So the Cape Town International Jazz Festival (ex-North Sea Cape Town) has always embraced a wide variety of music under the umbrella of "jazz". 2005's programme is no exception.
But the good news for purists is that the organisers are separating the different kinds of jazz. So those who prefer to sit and nod in time, to show they know it's actually 6/8 time not 2/3 time, won't have to put up with smoking, drinking, jolling crowds who really couldn't give a toss.
PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME FOR 2005 - by venue
KIPPIES:The big indoor venue where headline stars perform. Plenty of space to dance, glam lights and a huge stage. Seating in stands is also available.Saturday 26thTsepo TsholaJohnny CleggYellowjacketsRoberta FlackSunday 27thSuthukazi ArosiCesaria EvoraAfrican Jazz All Stars led by Lucky RankuThe Commodores
ROSIES: The venue for "serious" jazz lovers. The Rosies artists require silence and attention, and a booking levy of R20 over and above the daily ticket price is charged for EACH pre-booked show you attend at Rosies. Saturday 26th: Morris Goldberg & OjoyoRavi Coltrane QuartetShape of Strings to Come feat. Mankunku, Dludlu, Ceasar & DyersDave Holland QuintetSunday 27th:Louis Mhoholo SonkeDave Holland QuintetThe Whole Drum TruthBOBO Stenson Trio
MANNENBERGThe outdoor stage where you can drink, smoke and let your hair down (or blow around, depending on the South Easter). The focus is on RnB and African music - anything that gets the crowds moving.Saturday 26thBhudazaSwazi DlaminiAmina Figarova SeptetErnie SmithSunday 27thYoung Bakuba BandMahotella QueensSammy WebberTony Schilder Trio & friends
BASS-LINEAn indoor smoking venue with drinks and food on sale, focussing on fusion, some RnB and hip hop. Saturday 26thDhafer Youssef340mlTrans-Global UndergroundPitch Black AfroSunday 27thBazwaanaSir Samuel GroupMXOPete Philly & Perquisite Feat Benjamin Herman
MOLELEKWAA loungy jazz venue. It's not straight jazz oriented, but there's an emphasis on vocals and accessible small venue performances. Open to all.Saturday 26thStandard Bank National Youth Jazz BandRamon Valle TrioMlungisa GeganaSussane AbbuehlSunday 27thYuri Honing TrioSimphiwe DanaVoiceRamon Valle Trio
Advice! - Book early - the festival ALWAYS sells out- If you can't afford or make both days, choose based on which artists you like. - Shows will probably run late, so allow time to avoid clashes.- Don't take a camera. You won't be allowed in with it.- Come early and park where you can't be parked in. There is guarded parking as well as parking inside the CTI Conference Centre. Parking inside will cost you R10 for the first hour and more after, so budget for this too. Outside parking is about R10 to R20 for the night. There's limited free parking on the street.
Note: This schedule is subject to change. We will soon have a more final schedule for download as an XLS file from this page - look out for that.
- Jean Barker
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