Cape Town International Jazz Festival lines up all music stars this weekend at CTICC   

Cape Town International Jazz Festival that hit this weekend has brought the energy at the Free Concert at Greenmarket Square last night on May 03, 2024. The music festival has been scheduled to take place on two consecutively days, and will continue till May 04, 2024.

The 21st edition of the Jazz Festival featured the local and international acts by Matt Bianco, Judith Sephuma, Kujenga, Micaela Kleinsmith, Jerome Rex, DJ Easy and DJ Sophia.

With the one more night for the epic Cape Town International Jazz Festival’s 21st edition comes jam-packed with an all-star music lineup that features international and local acts by the Yussef Dayes Experience, Zoe Modiga, Jimmy Dludlu, Ami Faku and Judith Sephuma.

Photograph of an artist performing at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival
Photograph of an artist Matt Bianco performing at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival

The Cape Town International Jazz Festival has returned to the Mother City with the promising and exciting new features, bringing thrills for music lovers.

City’s international fest is taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) and features four reimagined stages named Sapphire, Ruby, Emerald and Topaz.

Considering this, Head of Talent at CTIJF – Lindsay Rhoda said that the team has worked tirelessly over the past few months to compile a programme that pays “homage to the heritage of our jazz roots” and “speaks to the exciting future of music that is embracing all jazz-related genres as anthems.”

Benjamin Jephta, the Bassist and composer was also present there and performed on the songs from his “Born coloured, not born-free” album, that reflected on his experience as a coloured person in post-Apartheid, democratic South Africa.

People enjoying the Cape Town International Jazz Festival concert
People enjoying the Cape Town International Jazz Festival concert

Jephta has dissected his experience and created music centred around important themes that includes ‘transformation’ and ‘the coloured identity.’

Along with displaying the power packed performances, the 2024 Cape Town International Jazz Festival saw the introduction of the all-new Flavour Junction located on the ground floor, outside and alongside the Topaz stage.

The foodie space catered food trucks which were the selected bars and other sumptuous treats that entertained the audience present there for the all night. For those who were seeking more refined dining a selective upscale option was available at the fest.

The Jazz Festival was organised by espAfrika and unveiled a revamped VIP hospitality that called the Jazz Ensemble with a buffet and complimentary beverage.

A special section ‘Jazz Café’ offered an alternative experience for festinos wanting a little more than a general admission ticket, where complimentary catering was enjoyed which were dedicated to cash bar.

Moreover, despite this backed by the popular demand is the masterclasses by the artists. These masterclasses were conducted some of the industry’s finest music minds and enthusiasts with a rare opportunity to glean insights.