The city’s favourite music festival, the Cape Town International Jazz Festival’s line-up has been announced. British singer Corinne Bailey Rae is just one of the names among the headline international acts of the festival’s 19th event.
Top international acts will also include Seu Jorge, whose Portuguese covers of David Bowie’s songs got global recognition in the movie The Life Aquatic with Steve Zisou.
South Africa’s leading talent will also be performing. Favourites Mi Casa and Cape Town native performer Alistair Izobell, as well as Claire Phillips and espYoungLegend 2018 winner, Jarrad Ricketts will set the stage on fire with a dynamic showcase.
COO of espAfrika and Festival Director of CTIJF said, “This year we set out to create a strong programme in which every artist is a star. Rooted and inspired in jazz legacy with known favourites, but also with the excitement of discovering new material and artists that will blow fans away with their musical creativity.”
Cape Town mayor, Patricia De Lille said the City is proud to support the festival.
“For nearly two decades, the City of Cape Town has been a proud host of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival which brings the world’s very best in jazz and other popular music genres to our shores. The City is a proud supporter of this event as it has added immense value to our efforts to become the events capital of Africa. Indeed, we hold the title proudly but we are grateful for the efforts of organisers of the spectacular jazz festival, which never fails to impress with a stellar and dynamic line up each year.
“The Cape Town International Jazz Festival brings people from all over the city and the country together in their love for music and in doing so, this event indeed strengthens our work of building an inclusive city. My thanks go to the organisers for continuing to put your best forward to make sure that the jazz festival remains one of our city’s key annual events. We look forward to celebrating music and people at what is sure to be an amazing 2018 instalment.”
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