EspAfrika revealed the first 13 confirmed acts that will perform at next year’s 14th Cape Town International Jazz Festival. The event will take place on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th April 2013 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
The world-famous Buena Vista Social Club featuring Omara Portuondo from Cuba is confirmed to play. Renowned bassist, composer, singer, arranger and producer Victor Ntoni aka Bra Vic headlines the list of premier South African acts. Ntoni also presents Iconoclast, featuring Khaya Mahlangu, Lawrence Matshiza, Lungile (Lulu) Maduna and Hilton Schilder.
Jack DeJohnette, Ravi Coltrane and Matt Garrison will come together as Jack Dejohnette Trio from the States. Acid funk jazz group the Brand New Heavies from the UK will provide some nostalgia with hits like “Never Stop”, “Dream Come True” and “You are the Universe”.
The rest of the local line-up consists of singer Jimmy Dludlu, Cape Jazz-Ghoema performer Errol Dyers, The Reza Khota Quartet, Zonke Dikana, Mi Casa, Khuli Chana and AKA.
The rest of the international acts include The Robert Glasper Experiment from the States, Latin jazz pianist Chano Dominguez from Spain, Jazz vocalist and songwriter Gregory Porter from the States.
“We are delighted with this line-up. Once again we have been able to secure world-class international acts as well as the cream of our local talent. There is something for everyone from lovers of traditional jazz to younger audiences looking to hear more mainstream, popular music. Festival goers will not be disappointed,” says Rashid Lombard, festival director and CEO of espAfrika.
Tickets for this year’s event will go on sale on Saturday, 1 December, and will be available for purchase at Computicket outlets, Shoprite Checker’s outlets and via the Computicket website. The ticket prices are as follows: day passes: R440, weekend passes: R645 and Rosies Stage tickets are R30 (per performance).
For more information on this year’s event go to www.capetownjazzfest.com