While the Cape Town International Jazz Festival is where you find the top artists in jazz right now, it is also where you go to find the stars of the future.
The CTIJF provides plenty of opportunities for newcomers to make their mark, but not just any singer will work, it has to be that artist with a little something extra, like Craig Lucas.
Like so many people Lucas took to the stage for the first time when "The Voice SA" hit our television screens for the first time in 2016.
Unlike so many people Lucas immediately made the best kind of impression. His blistering take on The Animals' "House of the Rising" Sun enticed all four judges to press their buzzers.
Despite some serious entreaties from all four, Lucas eventually chose Parlotones lead Kahn Morbee - the first judge to turn his chair - as his coach. Morbee insisted on referring to Lucas as the love child of Freddy Mercury and John Legend and coached him again the next year. While he did not make it to the top spot that year Lucas won the second edition of "The Voice SA" in 2017 and immediately signed a record deal with Universal Music South Africa.