Cape Town jazz festival line-up announced

A full line-up for the Cape Town jazz festival has been announced, and includes Grammy-Award winner Jill Scott.
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US singer-songwriter and overall jazz queen Jill Scott has been announced as the headlining act for the upcoming Cape Town Jazz Festival. Scott was supposed to headline the festival last year, but was forced to pull out due to other commitments. This year, however, she’ll be taking the stage along with 40 other artists from across 12 countries to perform her eclectic mix of jazz, R&B, soul and hip hop.

Other festival highlights include jazz guitarist Norman Brown, saxophonist Kirk Whalum and renowned jazz trumpeter Rick Braun, who perform together as BWB. Another renowned jazz musician taking the stage is French rock violinist Jean-Luc Pont and all-round talent Steve Turre, who has worked alongside jazz legends such as Ray Charles, Stephen Scott, Woody Shaw and Blakey.

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