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September 2018


The Muizenberg Jazz Festival is taking place on 16th and 17th November 2018 at the Masque Theatre in Muizenberg, Cape Town.

After a successful inaugural event in 2017 validated by major print media, sponsors, media partners, audiences and most importantly by the artists themselves, the Muizenberg Jazz Festival is bound to grow in size, to a bigger more memorable experience.

Tucked in between iconic Surfers Corner and Muizenberg mountain peak, the Masque Theatre’s proximity to main roads, highways, and public transport makes world-class entertainment easily accessible to all people coming from anywhere and by any means.

The lineup this year will feature 10 Jazz acts again, each performing an hour long set over the course of the two evenings, as well as a photographic exhibition in the foyer of the theater.

The festival offers diverse Jazz genres such as Contemporary Jazz, African Jazz, Fusion Jazz and World Jazz as well as 2 Big Band performances.

The incredible lineup includes performances by Tucan Tucan, Ivan Mazuze, Darren English and The Lady Day Big Band, to mention a few.

The Masque Theater comfortably seats an audience of 165 and is built and equipped to provide a high-fidelity, uninterrupted listening and viewing experience, making Muizenberg Jazz Festival a delightful festival for listeners, musicians and spectators alike.

The Festival vision lies in three main criteria: to provide a place for the artist and art form to thrive, to thoroughly entertain our audience, and to leave the surrounding community and audience enlightened, engaged and enriched.

Three Workshops organized by SAJE (South African Association for Jazz Education) and CTBBJF (Cape Town Big Band Jazz Festival) will take place on Saturday 17th November in the morning at the Masque Theatre’s auditorium from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.



Thursday 15th November at 18h00

Opening of Jeffrey Abrahams Jazz Photography Exhibition at the foyer of the Masque Theatre before a performance of JAZZART Dance Theater at 19h30 at the auditorium of the Masque Theatre

Friday 16th November

17h00  –  The Steenberg High School Wind Band – Big Band / indigenous compositions
18h30  –  Mandisi Dyantyis – African Jazz
20h00  –  Sibusiso Mashiloane – Contemporary and African Jazz
21h30  –  Darren English – Contemporary Jazz
23h00  –  Tucan Tucan – World Jazz

Saturday 17 November

17h00  –  The Lady Day Big Band – Big Band
18h30  –  Lwanda Gogwana – Contemporary and African Jazz
20h00  –  Ariel Zamonsky – Fusion of Argentinian and South African Jazz
21h30  –  Ivan Mazuze – Progressive African Jazz
23h00  –  Thembelihle Dunjana – Contemporary and African Jazz



Free Workshops facilitated by SAJE (South African Association for Jazz Education) and CTBBJF (Cape Town Big Band Jazz Festival) at the auditorium of the Masque Theatre on Saturday 17th November.

11h00 to 12h00  –  Workshop 1: Sibusiso Mashiloane – Piano/South African Jazz
12h15 to 13h15  –  Workshop 2: Lwanda Gogwana – SA Jazz/Brass/Ensemble
14h00 to 15h00  –  Workshop 3: Darren English – The Business of Music



  • The Masque Theatre – 37 Main Rd, Muizenberg. Tel: +27 21 788 6999
  • Computicket


  • Each show: R 130
  • Friday DAY Pass (5 shows): R 600 – look under packages
  • Saturday DAY Pass (5 shows): R 600 – look under packages
  • Weekend Pass (10 shows): R 1,000 – look under packages