Free jazz festival concert
BRITISH acid jazz band Incognito, and South African acts The Soil, Alistair Izobell, Claire Phillips, esp Young Legends winner Jarrad Ricketts, DJ Eazy and the All Star Band will be part of the annual Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF) Free Community Concert on March 20.
Festival organisers esp Afrika have opted to bring the concert a day earlier than usual due to the public holiday this year. This then gives festival goers the opportunity to come out and enjoy themselves on the eve of Human Rights Day ahead of the main festival set for Cape Town International Convention Centre on March 23 and 24.
“I am delighted that our steadfast festival-goers, as well as those attending for the first time, have such a wealth of talent from which to create their personal musical experiences and we look forward to sharing these moments with our audience,” CTIJF festival director Billy Domingo said.
Kicking off the proceedings will be the CTIJF’s All Star Band, made up of a selection of talented young musicians drawn from the CTIJF music and career workshops, as well as esp YoungLegends 2018 winner Jarrad Ricketts, Alistair Izobell and Claire Phillips who will deliver a collection of funk, R&B and fusion performances.
Guests will also be entertained with a range of township jazz, hip hop and Afro-pop, with three-part a cappella group The Soil.