Now in its 19th year, the Mother City’s annual award-winning celebration of jazz will once again take over the Cape Town International Convention Centre for two full days, featuring every type of live performer, from legends to festival newcomers, musical storytellers and up-tempo high-energy acts for younger attendees. More than forty local and international artists will perform on five stages, including celebrated English jazzy singer-songstress Corinne Bailey Rae (pictured), and Brazilian musician, singer/songwriter and actor Seu Jorge, whose Portuguese covers of David Bowie’s songs got global recognition in the movie The Life Aquatic with Steve Zisou. Local fusion sensation Mi Casa are also in the line-up for the 2018 festival, along with veteran Cape Town performer Alistair Izobell. Sekunjalo Edujazz Band will also be on stage to deliver their impressive interpretation of evergreen standards and local classics. Helmed by new director Kelly Bell, the ensemble’s varied playlist includes many memorable highlights.