All-star line-up for Africa’s Grandest Gathering

Cape Town International Jazz Festival's Kippies Stage PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES
Cape Town International Jazz Festival's Kippies Stage PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES

EspAfrika, organiser of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF), has announced an exciting all-star line-up of artists that are set to perform at the 17th festival on April 1-2, 2016.

International artists announced at the press conference held in Johannesburg include three-time Grammy-nominated soul songstress, Angie Stone (USA), Grammy-nominated jack swing trio SWV (USA), three-time solo bassist award-winner, Victor Wooten (USA), singer-songwriter, rapper and bassist Meshell Ndegeocello (USA), Grammy-nominated afro-blues duo Amadou and Mariam (Mali); instrumental jazz trio BADBADNOTGOOD (Canada), tenor saxophonist Mark Turner (USA); jazz and R&B vocalist, Lizz Wright (USA), santoor and classical artist Rahul Sharma (India) performing with jazz saxophonist George Brooks (USA) and jazz pianist Roberto Solo Fonseca (Cuba) and super-group Jazz Attack ft. Peter White, Rick Braun and Euge Groove (USA)

Shining a light on the South African talent, the first South African artists announced for CTIJF 2016 include award-winning jazz pianist, Afrika Mkhize ft. Eddie Parker (SA/UK), three-time SAMA winners Mafikizolo ft. Tsepo Tshola, top-selling local phenomenon Nathi with special guest Vusi Nova, rising songbird Tribute ‘Birdie’ Mboweni, SAMA-nominated pop sensation Muzart performing with award-winning hip hop artist, Khuli Chana, South Africa’s leading jazz bassist Benjamin Jephta Quintet, Mbokodo Award ‘Women in Jazz’ winner Thandi Ntuli, Cape Town favourites TopDog, and introducing the exciting new music experience of Tumi Mogorosi and Project ELO.

This was the first artist announcement for the festival, popularly known as ‘Africa’s Grandest Gathering,’ that will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in Cape Town and will host more than 37,000 music-loving Festinos.

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