The City of Cape Town is ready to welcome and host the 14th Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF) on Friday and Saturday, April 5 and 6.
Some of the great artists music fans can look forward to seeing are international stars like Jill Scott, Brand New Heavies and Buena Vista Social Club featuring Omara Portuondo, as well as local legends like Errol Dyers and Jimmy Dludlu.
In addition to providing a wonderful addition to Cape Town’s extensive events calendar, other spin offs from the CTIJF include:
• Last year more than R29 million was generated from direct visitor spending.
• According to organisers, espAfrica, the total direct spending amounted to R50.8 million.
• This event contributes over 2000 jobs in the Western Cape, excluding the employees directly involved in the organising committee.
• Last year, over 20000 international guests visited Cape Town for the CTIJF, providing a major boost to tourism in the region.
A major component of the festival, which has grown in size and stature over the years, and has been actively supported by the City of Cape Town, is the festival’s Training and Development Programme.
As part of this programme, the festival presents a series of workshops that take place at various venues throughout Cape Town over an eight day period. This social investment component explores various elements of the jazz world and includes Arts Journalism Workshops, as well as Music and Photographic Workshops, Music Business Classes, and Master Classes.
* For a full programme and for more information, visit www.capetownjazzfest.com.