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Top 5 Reasons Not To Miss Cape Town’S Jazz Festival 2020

Here are 5 reasons not to miss Cape Town’s most well-loved jazz festival: – Africa’s Grandest Gathering, the Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF),  is bringing some of the most celebrated musicians to the Mother City.  

The CTIJF will take place on 27 and 28 March 2020 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre  (CTICC). 


1. A stellar line-up
Taking to the stage at CTIJF 2020 will be some of the best local and international music icons, including PJ Morton, Jacob Collier, Abdullah Ibrahim, Jonathan Butler – with special guest Candy Dulfer, Kwetu Trio (featuring Aaron Rimbui, Herbie Tsoaeli and  Ayanda Sikade), Lira, Mandisi Dyantyis, MF Robots and  Nduduzo Makhathini. 
“These are just some of the incredible artists that will be performing for our Festinos,  and we will be announcing even more acclaimed artists in the upcoming weeks,”  adds Domingo.

2. Celebrate 21 years of jazz excellence
This year the CTIJF will celebrate their 21st anniversary with a legacy of over 2 640  musicians who have performed at the annual festival over the last two decades. This  year promises another unforgettable festival, with top artists performing to Festinos  over the two-day jazz spectacular.


3. Bigger and better
The CTIJF is the biggest festival in sub-Saharan Africa, and annually sees over 34  000 Festinos enjoying their favourite jazz and popular music artists on stage. Added  to this, the festival presents an annual Free Community Concert held on  Greenmarket Square. Over the last 12 years, more than 162 000 people have  attended the annual Free Community Concert. The concert will take place on  Wednesday 25 March 2020.

4. Go beyond the stage
Your CTIJF ticket not only gets you access to an unforgettable jazz experience; it  also goes towards growing local talent and creating jobs. The festival’s reach goes  far beyond the music industry, with 37 424 jobs created over the last 20 years.  Alongside job creation, the festival is also building the local economy, and created an  economic contribution of almost R700 million last year. 


5. Build the next generation of musicians
The CTIJF is passionate about developing local talent and ensures that each year  young and emerging talent is represented on the Festival’s stage. But their  dedication to developing musicians is best seen through their comprehensive  Sustainable Training and Development programme. This programme includes  bringing musical legends to children from various orphanages through the CTIJF’s  Gigs for Kids and developing aspiring artists during a number of Music and Career  Workshops. 

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