On Saturday 29 February, more than 50 learners from five schools in the Western Cape gathered at the Cape Town International Conference Centre in Cape Town to participate in this year’s first of four music and careers workshops presented by The Cape Town International Jazz Festival’s (CTIJF) sustainable training and development programme.This year, Grade 10 to 12 learners from Bergvliet High School, Belhar High School, Hawston Catapult Foundation Music School, Pneumatix Performing Arts Academy, and Worcester Senior Secondary School have been chosen to participate in the programme. The school who displays outstanding talent will be invited to perform at next year’s CTIJF free community concert. The band from Wynberg High School will perform at this year’s free community concert on Wednesday 25 March. The award-winning festival will be celebrating 21 years of bringing the best of jazz and jazz-related music to the Mother City, on 27 and 28 March at the CTICC. For more information, visit www.capetownjazzfest.com.