The Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF) heralded its 18th year with a brilliantly edgy, instantly-appealing and musically broad line-up that will captivate jazz purists, world music fans, fusion lovers and soul nostalgics. The first artist announcement line-up that will grace the festival’s five stages on 31st March and 1st April 2017 drew appreciative support from the assembled guests and media.
The CTIJF has consistently shown that it is in tune with what its audience wants. This was proven last year, when the festival earned the number one spot in local festival favourites and was acknowledged as being one of the top music festivals in the world by Fest 300. Part of its enduring success is its ability to harness the voracious and diverse musical appetite of its fans, fondly known as ‘festinos’. In this carefully considered array of performers, the CTIJF demonstrates its ability to once again deliver what fans expect – an eclectic mix of jazz greats, emerging stars and social commentators with an exceptional experience that leaves a lasting impression (for all the right reasons), against the breath-taking backdrop of one of the world’s most visited cities.
Leading the line-up for urban fans is award-winning, afro funk, jazz and gospel singer Judith Sephuma (SA).
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