There’s a fabulous variety of acts scheduled for Jazzathon 2022. The Cape Town Jazzathon will be staged from 17 to 19 June 2022 at the GrandWest Grand Arena.

Here’s who you can expect: Under the leadership of George Werner, The Cape Jazz Legends features a superb line-up, including Tony Cedras (piano/trumpet/bow), Tete Tete Mbambisa (piano), Spencer Mbadu (bass), Alvin Dyers (Guitar) and Denver Ferness (drums),  with special appearances by Danny Butler and Sylvia Mdunyelwa on vocals.

Other artists on the weekend’s bill include Virtual Jazz Reality (VJR), Loading Zone, and a star-studded guitar summit curated by Cameron Ward.

Jazzathon All-Stars Kyle Shepherd, Cameron Ward, Don Vino, Jonathan Rubain
The Jazzathon All-Stars with Kyle Shepherd, Cameron Ward, Don Vino, Jonathan Rubain

Gospel According to Jazzathon

On Sunday, 19 June, there’ll be an afternoon of gospel artists and a set called Gospel According to Jazzathon. The event promises to be a fantastic afternoon with some of the biggest names in gospel music, including Loyiso Bala, Ernie Smith, Veronica Meyer and many more.

The two headline groups for gospel meets Jazzathon are: The Jesus Collective and Jonathan Rubain with the Koortjies Band.

The shows on 17 and 18 June entail various collaborations by some of South Africa’s finest jazz musicians, while the Sunday gig on 19 June will be dedicated to gospel music.  Jonathan Rubain is the Sunday headliner on 19 June.

Jazzathon Cape Town tickets

Get your tickets

Since this is the first time that there will an entry fee, the producers have managed to keep tickets at between R100 – R155 per day.

There is also an added a matinee segment on Saturday, with tickets ranging from R75 to R130.

Book Jazzathon tickets here.

There will a programme of events leading up to, and after, the festival – this includes workshops, satellite performances, and online showcases of various events that have taken place over the past year.


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What: The Cape Town Jazzathon 2022
Where: GrandWest Grand Arena Cape Town
When: 17 – 19 June 2022
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