Each spring the city of Cape Town hosts the festival labelled "Africa’s Grandest Gathering." Nearly 40,000 music lovers head to the capital for the two-night celebration of world's best jazz, funk, Afro-pop, soul, fusion, R&B, and more. The festival boasts five stages and 40 artists.
In last years, CTIJF was honoured by such famous artists as Herbie Hancock, Marcus Miller, Spyro Gyra, Eumir Deodato, Stanley Clarke, Miriam Makeba, Ananda Project, Mos Def, Al Di Meola, Ringo Madlingozi, Gretchen Parlato, and many other celebrities. Annual star-studded lineups guarantee an excellent musical weekend.
Since 2004, the jazz festival has been hosted at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.