Cape Town – Top international artists, including Kamasi Washington, Andra Day and The Internet, will be presenting the ever-popular 2017 Master Classes ahead of this year's Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF).
These unique, free to the public exchanges between award-winning international musicians of the CTIJF and the future musical talents of tomorrow will take place at the Cape Sun Hotel in Cape Town CBD from Friday, March 31.
The jazz festival, aka, Africa's grandest gathering, will be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on March 31 and April 1
Multi-award winning reedman Kamasi Washington (USA) will share his vast expertise in jazz and music composition with young fans and jazz enthusiasts in a rare, intimate setting that’s open to questions and audience participation.
Jazz purists will enjoy the multiple award-winning alto saxophonist, Rudresh Mahanthappa who will lead attendees on a spiritual journey into the mystic, while on an entirely different note, producer, singer-songwriter, keyboardist Taylor McFerrin (USA) along with rhythm man and highly-talented drummer Marcus Gilmore (USA) will open the pathway and share a glimpse into their worldwide fame.
The Grammy-nominated star Andra Day (USA) will share her experience as a breakout performer and enlighten fans and interested parties as to how she made her musical dreams come true.
Three of the world’s most admired fusion players: saxophonist Everette Harp, keyboardist Jeff Lorber and world-renown guitarist Paul Jackson Jr. who make up the supergroup, Jazz Funk Soul (USA) will also be engaging with fans. They are set to take on the Kippies main stage on Saturday, April 1.
Vocalist Gretchen Parlato (USA), is not only an incredible performer, but also an in-demand teacher and collaborator. Her Master Class is sure to attract many aspiring vocalists and fans looking to discover more about her experience and success in the international music industry.
Finding their own voice and sharing the angst of love and loss, is The Internet (USA), whose recent announcement of their participation at CTIJF 2017 sent Twitter into frenzy. Syd ‘tha Kid’ and crew will share how they translate this emotional rollercoaster into verses that resonate across all borders, in a special Master Class.
Held at the Cape Sun Hotel, Cape Town, all Master Classes are free to the public, and form part of an intensive programme of other free events and workshops that you can RSVP for at www.capetownjazzfest.com.
RSVP for Master Classes at the following link: http://bit.ly/2lNTwmK
For further enquiries, please contact [email protected]
The official sponsors of the 18th annual Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2017 are as follows:
The Department of Arts & Culture, Independent Media, and The City of Cape Town. Other sponsors include Johnnie Walker, Amstel and South African Tourism.
Tickets are available at www.computicket.com at the following links:
Day Passes: http://bit.ly/2fuzXOO
For corporate hospitality packages, contact Samantha on 021 671 0506 or email [email protected]
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