In Cape Town there is a certain je ne sais quoi that lends itself to this instinctive music that swings as much as it entrances. Is it because you know you are at the tip of the world? When night falls, the stage lights up and the tunes come down. It's the South African pianist Nduduzo Makhathini who opens the show. Then Angie Stone, Mark Turner, BadBadNotGood, and others play until dawn. Eddie Parker and Amadou & Mariam will have jam sessions as well. The entire city resonates to the sounds of trumpets and clarinets. Half of the programme is ‘Made in Africa'; the other half is from overseas. Musicians and singers will also meet up for a game of golf, a tradition at the festival. Book early!
Cape Town International Jazz Festival
11 Myholf Road
8001 Cape Town
From 1 to 2 April 2016
590 ZAR day pass, 895 ZAR week-end pass