Cape Town Music Academy (CTMA) and Toyota US Woordfees are presenting Jazz in the Quad and Jazz in Kayamandi, a series of top shows featuring some of South Africa’s most exciting musicians.

Bassist Schalk Joubert
Bassist Schalk Joubert

Woordfees late night venue

This late night entertainment venue promises to be a highlight of the 2020 Word Festival. 2020 will be the third year that the CTMA and Woordfees host a contemporary music and entertainment venue in the Visual Arts Square.

“Furthermore, the series is complemented by an exciting jazz performance in Kayamandi’s Amazink on Saturday evening, 7 March. The show consists of a combination of South Africa’s Mandla Mlangeni and Andrew Lilley, and top European musicians such as Fredrik Noren from Sweden and Martin Zenker from Germany”, says Vicky Davis, CTMA’s program manager.

“For those who enjoy late night entertainment, Jazz in the Quad is the perfect venue – there are top quality shows, a bar and food stalls. Festival artists are invited to come along. They can get free access.”


Fredrik Noren – trumpet
Mandla Mlangeni – trumpet and voice
Fredrik Kronkvist – saxophone
Adam Ross – drums
Martin Zenker – double bass
Andrew Lilley – piano

This show brings together two trumpeters – the winner of the 2019 Standard Bank Young Artist of the Year in the jazz category, Mandla Mlangeni (SA) and the music director and lead trumpet player of the Stocholm Jazz Orchestra Fredrik Norén (Sweden). Virtuoso double bass player Martin Zenker from Munich and some of Cape Town’s top musicians also join them.

Saturday, March 7, 2019 at Amazink
Tickets R80 at Computicket, R90 at the door.

The Unity Band appears at Toyota US Woordfees Jazz in the Quad
The Unity Band appears at Toyota US Woordfees Jazz in the Quad


10 March: Kyle Shepherd Trio. (with Shane Cooper, Jonno Sweetman)
11 March: Ramon Alexander Quartet
12 March: The Unity Band
13 March: Mandisi Dyantyis
14 March: Schalk Joubert and Sima Mashazi

At Visual Arts Square, Victoria Street every night 9.30pm
Tickets R80 at Computicket, R100 at door. R300 for a 5 -day pass.

What: Jazz in the Quad and Jazz in Kayamandi
Where: Toyota US Woordfees Stellenbosch
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