Jazz Night


Cape Town, the South African ‘City of Jazz’, is home to many well-known jazzmen. Together with the Jazz in the Native Yards team, we aim at showcasing the many facets of Cape Town and international jazz, uniquely rich in its diversity and strong identity. In an intimate setting, we offer an opportunity to appreciate live music and a home-cooked meal, in respect and mindfulness of the performance. Jazz Night at Alliance Française du Cap is a seated concert for which booking is highly encouraged as seating charts and catering are planned based on reservations. 

A regular event at Alliance Française du Cap, join us on the last Friday of the month! Kindly note that, exceptionally, the concert might be held on a different Friday due to public holidays or programme requirements.

Jazz in the Native Yards & Alliance Française du Cap present GABISILE MOTUBA !


Gabisile Motuba, popularly known as Gabi Motuba, is a 24 year old jazz vocalist born in Pretoria 1992. She studied at Tshwane University of Technology and completed her studies in 2013. Gabi first became introduced to the notion of music from primary school (Arcadia) where she began to discover her vocal abilities. During her formal studies at the Pretoria High School for Girls, she was exposed to many singing competitions which would influence her in making music a professional career choice. University then became a place to explore her passion and musical taste which led to listening to the likes of Gretchen Parlato, Esperanza Spalding and Concha Buika.

After having completed her studies, Gabi Motuba began to form a band called THE TRIP with prominent jazz musicians based in Johannesburg and Pretoria. She was also part of the renowned album (PROJECT ELO) by drummer Tumi Mogorosi, as a singer and songwriter. She has performed with numerous young, prominent artists of South Africa e.g. Nduduzo Makhatini, Malcolm Jiyane, Mthunzi Mvubu.

The latest project which Gabi Motuba has embarked on, is her debut album Sanctum Sanctorium which she has co-composed with drummer, Tumi Mogorosi in late 2015. The album is due for release in September 2016. The album is a collaboration between Switzerland and South Africa. The album also features the world-renowned Swiss pianist, Malcolm Braff. Gabi Motuba is also working on a duo project called The Wretched which is based on the book The Wretched of The Earth by Fantz Fanon.

Please note that corkage applies if you bring your own wine.

Fee: R100* || Doors open at 19h00, concert starts at 19h30 || Cash bar & Food available
Book your seat with Koko at 083 441 4760
* tickets are R50 for AFC students and members, please show your media library card at the door.