The Cape Town Big Band Jazz Festival is taking place from Wednesday May 29 to Saturday June 1 at the Baxter Theatre Concert Hall. The festival, founded by the late Dennis Barr, is turning 21 this year, and features young musicians from across the country. This year, the festival showcases 24 big bands from junior and high schools, as well as university and community big bands, and an all-star alumni band led by Professor Mike Campbell. Tickets cost from R80 for pupils, students and senior citizens to R140 for adults. Book at Webtickets, Pick ‘n Pay stores or the Baxter Theatre on 021 685 7880. Visit www.ctbigbandjazzzfest.co.za for band line-up or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.