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PLEASE NOTE: Tickets for Rosies Stage cost an additional R 20 per performance and require a CTIJF 2019 Festival Pass.


Friday 29 MARCH - Bickram Ghosh Quartet (INDIA)

Bickram Ghosh is one of India’s greatest masters of the tabla and is widely regarded as a pioneering force in the world of experimental fusion music. He has featured on four albums nominated for Grammy awards, including George Harrison’s Brainwashed. He also played on Full Circle with Ravi Shankar, which won a Grammy award.

Bickram’s subsequent successful solo albums include Beyond Rhythmscape, Folktail, Drum Invasion, Kingdom of Rhythm, Interface, Electro classical, and Transformation. He has composed music for 30 feature films and has at least 100 albums to his credit. Arun Kumar (drums), Abhishek Mallik (electric sitar) and Jonathan Kay (saxophone) will accompany him at this festival.



Saturday 30 MARCH - Vuma Levin (SOUTH AFRICA)

Having its origins at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, the Vuma Levin Quintet is a multi-cultural band featuring various up and coming and multi-award-winning musicians on the Dutch scene. Since its inception in 2014 the outfit has performed at multiple venues and festivals in South Africa and Europe.

The ensemble has been nominated for and won prizes at various competitions including, Montreux Socar International Jazz guitar competition, The Keep an Eye Jazz Awards 2014, The Keep an Eye “The Records” Awards 2015, The AHK eindwerk Prijs 2014 and The Keep an Eye Jazz Awards 2016 and The Dutch Jazz Competition 2016.




Friday 29 MARCH - The Mike Rossi Project ft John Fedchock (SOUTH AFRICA/ USA)

American born Mike Rossi is a professor of music at the University of Cape Town. He regularly performs at jazz clubs and jazz festivals in Africa, Europe and the United States.

As a composer and performer he has appeared on numerous jazz and classical recordings, and has written a series of method books on jazz improvisation, along with numerous compositions. Joining Rossi at this festival is two-time Grammy nominee John Fedchock, an established world-class trombone soloist.

Other musicians joining them on stage are Lorenzo Blignaut (trumpet and flugelhorn), William Haubrich (trombone), Andrew Ford (piano and organ), Wesley Rustin (acoustic bass) and Kevin Gibson (drums).



Saturday 30 MARCH - Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble (USA)

Flutist and composer Nicole Mitchell’s Black Earth Ensemble (BEE) is a musical celebration of the African American cultural legacy founded in 1998. BEE has performed in festivals and art venues throughout Europe, Canada and throughout the U.S. Its music embraces the ancient past and paints visions of a positive future. The music is the weaving of swing, blues, avante garde jazz, bebop, African rhythms, Eastern modes and Western classical sounds.

BEE’s purpose is to inspire the human spirit with thought-provoking beauty and to present a positive, healthy and culturally aware image of African Americans.




Friday 29 MARCH - African Time Meeting Legends OverTime ft Herbie Tsoaeli, Sydney Mnisi, Feya Faku, Andile Yenana & Ayanda Sikade (SOUTH AFRICA)

This ensemble features Herbie Tsoaeli (bass, vocal); Sydney Mnisi (tenor, sax); Feya Faku (flugel horn, trumpet); Andile Yenana (piano); and Ayanda Sikade (drums). Its sound is the music of the present and future, guided by spirits, energies and vibrations from the past. It is inspired from the soil and soul of Africa. Herbie Tsoaeli has spent over three decades making music, as the preferred side-man to some of the South Africa’s and international jazz and commercial artists. With this project he enters centre-stage with an entourage of seasoned African jazz masters, styled in true South African jazz format that collectively presents songs from the African Time album and new compositions.



Saturday 30 MARCH - Ibrahim Khalil Shihab (SOUTH AFRICA)

Born Christopher James Schilder into one of Cape Town’s famous musical families in 1954, Ibrahim Khalil Shihab earned a solid reputation as one of South Africa’s foremost piano talents of his generation. In 1968, aged 22 he led an ensemble in a Johannesburg studio that included a young, fiery Winston Mankunku and recorded an album, Spring, that has become an integral part of the rich legacy of jazz records in South Africa.

However, he is well and most fondly remembered as pianist and primary songwriter for the 70's iconic cult band from the Cape Flats, Pacific Express. In 2018 he released a brand-new recording project, Essence of Spring. This album pays homage to the very diverse range of Shihab’s compositional styles, from the most evocative jazz themes to more easy styled popular songs as well as showcasing his breath taking pianistic skills, both as a solo pianist and band leader.




Friday 29 MARCH - John Scofield's "COMBO 66" ft Vicente Archer, Gerald Clayton & Bill Stewart (USA)

Aside from being one of the principal innovators of modern jazz guitar, John Scofield is a creative artist of an even rarer sort: a stylistic chameleon who has forged a consistent, rock-solid aesthetic identity. Looking to commemorate his 66th year, Scofield penned twelve original compositions and formed a swinging new group to record and tour the music. Rising star Gerald Clayton was an obvious choice on piano, an instrument central to the new tunes. The connection between Scofield and drummer Bill Stewart strengthens as the decades pass. It was Stewart who introduced bassist Vicente Archer to the project. Scofield is thrilled with the group and in addition to the musical combustion, especially enjoys the inter-generational quality – sixties, fifties, forties and thirties represented.


Saturday 30 MARCH - Eliane Elias (BRAZIL)

Eliane Elias is a Brazilian multi GRAMMY® Award winning artist who has sold over 2.2 million albums during the span of her career. Her 2017 release Dance of Time won a Latin Grammy for Best Latin Jazz Album of the year. It debuted at #1 on two Billboard’s Charts: Traditional Jazz Charts and World Music Albums Charts, and also at #1 on iTunes USA, Germany, France and Brazil and #1 Best Seller. Her previous album, Made In Brazil, won a Grammy Award® for Best Latin Jazz Album of the Year. She now has 9 Grammy Award® nominations to date and she’s not resting on her laurels.




Saturday 30 MARCH - Morris Goldberg (SOUTH AFRICA)

New York-based composer, saxophonist, clarinettist, penny whistler and vocalist, Morris Goldberg recently completed recording his third album with his group, OJOYO, and wrote most of the original music.

The OJOYO sound is Safrojazz, a combination of South African and American music. Goldberg grew up in Observatory, Cape Town, and nurtured musical roots that span jazz, classical music, bebop and mbaqanga. He won popular acclaim through his featured performances on Paul Simon’s ‘Graceland’ album.

Goldberg has also performed with Hugh Masekela, among others, before leaving South Africa to broaden his musical horizons. He regularly recorded and performed with artists such as Miriam Makeba and Harry Belafonte. He also worked with Jonathan Butler and exiled singer Letta Mbulu. In 1974, Goldberg returned to Cape Town and participated in Abdullah (Dollar Brand) Ibrahim’s recording, ‘Manenberg’. He has regularly returned to perform in South Africa.



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