Founded in 2000, The Cape Town International Jazz Festival was originally part of the North Sea Jazz Festival. The festival occurred ever year until 2005 as the North Sea Jazz Festival, and then in 2005 the festival was renamed the Cape Town International Jazz Festival as a result of the partnership failing.
The festival has grown significantly since its inception in 2000, and as a result, attendance has also grown from 14 000 concert goers in 2000 to 34 000 concert goers in 2013. The event was originally held at the Good Hope Centre but soon outgrew the venue, and from 2004, the festival has been hosted at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
Fourteen years later The Cape Town International Jazz festival has grown to become the 4th largest jazz festival in the world and Africa’s biggest. It has become a platform for African artists to share the stage with some of the world’s biggest jazz artists.
Over the last 7 years the jazz festival has seen world famous international artists headline the fest and artists include Grammy Award winners Esperanza Spalding and Lauryn Hill performing.
The 2015 Jazz Festival runs from 27-28 March at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
It’s an event not to be missed. Contact GetMore on www.getmore247.co.za or call us on 084 11 438 48 to organise flights, accommodation and tickets.