Rori,lead vocalist of the band Muzart at the CTIJF 2016                                        Image: Sabelo Mkhabela


The legendary Abdullah Ibrahim p at the CTIJF 2014                              Image: Moeletsi Mabe

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One of SA’s most respected musician, the legendary Sipho “Hot Stix” Mabuse at the CTIJF 2015.                                                                                           Image: Niamh Walsh-Vorster


The Brother Moves On at the CTIJF 2015                                                             Image: Rofhiwa Maneta


Beatenberg at the CTIJF 2015                      Image: Ian Landsberg

during the opening the Duo Tone Gallery, CTICC

Jonathan Butler at the CTIJF in 2009                                    Image: Unknown


Legendary Saxophonist Dave Koz and guitarist Randy Jacobs at the CTIJF 2011                        Image: John Edwin Mason


A black  wedding is not complete without the couple dancing  to one of this duo’s tunes.                Mafikizolo is without a doubt, South Africa’s most most loved duet and they brought it home as    usual, this time joined by “The Village Pope” ntate Tshepo Tshola at the CTIJF 2013.                            Image: Courtesy of Cape Town International Jazz Festival


A veteran of South African Jazz, the trambonist: Jonas Gwangwa at theCTIJF 2014       Image: Unknown


The sickest emcee ever to be born, Miss Lauryn Hill performing at CTIJF 2012           Image: Terry February

2013 Cape Town International Jazz Festival

Neo- Soul veteran, Jill Scott, was the the headline act at the CTIJF 2013      Image: Unknown


Cape Town’s very own Hip Hop quartet at the CTIJF 2016                             Image: Sabelo Mkhabela


Lizz Wright at the CTIJF 2016                    Image: Unknown


The Muffinz at the CTIJF 2014                                                                Image: Rashid Latiff


Tribute to Miriam Makeba at CTIJF 2012 by world-renowned musician and struggle icon Hugh   Masekela, joined by Vusi Mahlasela, Thandiswa Mazwai and Zolani Mahola of the popular afro- pop band “Freshlyground”                                                                                    Image : Terry February


Jimmy Nevis at the CTIJF 2014                             Image: Willem Law


Mr Steal Your Mom, the bae goals of our mothers. There is no man in all of South Africa who makes black women born before the 80’s lose their morals like Ringo Madlingozi. This highly gifted man makes thee most beautiful isiXhosa romantic ballads. He delivered as usual at the CTIJF2015.                                              Image: CTVIBE


Cliches s are boring but indeed “dynamites come in small packages” and Tribute Birdie Mboweni is a first of her kind.  She paid a tribute to Dorothy Masuka at the CTIJF 2016 and put her fans on a standstill.                                                                       Image: Uknown


This picture of musical maestros: Jimmy Dludlu and Judith Sephuma performing together has to be one of the most beautiful pictures taken at the CTIJF. Unfortunately it is unknown on which year and by whom the picture was captured.


Multiple Grammy award winner, Kirk Whalum blessed his fans on the Kippies stage with his much anticipated “The Gospel According To Jazz” at the CTIJF 2014.                                                 Image: Amarnd Hough


Rapper Mick Jenkins, whose sound is nothing you have ever heard before, preached the gospel of water to his congregation of  hip-hop heads at the CTIJF 2017.                     Image: Sabelo Mkhabela


Two-time metro award vocalist and pianist Nomfundo Xaluva at CTIJF 2017.                           Image: Katleho Sekhotho


Award winning, South African house music band gave house music lovers something to sweat about at the CTIJF 2014.                                                         Image: Robin Clark


Cape Town based rapper, Dope Saint Jude, totally brought it home in 2017 at the CTIJF Bassline stage.                                                                                          Image: Neo Baepi


Controversial Hip-hop icon Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) joined the band “BadBadNotGood” as a surprise act on their set at the CTIJF 2017.                                                                            Image: Unknown


Congolese multi-award winning and platinum selling, singer-songwriter Tresor at the CTIJF 2017                                          Image: @LukitsChooma


Laura Mvula, loved for her song “Sing to the moon” that is also featured as a soundtrack on the    famous American series “Being Mary Jane” graced the stages of CTIJF 2017 in all her glory.                                          Image: Courtesy of CTIJF


Everyone loves them, be it young old or old, 60 year olds were found dancing next to 20 year olds during The Soil’s set at the CTIJF in 2014. Babies sing their songs, our mothers blast their songs in their cars, it is no exaggeration, everyone in South Africa truly loves this South African acapella group.


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The 10-time Grammy nominated bassist, vocalist and song-writer Meshell Ndegeocello was definitely a CTIJF 2017 crowd puller with her eclectic sound.                                    Image: Unknown