The Cape Town International Jazz Festival is one of the highlights of the music calendar for so many good choon lovers. The line up will often have a surprise or two but it never disappoints. The first round of artist announcements was recently made and these are the acts you can expect to grace the stage in March.

  1. Earth, Wind and Fire (US),
  2. Christian Scott (US),
  3. Dave Ledbetter and the Clearing (SA),
  4. Dave Koz (US),
  5. Esperanza Spalding (US),
  6. Gang of Instrumentals (SA),
  7. Gazelle (SA),
  8. Hanjin (Singapore/Hong Kong),
  9. Hubert Laws (US),
  10. Ivan Mazuze (Mozambique/SA),
  11. Lisa Bauer (SA),
  12. Monique Bingham (US),
  13. Patricia Barber (US),
  14. Sandra Cordera (Angola),
  15. Simphiwe Dana (SA),
  16. The Flames – Official Reunion (SA)
  17. Wayne Shorter Quartet with Brian Blade, Danilo Perez & John Patitucci (US)
  18. Youssou N’dour (Senegal) .

    The festival will take place at the CTICC, on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 March. For more information go to:

    Ticket prices for the 2010 festival are: R365 for a single day pass and a two-day weekend pass is R499.