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Sold out Cape Town Jazz Festival prepares to entertain over 34,000

More than 34,000 people are gearing up to attend the world renowned Cape Town Jazz Festival that begins on Friday 25 March.
 Over 40 artists will perform at the Cape Town Jazz Fest..
 
 
More than 34,000 people are gearing up to attend the world renowned Cape Town Jazz Festival that begins on Friday 25 March.

Weekend passes for the annual event, known as ‘Africa’s Grandest Gathering’ have sold out, and President Jacob Zuma endorsed it, saying it had contributed more than R475 million in ten years to the economy of Cape Town and created 2,000 jobs in 2010.

Over 40 international and local artists will perform over two days on five stages at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.


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Artists include 77-year-old saxophonist Wayne Shorter – and festival organisers say they are delighted the American star will finally appear on the line-up.

“For years, it’s been our wish to get Wayne Shorter to the festival. As a touring artist we could never get the time right. We are thrilled that this living jazz legend could make it this time round,” said festival Director Rashid Lombard.

Still wanting to go? Don’t sweat, day tickets are still available priced at R365 and a free concert featuring some of the top headliners in Green Market Square will be held at 5pm this evening in the build-up to the festival.

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