Let’s face it 2020 has surpassed all expectations for everyone! Halfway through the year and …. boom? …All the planning, all the prep, all the proposals, and all the expectations now hanging in the balance. But, thankfully, all is not as gloomy as what it seems. This lockdown period has given the producers of Jazzathon – JCQ Productions – the much-needed space to reassess the festival. Being refined to working in isolation gives one time to reflect, improve and most importantly gave us time to come up with some great ideas. This is exactly what we have done!
But first, we ask you to PLEASE DIARISE the following important dates
- 7th to 10th JANUARY 2021
- 27th & 28th July 2021
These upcoming events will not only launch Jazzathon into the next decade but also entrench our impact within the Jazz loving community. We kick off the New Year (2021) with the annual free, 4-day festival that marks the 25th Anniversary of The Cape Town Jazzathon at the V&A Waterfront. Then 6 months later, in July 2021, we plan to host a huge concert to commemorate this iconic festival in the form of a Silver Jazzathon Celebration! Both events are set to knock your socks off!
As always, our focus is on music, education, and community. And as always, our objective to prioritise the fans and the artists is the reason why The Cape Town Jazzathon is known as “The People’s Festival”
We have a host of workshops scheduled for the later part of this year (2020) kicking off with an Intro Workshop in September – once we receive submissions and applications for participation in The Cape Town Jazzathon 2021. Thereafter we plan to host at least 1 workshop per month leading up to, and after the festival.
Finally, you will note that we have merchandise for sale. All the items are from previous events. We have T-Shirts, Caps, floppy hats and even some coffee mugs. Proceeds from the sale of these items will go towards musicians in distress, caused by COVID-19.
To end off, we ask that you keep in contact through social media and email. All details found on the page. We look forward to hearing from you.
Much Love from all of us at Jazzathon and JCQ Productions!