The Muizenberg Jazz Festival 2018 will take place on 16 and 17 November 2018 at the Masque Theatre in Muizenberg, Cape Town.

Muizenberg Jazz Festival 2018 - Ivan Mazuze

After a successful inaugural event in 2017 validated by sponsors, media partners, audiences and most importantly by the artists themselves, the Muizenberg Jazz Festival grown in size, to a bigger more memorable experience.

Tucked in between iconic Surfers Corner and Muizenberg mountain peak, the Masque Theatre’s proximity to main roads, highways, and public transport makes world-class entertainment easily accessible to all people coming from anywhere and by any means.

The lineup this year will feature ten jazz acts again, each performing an hour long set over the course of the two evenings of the festival, as well as a photographic exhibition in the foyer of the theatre.

The festival offers diverse jazz genres such as contemporary jazz, African jazz, fusion jazz and world jazz as well as two big band performances.

The lineup includes performances by Tucan Tucan, Ivan Mazuze (pictured above), Darren English and The Lady Day Big Band, to mention a few.

The festival vision lies in three main criteria: to provide a place for the artist and art form to thrive, to thoroughly entertain audiences, and to leave the surrounding community and audience enlightened, engaged and enriched.

Three workshops organized by SAJE (South African Association for Jazz Education) and CTBBJF (Cape Town Big Band Jazz Festival) will take place on Saturday 17 November in the morning at the Masque Theatre’s auditorium from 11am to 3pm.

 Muizenberg Festival 2018 Programme

 Thursday 15 November at 6pm

Opening of Jeffrey Abrahams Jazz Photography Exhibition in the foyer of the Masque Theatre before a performance of Jazzart Dance Theatre at 7.30pm at the auditorium of the Masque Theatre

 Friday 16 November

5pm                 The Steenberg High School Wind Band – Big band / indigenous compositions

6.30pm            Mandisi Dyantyis  – African jazz

8pm                 Sibusiso Mashiloane  – Contemporary and African jazz

9.30pm            Darren English – Contemporary jazz

11pm               Tucan Tucan – World jazz

Saturday 17 November

5pm                 The Lady Day Big Band – Big band

6.30pm            Lwanda Gogwana – Contemporary and African jazz

8pm                 Ariel Zamonsky – Fusion of Argentinian and South African jazz

9.30pm            Ivan Mazuze – Progressive African jazz

11pm              Thembelihle Dunjana – Contemporary and African jazz

Muizenberg Jazz Festival 2018 Workshops

Free workshops facilitated by SAJE (South African Association for Jazz Education) and CTBBJF (Cape Town Big Band Jazz Festival) at the auditorium of the Masque Theatre

11am to 12 noon – Workshop 1: Sibusiso Mashiloane- Piano/South African jazz

12.15 to 1.15pm – Workshop 2: Lwanda Gogwana- SA jazz/brass/ensemble

2 to 3pm –  Workshop 3: Darren English – The business of music

What: Muizenberg Jazz Festival 2018

Where and when: Masque Theatre, Muizenberg on 16 and 17 November 2018

Book: 021 788 6999 and Computicket


  • Each show: R130.00
  • Friday DAY Pass (5 shows): R 600.00
  • Saturday DAY Pass (5 shows): R 600.00
  • Weekend Pass (10 shows): R 1,000.00