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FKJ added as international act for Cape Town International Jazz Festival

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The fourth artist announcement for the 20th edition of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival includes French multi-instrumentalist, Vincent Fenton, popularly known as French Kiwi Juice (FKJ).

The latest announcement revealed fifteen new music artists from around the world that have been added to the line-up for the popular music festival. The festival is set to take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, starting on Friday, 29 March 2019 until Saturday, 20 March, 2019.

FKJ is an accomplished musician in his own right, and is regarded as one of the pioneers of French house music.

More local and international artists that have been added to the line-up include jazz guitarist, John Scofield, UK acoustic-electronica band, GoGo Penguin and jazz bassist, Richard Bona, amongst others.

“We are curating a weekend for music lovers. Jazz remains our main focus, but we cannot ignore the wide-ranging wealth of talented musicians who deserve to perform at the festival,” Festival director, Billy Domingo, said in an official release published on Tuesday, 29 January 2019.

Some of the previously announced local artists are Tsonga rapper, Sho Madjozi, South Africa’s first all-female big band, The Lady Day Big Band, jazz legend Don Laka, saxophonist Don Vino, the South Peninsula High School Band, The Reza Khota Quartet, and critically acclaimed ensemble, the Soweto Gospel Choir.

Tickets are available for purchase at Computicket, retailing at R850 for a day pass, and R1290 for a weekend pass.

Natasha Gwebu
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