Khoza, Siya Makuzeni, Hope Masike and Xixel Langa, the Sekunjalo Edujazz Big Band and espYoungLegends 2019 winner Edgar Muzah and Friends. “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,” says festival director Billy Domingo.

“It is our aim to offer the best quality entertainment. That’s what we are good at and we look forward to celebrating music, culture and Cape Town with everybody planning to join us for the 20thcelebration,” says Domingo.

Previously announced artists include Chaka Khan, jazz pianist Eliane Elias, neo-soul group Moonchild, The Lady Day Big Band and local sensation Shekhinah.

Jazz legend Don Laka, Craig Lucas, indigenous band BCUC, jazz master and saxophonist Don Vino, rapper Sho Madjozi, Ntsika and two-time Grammy award winners Soweto Gospel Choir will also be gracing the stage among others. The CTIJF will celebrate the past 20 years of international and local jazz. Tickets are available exclusively at Computicket. A weekend pass is R1290 and a day pass R850.

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