2020 is a big year for Jazz in Africa, especially in South Africa!

One of the exciting highlights on the world Jazz calendar is International Jazz Day to be hosted on African soil for the very first time.

However, the biggest highlight and always the most special  event for Cape Town, our beautiful Mother City, has got to be The People’s Festival – THE CAPE TOWN JAZZATHON 2020!

And while The Cape Town Jazzathon heads into its 23rd year as the longest running free jazz festival in Africa, we are happy to announce that artist applications are now officially open!

The Cape Town Jazzathon kicks of just after the New Year’s celebrations and just before the end of the always epic Cape Holiday & Festive Season

Come spend 4 days with us for some tantalising Cape Flavoured Jazzathon Jazz at The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront Amphitheatre  from 9th – 12th January 2020

Be there early as entry is always FREE but seats are sometimes limited. Plenty of standing room though and lots to see and hear!


Artists can now upload their information directly on the Cape Town Jazzathon Website.

The online application process is sleek and simple. The important Criteria for entry though is non-negotiable – play at least 60% South African/African/Original Music

Entries close on 20 November 2019, Successful submissions will be notified by email or phone by 30 November. Don’t hesitate, apply today!


We have just launched our new era to compliment the fourth industrial revolution!

What do you think of our Brand new Logo and Website?

We welcome your thoughts and comments. Log on to our Facebook page and simply message us directly to our inbox.


We are constantly available and present on Social Media as always, so please follow us, tag us, inbox us, like us, love us and keep the spirit of Jazz digital and in high Esteem

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Don’t  forget to use the hashtag #jazzathon2020

And, Coming Soon! Be on the lookout for Twitter feed and Youtube channel – These exciting additions are scheduled for next year and will help us to keep in touch with you!


Look out for our T-Shirts, Cape and other merchandise.

We also have a few back issues of T-Shirts and coffee mugs – email us at info@jazzathon.co.za to find out more.