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 ZINGARA, live!


ZINGARA was born in Cape Town, South Africa. Their sound is a contemporary blend of Neo-Soul, Jazzy flows and Electronic waves, offering a deep and new sound. The music combines African Rhythm and grooves with European electronic sounds and soulful melodies. In January 2016 they launch their self-titled EP ZINGARA.

Line up: FRANCESCA BIANCOLI (vocals and guitar), NICHOLAS WILLIAMS (keyboards), RYAN MCARTHUR (bass), KURT DIEDERICKS (drums).


Singer and songwriter, Francesca Biancoli strives for authenticity in the music she creates. Life experiences are interwoven in her work and reflect the daring, explorative style Biancoli pursues. Her latest project, Zingara is a contemporary melding of Jazz and Neo-Soul, fresh and original sound.

Biancoli was born in Bari, South Italy, a multi-cultured seaside town famous for its Greek, Arabic, and Turkish influences. Growing up with access to such rich and varied diversity helped inform her spontaneous and non-conformist musical path. Francesca endeavours to find herself, as she believes, it is only through self-awareness that an artist can truly connect with their audience and elevate them emotionally and spiritually.

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.