Published 28 November 2017, by staff reporter

Cape Town – Corinne Bailey Rae has been named among the headline international acts of the 19th Cape Town International Jazz Festival taking place on March 23 and 24, 2018, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

Seu Jorge, whose Portuguese covers of David Bowie’s songs got global recognition in the movie The Life Aquatic with Steve Zisou, will also be among the top international acts.

Some of South Africa’s best performance talent will also be on show.

Local fusion sensation Mi Casa is also in the line-up for the 2018 festival, along with veteran Cape Town performer Alistair Izobell.

Cape Town’s Claire Phillips and Jarrad Ricketts, crowned the espYoungLegend 2018 winner, will up the game with a dynamic showcase.

Sekunjalo Edujazz Band will also be on hand to deliver their impressive interpretation of evergreen standards and local classics. Helmed by new director Kelly Bell, the ensemble’s varied playlist includes numerous memorable highlights.

Independent Media’s group executive for marketing and communication, Lutfia Vayej, said the sustainable training and development programmes, job creation opportunities and the promotion of local talent and artists on the African continent, are in line with Independent Media’s empowerment and development objectives and the key reason for the company’s sponsorship of the festival once again.

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