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SABC goes big with 15th Cape Town Jazz Festival

2014-03-18 17:00
 
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Cape Town – The SABC will have coverage of the 15th Cape Town Jazz Festival on all three of the SABC's TV channels.

The 15th Cape Town Jazz Festival is taking place on 28 and 29 March at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) and the SABC is investing in the music event through broadcasting exposure, as well as training and development.

"The SABC is proud to yet again be the co-sponsor of the 15th Cape Town Jazz Festival's training and development programme," says Kaizer Kganyago, SABC spokesperson.

The SABC also helps to sponsor a Community Jazz Concert of the 15th Cape Town Jazz Festival which this year will take place at the Greenmarket Square in Cape Town on 26 March.

Besides radio coverage the SABC will cover the 15th Cape Town Jazz Festival on SABC1, SABC2 and SABC3.

Here is a basic run-down:

SABC1
The channel will broadcast eight 40 minute jazz programmes during the rest of 2014 and in December.

SABC1's Live AMP will be doing interviews with the artists which will be shown on Friday 11 April from 21:00 to 22:00.

Mzansi Insider will also do interviews with the artists. This will be shown between 09:00 and 10:00 on both Saturday 12 April and Sunday 13 April.

Selimathunzi will interview artists on the red carpet during the main event. This will be broadcast on Tuesday 8 April from 19:00 to 19:30.

SABC1 will also broadcast a special 96 minute jazz programme on Sunday 30 March.

SABC2
The channel's Afro Cafe will cover performances and do interviews with local and international artists and will broadcast this 48 minute special on Wednesday 9 April at 22:00 to 23:00.

SABC2 will also broadcast four 48 minute programmes and will also broadcast the 96 minute jazz programme (which is also shown on SABC1).

SABC3
The channel's weekday morning show Expresso will run stories from the 15th Cape Town Jazz Festival during the week of 24 to 28 March between 06:00 and 07:00.

Expresso will also be filming at the main jazz event and this package will be shown on Monday 30 March.

Top Billing will do interviews with artists from the jazz festival which will be shown during that weekly lifestyle magazine show in episodes shown during April.

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