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CT Jazz Festival to stay put

Discussions have come up to move the festival form Cape Town to Durban.

Jill Scott performed at this year's Cape Town International Jazz Festival.

CAPE TOWN - Cape Town International Jazz Festival organisers on Sunday denied any intention of moving the festival to another city next year.

They did, however, admit there were discussions in the past to move the festival to Durban.

The 14th annual festival was held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre this weekend.

More than 34,000 fans were entertained by 40 international and local artists, which included the likes of Buena Vista Social Club and Jill Scott.

Festival director Rashied Lombard said he will do everything in his power to keep the festival in the Mother City.

Tickets for the event were sold out quickly.

Lombard said he has been approached my other city bosses often to move the festival but added that he could not imagine a better host city than Cape Town.

Lombard revealed though that organisers are hoping to give the country's other big cities their own festivals in the future.

"We'll look at the dynamics of the city and then see if the Jazz Festival fits the dynamics of that festival."

Meanwhile, preparations have started for next year's event.

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