Cape Town Jazz Festival 2019 tickets are now on sale, and with this year’s eclectic programme there’s no time to lose to snap up a ticket.

The latest additions to the bill are The Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes, as well as Tonino Baliardo (France) and Jonathan Butler Homecoming (SA). Plus there’ll be a tribute to the late Zimbabwean guitarist Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi.

The 20th annual CTIJF is set to take place on 29 and 30 March 2019, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

CTIJF 2019 Artist Line-Up  

Cape Town Jazz Festival 2019 tickets

Blurring genres and upending expectations is Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles (USA) – pictured right – led by organ virtuoso Cory Henry; The Mike Rossi Project featuring John Fedchock (SA/USA), featuring Rossi, a professor of music from the University of Cape Town and two-time Grammy nominee Fedchock, an established world-class trombonist; London-based saxophonist and composer Nubya Garcia (UK), who is one of the leading forces behind the resurgence of jazz-influenced sounds; and South Peninsula High School Band (SA).

Bickram Ghosh Quartet (India), led by one of India’s greatest masters of the tabla and widely regarded as a pioneering force in the world of experimental fusion music; Oliver Mtukudzi with special guest Vusi Mahlasela (ZIM/ SA), two of southern Africa’s greatest musicians and songwriters; The Reza Khota Quartet (SA), led by Reza Khota and including well-known local musicians offering a range of experimental sounds; and Nicole Mitchell’s Black Earth Ensemble (USA), whose music weaves swing, blues, avante garde jazz, bebop, African rhythms, Eastern modes and Western classical sounds.

Cape Town Jazz Festival 2019 tickets
Alfa Mist appears at Cape Town Jazz Festival 2019

Also Alfa Mist (UK), a self-taught pianist and rapper drawn to jazz and world music, who blends melancholy jazz harmony with alternative hip hop and soul; The Mill (SA/ Swiss), a South African/Swiss collaboration offering a mish-mash of horn arrangements, piano and razor-sharp guitar; Los Angeles-based musical duo Knower (Full Band) (USA), featuring drummer-producer Louis Cole and singer Genevieve Artadi, and Keyon Harrold (USA), whose music draws on elements of jazz, classical, rock, blues, and hip hop to create something uniquely modern.

Ten-time Grammy Award winner, Queen of Funk Chaka Khan (USA); award-winning jazz pianist Eliane Elias (Brazil); multi-instrumentalist, neo-soul group Moonchild (USA); South Africa’s first all-female big band, The Lady Day Big Band (SA); and local sensation, singer/ songwriter Shekhinah (SA); South African jazz legend Don Laka (SA); chart-topping vocalist Craig Lucas (SA); seven-piece indigenous band known for their outstanding live performances BCUC (SA); local jazz master and saxophonist Don Vino (SA); rapper Sho Madjozi (SA) who infuses her rhymes with Gqom beats; creative phenomenon and vocalist Ntsika (SA); and two-time Grammy award winners Soweto Gospel Choir (SA).

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Cape Town Jazz Festival 2019 tickets

Ticket sales for CTIJF 2019 are open at Computicket. Loyal festival-goers are in for a treat, as a limited amount of Weekend Pass tickets are available at R 999. Thereafter, CTIJF 2019 Weekend Passes will remain the same price as last year:

Weekend Pass: R 1290
Day Pass: R 850

For CTIJF 2019 Premier Hospitality packages contact Samantha Pienaar on 021 671 05 06 or email

What: Cape Town Jazz Festival 2019 tickets

Where, when: Cape Town International Convention Centre, 29, 30 March 2019

Book: Computicket

More Jazz Festival info:

CTIJF: First Artist Announcement

CTIJF: Second Reveal