PICS: Unforgettable moments at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival over the years

Published Mar 6, 2020


Cape Town - The Cape Town International Jazz Festival is celebrating its 21st anniversary this year and what a history Africa's Grandest Gathering can boast.

Al Jarreau, George Benson, Miriam Makeba, Cindy Blackman, Hugh Masekela and Abdullah Ibrahim are just some of the legends who have taken to the CTIJF stage over the years making Cape Town jazz fans dreams come true.

African News Agency photographer Ian Landsberg has been there since 2003 capturing those unforgettable moments.

Here are some of Ian's best pics from the Cape Town International Jazz Festival from 2003-2019.

This year's festival will take place on March 27 and 28, 2020 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).The following artists will take to the CTIJF 2020 stage:

Bombshelter Beast (SOUTH AFRICA)

Earl Sweatshirt (USA)

Ezra Collective (UNITED KINGDOM)

Grassy Spark (SOUTH AFRICA)

Joel Ross (USA)


Jonas Gwangwa Tribute (SOUTH AFRICA)

Judith Sephuma (SOUTH AFRICA)


Kuaetnika (INDONESIA)

Manou Gallo (CÔTE D’IVOIRE)


Sounds of Brass (SOUTH AFRICA)

The Unity Band (SOUTH AFRICA)

Saudiq Khan (SOUTH AFRICA)

“Over 20 unforgettable years, we have brought artists of only the highest calibre to Cape Town. With our experience in providing a platform for jazz excellence, festinos can expect an unforgettable celebration with only the finest performances at the 2020 Festival. Festinos have discovered some amazing musical talents at CTIJF over the years, and we will continue to bring the very best talent to Cape Town for our 21st celebration,” said Festival Director Billy Domingo said.

General access tickets for the 2020 festival are available at   Computicket  at R999 for a Weekend Pass and R649 for a Day Pass. 

CTIJF 2020 award-winning VIP hospitality packages are on sale now, with two-day festival experiences starting from R2 999.

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