What’s that sound? It’s jazzy, it’s groovy, it’s proudly South African with a whole lotta soul - it can only be Breakfast Included.

They first took to the stage for a sell-out performance in 1999 and it’s been a success story of rave reviews ever since. Their cool new sound, classy look and fresh approach has had an immediate and lasting impact on the face of jazz in South Africa.

This hip and happening, award winning band is in a class of its own, boasting internationally acclaimed albums and an impressive string of prestigious performances. They have just released their latest album EP, Welcome To Today, recorded in Cape Town and produced and engineered together with Grammy Award winning engineers in New York, USA, along with the Official Music Video of their hit single ‘Wanna Be Loved’.
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Led and managed by SAMRO international scholarship winner for jazz piano, Jason Reolon, Breakfast Included features South Africa’s most elite and accomplished jazz artists, drawing from a top-calibre collective pool, including star vocalists Zoe Palesa Modiga, Nomfundo Xaluva, Adelia Douw, Amy Campbell, Monique Hellenberg, Haydn Gardner, Jeremy Douglas and Ndumiso Manana, double bass legends Wesley Rustin, Charles Lazar and Sibu Matsimela, saxophone sensations Buddy Wells and Marc de Kok, trumpet extraordinaires Lee Thomson, Darren English and Marco Maritz, celebrated pianists Andrew Lilley, Andrew Ford and Nicholas Williams, drumming maestros Shaun Michau, Unity Mzi, Kevin Gibson, Heinrich Goosen and Jonno Sweetman, guitar icons Alvyn Dyers, Mike Bester and Reza Khota as well as percussion master Tony Paco.

Always sharply dressed, Breakfast Included is the perfect choice for all occasions where style and visual impact are paramount. From intimate to centre stage, their dynamic live performances are hard acts to follow. It’s no wonder that they’ve fostered their reputation of being one of the most sought after bands in the South African live entertainment industry.


North Sea Jazz Festival Cape Town | Kirstenbosch Sunset Concert Series | Nederburg Auction & Fashion Show | Rocking the Daisies Festival | Grahamstown Jazz Festival | Cape Town Arts Festival | Oude Libertas Concert Series | Davidoff International Vocal Festival | Smirnoff International Comedy Festival | Up the Creek Music Festival | Hermanus Whale Jazz Festival | Table Mountain Table of Unity | Simon’s Town Penguin Festival | Franschhoek Champagne Festival | Cape Town Jazzathon | Tulbagh Festival | Queen’s Plate | J&B Met | Wacky Wine Festival | FIFA World Cup Semi-Final Match - Cape Town | Hyundai Global Convention | FNB Whisky Live Festival, Cape Town | Blackberry Val De Vie Pink Polo Event | Anton Rupert Foundation VVIP Luncheon | Cape Premier Yearling Sale

2024 | Standard Bank Cocktail Event | BMO Mining Indaba Event | Toyota Launch Event | RMB Rand Merchant Bank Event | Africa Tech Awards 2024 Event | Mutual of Omaha Incentive Dinner Event

2023 | BMO Mining Indaba Event | Boutique House Paarl Launch | Longi Event | Africa Tech Awards 2023 Event | CR Global Payments Summit Event | Grid Worldwide 608 Office Opening Event | Loerie Advertising Awards UnOfficial Event | Allianz Gala Dinner Event | De Beers Conference | Vontobel VIP Cocktail Event | CIC Event

2022 | Glenmorangie VIP Event | African Rail Company Mining Indaba Event | Raymond James Event | Honda Luncheon Event | McKinsey & Company Welcome Dinner | Fluidra Titanium Event | Cavendish Square 50th Birthday Event | Folio Year End Function | Digisource Year End Event

2021 | SAVCA Conference Cocktail Event

2020 | Anglo American Gala Dinner Event | Arlington Pre Daba/Conic Cocktail Event

2019 | Citi Bank Gala Dinner Event | SA Rugby Event | Musgrave Brandy Launch | Design Indaba | 2019 YPO Edge | ITA Illumina VIP Dinner | IBA Australia Conference Event | Pink Rise Fundraiser Event | CGMA Africa Conference Cocktail Event | Singapore Airlines Gala Dinner | Cape Fine & Rare Wine Auction | French SA Chamber of Commerce & Industry Event | Val De Vie Pink Polo Event | Radiology International Gala Dinner | Western Cape Blood Service Awards Event | Folio Year End Function | Greenpeace Africa Event | Clipper Yacht Race Event

2018 | Mercedes AMG Launch Event Durban | Fasken VIP Cocktail Event | Presidents Club Incentive Event | Mining Indaba Life Grand Event | King James 20 Year Event | Porsche Launch | Event Ciclope Africa Event Zeit Mocha | Moët Chandon Grand Day VIP Event JHB | SANRAL 20 Year Book Launch | Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Collection Launch | AFGRI Gala Event | Ryk Neethling Wine Launch Val De Vie | Nissan VIP Event | Cape Leopard Trust Auction Event | Clara Anna Fontein Lifestyle Centre Launch | Audi VIP Event Dinner | Donald Greig Gallery VIP Event | Val De Vie 10 Year Anniversary Event | PWC Alumni Cocktail Event | Folio 30th Anniversary Year End Function

2017 | SONA17 VIP Cocktail Event | N-Skin Gala Dinner Event | CIPLA Event | Table Mountain World Piano Day Event | Miss South Africa/Sun International Cocktail Event | NPO 2017 VIP Livingstone Events Zambia | Shepstone & Wylie Cocktail Event | Mercedes Benz VIP Event | Enersys Atlas Cocktail VIP Event | Makita Gala Dinner Event | 10th Green Building Convention | Pearl Valley Hotel Launch

2016 | UNIFY Circle of Excellence Awards Event | Woolworths Dinner Event | Sogeti Gala Dinner Event | Bowman Gilfillan Cocktail Events | Design Indaba | Volvo Event | NSRI Fundraiser Event | Fleur Du Cap Awards | Ambassador Club Event | Sanlam Cape Town International Jazz Festival Event | Rolls Royce VIP Event | Wind River Event | Die Matie 75 Anniversary Event | John Hancock Event | TATA ProClub Welcome Dinner | AFBAA Business Aviation Conference Gala Dinner

2015 | BMO Capital Markets Event | Mercedes-Benz Launch Event | 4th Annual Trading Africa Summit | Abercrombie & Kent Private Jet Event | Distell Luxury Brands Event | IISRP Gala Dinner Event | Boston Consulting Group WWOM Event | Elekta Gala Dinner | Nespresso #24 Captured Event | Luxottica Media Showcase | Distel Long Service Awards Dinner | Old Mutual CODA Event | First Rand Event | Greenberg Traurig Event | BPC Banking Technologies Gala Dinner | Herbalife Event | Roche Bobois Paris Launch | Microsoft EMEA Gold Club Event | Cape Town Race Week Maserati Charity Event

2014 | Sugro UK Event | Eiffel Corp Blackboard Event | Abercrombie & Kent Private Jet Event | Toyota Canada Event | Fasken Martineau Event | Nestle Golden Chef Hat Awards Gala Dinner | World Pulses Convention CICILS | Dell Circle of Excellence Event | Burger King/RCL Foods VIP Event | Metropolitan Event | Media 24 News Awards Event | Thought Express Event | Diners Club Wine Awards Event | GMK Konferenz Event | Madison CIC Cocktail Event | African Banknote Conference

2013 | Fasken Martineau Event | Fugro Airborne Mining Indaba | 6th World Congress Paediatric Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery | Allianz VIP Event | Safintra Cocktail Event | IEC (Independent Electoral Commission) Event | Thought Express Event | AIG American International Group Event | Samsung Africa Forum | Airports Company South Africa ACSA Feather Awards Event | Board of Healthcare Funders of SA Cocktail Event | Gannett Event | SALGA Conference (SA Local Government Association) | Mercedes-Benz CLA Launch | Swiss Re 150 Years Event | ICCAT International Convention for Conservation of Atlantic Tuna Event | Nedbank Property Group Event | Allan Gray Year End Event | Woolworths Year End Event | Truworths Year End Event

2012 | Samsung Media Launch | Mining Indaba | Think Red Launch HSFSA | 5 Nations Invitational Polo Classic 2012, Val De Vie | Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (64 countries represented) | Banco Espirito Santo Angola Event | Transnet 150 Year Celebration Event | Cape Town World Design Capital 2014 Gala Dinner | South African Actuarial Society Convention | Audi VIP Event

2011 | Freeworld Design Centre Launch | Sanlam VIP Event Cape Town International Jazz Festival | Canal Walk Retail
Awards | Golden Arrow 150 Year Aniversary Event | Innovnation Design Indaba Event | Retirement Dinner for Nicky Oppenheimer | European Commission Dinner | MTN Conference Event | SAP Partner Awards JHB | Vodacom Fun Day


ACSA (Airports Company SA) | AIG (American International Group) | Allan Gray | Allianz | Anglo American | Anglo Gold | Appletiser | Audi | BAT (British American Tobacco) | Banco Espirito Santo | BHF (Board of Health Care Funders) | Angola | Blackberry | BMO Capital Markets | British High Commission | Boston Consulting Group | Boutique Marketing | Camel | Cape Leopard Trust | Cape Times | Cape Breeders | Cape Medi-Clinic | Cape Winemakers Guild | Caterpillar | Cell C | Chivas Regal | Coca-Cola | Compass Group | Dell | Diners Club International | Discovery Health | Distell | Dunhill | Eiffel Corp | Elekta | Eskom | Etihad Airways | Exchange Creative Commerce | Fasken Martineau | Ferrari | FIFA | FNB | Foodcorp 7th Floor Innovation | Freeworld Coatings | Fugro Airborne | Gannett | GE Aviation (General Electric) | Grant’s Whisky | HSBC | Heart & Stroke Foundation SA | Herbalife | Hyundai | IEC (Independent Electoral Commission) | Interactive Africa | Investec | Infinera | J&B Met | Jupiter Drawing Room | Kaspersky Lab | KPMG | KWV | Luxottica | Mercedes-Benz | Media 24 | Metropolitan | M-Interiors | MTN | Nestle | New York Life | Nedbank | Nespresso | Nissan | Old Mutual | Oude Meester | Pam Golding | Platinum Group | Private Jet | Porsche | Qualcomm | Red Bull | SAA (South African Airways) | Safintra | SALGA (SA Local Government Association) | SAP | Salvocorp | Samsung | Sanlam | SANRAL | SAVCA | Shoprite Checkers | Standard Bank | South African Navy | Sugro UK | Sunday Times | Sygnia | Swiss Re | Thebe Tourism | Thought Express | Toyota | Transnet | Truworths | Vodacom | Wedding Concepts | Woolworths


African Valley Estate | Allée Bleue | Ambassador Hotel | Arabella Sheraton | Ashanti | Atlantic Imbizo | Babylonstoren | Baxter Theatre + Concert Hall | Birkenhead House | Blaauwklippen | BMW Pavilion | Boschendal | Bouchard Finlayson | Brandwacht | Bree Street Studios | Buitenverwachting | Bungalow | Cape Grace Hotel | Cape Town Convention Centre | Cape Town City Hall | Casa Labia | Casalinga (JHB) | Castle, The | Cloof Estate | Clouds Estate | Commodore Hotel | Constantia Uitsig | Cullinan Hotel | D’Aria | Delaire | De Oude Welgemoed | Devon Valley Hotel | Diemersfontein | Dornier | Dreyersdal | Durbanville Hills | Endler Hall | Erinvale | Ernie Els Wine Estate | Eureka Estate | German Club | Goodhope Centre | Graham Beck | Graham Beck Robertson Winery | Grande Provence | Grand West | Green Point Stadium, Cape Town | Greyton Lodge | Grootbos Nature Reserve | Groot Constantia | Groote Schuur (President’s Estate) | Haute Cabriere | Hazendal | Heldeberg | Houtkapperspoort | Jonkers Drift | JC Le Roux | Kelvin Grove | Kirstenbosch | Klein Constantia | Kleindasbosch | Kleine Zalze | Kronenburg Estate | Laborie | La Colombe | La Couronne | La Morace | Lanzerac | La Colombe | La Couronne | Le Franschhoek Hotel | La Morace | Landtscap | Lanzerac | La Petit Dauphine | La Residence | La Vendome | Leopards Leap | The Lookout | Lord Charles Hotel | Lourensford | Milner Hotel | Meerendal | Molenvliet | Monkey Valley Resort | Morgenhof | Mount Nelson Hotel | Mountain Shadows | Moyo (Spier Wine Estate & Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens) | Nederburg | Neethlingshof | Old Mutual Park | One & Only Hotel | Oude Jong | Oude Kraal Hotel | Oude Libertas | Pearl Valley Golf Estate | Radisson Hotel | Range, The | Ratanga Junction | Rickety Bridge | Riebeek Valley Hotel | River Café | Rockhaven | Rotunda | Roundhouse, The | Royal Cape Yacht Club | Saronsberg | Sandton Sun Hotel JHB | Sante Winelands Hotel | Shelley Point Hotel | Shimmy | Silvermist | Silverhurst Estate | South Hill | Spier | Steenberg | Strandkombuis | Table Bay Hotel | The Conservatory | The Land Bank | Tokara | Trinidads | Trinity | Twelve Apostles Hotel | Two Oceans Aquarium | Uitsig | University Of Cape Town | Val De Vie Estate | Vergelegen | Vergenoegd Estate | Viglietti Ferrari & Maserati Showroom | Vineyard Hotel | Vrede en Lust | V&A Waterfront | Warwick Estate | Waterkloof Estate | Waterford | Webersburg | Westcliff Hotel 4 Seasons Hotel JHB | Western Cape Hotel | Westin Grand Hotel | Westlake Golf Estate | Willowbrook Lodge | Winchester Mansions Hotel | Zeit Mocaa | Zevenwacht | Zorgvliet


CD - Breakfast Included - Breakfast Included (2001) (BICD01)
Best of Passion Jazz Volume 2 (2002) - Track: I Thought About You
Universal Music - The Jazz Lounge (2002) - Track: I Thought About You
CD - Breakfast Included - Night Work Ahead (2004) (BICD05)
Palace Lounge - Cafe d’Afrique II, Va Va Voom Edition (2005) - Track: Burnt Toast
UCT Jazz - Full Spectrum (2006) - Track: Burnt Toast
Goldfish - Caught in the Loop (2005) - Tracks: The Real Deal, Dream,
Times May Change You, Wait a Minute
Breathe Sunshine Volume 2 (2005) - Track: Dream
Cafe d’Afrique Volume 2 (2006) - Track: Dream
Breathe Sunshine Volume 3 (2006) - Track: The Real Deal
Best of Cafe d’Afrique (2007) - Track: The Real Deal
Cafe d’Afrique Volume 3 (2007) - Track: Times May Change You
Pure Pacha (2008) - Track: The Real Deal
CD - Breakfast Included - Welcome To Today (2012) (BINC2012)
Goldfish - Goldfish (2012) - Track: The Real Deal
Music Video - Breakfast Included (2012) - Track: Wanna Be Loved

Breakfast Included is sponsored by Kawai & Ian Burgess-Simpson Pianos


Dear Breakfast Included,

Thank you so much for your wonderful performance and amazing collaboration during the lead up to this Media 24 event. It was such a pleasure working with Breakfast Included and your top class show was the cherry on top.

Please be sure to pass this message on to the band :)

Clarisse Coetzee

Dear Breakfast Included,

Thank you kindly for your email and of course your great assistance with entertaining us last week. You were simply fabulous! We’ve had much positive feedback and will definitely keep your contact details for any future events.
Many thanks and best wishes for the future.


All went amazingly well with the band! Please say a huge thank you from our side for their flexibility and for accommodating us. The awards evening was a great success. Thanks for all your help, we will definitely recommend the band for future events, they were great!

Mela Events

Dear Breakfast Included,

It was such a pleasure working with you all again.

Client just LOVED your music and you guys certainly made the cocktail party for the Mining Indaba the great success that it was. We received so many compliments on the evening and you certainly set the mood and vibe for the evening. Such a stunning group of musicians.

Thanks again for being such a star and please thank the band – they were absolutely fabulous.

Keep well and look forward to our next gig with you.

Meropa Events

Dear Breakfast Included,

I can’t say thank you enough for all your amazing help and great performance during my AIMIA Toyota Group!

Everything went like clockwork – the guests had such an amazing experience in Cape Town! They absolutely loved Breakfast Included – between the great food and your fantastic performance – the evening could only be a huge success!

Please convey my thanks to the rest of the band – you were phenomenal!

A huge thank you again and hope you all have an awesome week further! Hope we can do it soon again!

Dragonfly Africa

A huge thank you for your co-ordination of Breakfast Included, they were very professional.
The event was superb and many, many compliments were received for your act.
Will send you some photos.
Be well.


Dear Breakfast Included,

It was an absolutely pleasure to work with you guys! You were awesome!

Thanks again, it was really great to meet you all.

Keep well and until next time


Hi Breakfast Included,

Thank you for being awesome. I will always suggest Breakfast Included first as I have always looked good after booking you! Seriously I do think you are the very best jazz artists in Cape Town and I love that I have the privilege of booking you!

Looking forward to the next gig! Meanwhile keep being awesome!

Quirky House Events

Jason, thank you SO much…you guys and one gal were so great to work with, professional, friendly and hugely talented.
The clients absolutely loved your performances and I thoroughly enjoyed working with you.

See you again soon,

Carolynne, Green Route

Thank you for your beautiful performance yesterday at Boschendal Jason, the clients loved your performance so much. And even the gale force wind lifting the cabana off its feet didn’t distract them from that. See you all again soon.

Christina Holt
Event Concepts

Dear Breakfast Included,

Always a pleasure to work with true professionals. Makes my life much easier!


Hi Jason

Thank you, and your band, for providing the beautiful music at our party.

Pity I did not get the chance to have a proper conversation with you.

Next time.

Philip Zietsman
Managing Director

Hi Breakfast Included,

Thanks so much for another awesome performance last night!!! Always great working with you & looking forward to the next one, :o}}}!!

Tanja Schuermann

Thanks for a wonderful show! Guests really enjoyed the day!

Terra Nova

Dear Breakfast Included,


That BAND was WOW!!! They are talk of the seminar in our Admin office this morning…

Thank you

IEC Independent Electoral Commission

Dear Breakfast Included,

Breakfast Included certainly exceeded expectations! The band and artists were very professional, played on time and kept the guests thoroughly entertained during the function!

It was an absolute pleasure working with you and I most certainly hope to use Breakfast Included for future events!

Greenroute Africa

Dear Breakfast Included,

Please accept our thanks for performing at the BHF conference held recently at the CTICC.

We received very positive feedback from the delegates who enjoyed the band.

Dr Humphrey Zokufa

G’morning Jason.

Was an amazing evening and Breakfast Included was a hit!

Thanks so very much.

Singapore Airlines

Dear Breakfast Included,

Just a big thank you for the lovely music we enjoyed at our event.

All the best and keeping on smoothing people’s ears with your music !

Regards, Suenet Evans

Dear Breakfast Included,

Thank you so much and well done for a fantastic performance, amazing as always – it really was a great first night for the Dell winners!

Greenroute Africa

Pleasure working with you!

You guys added that class I wanted to the event. Will be in touch for future events.


Treyvone Moosa
?Event Manager - Africa ?Trade Summit

Hi Jason

Thanks for the email, and for the successful event!

Thanks so much to the whole team for the great performance, as always!

Dragonfly Africa

Dear Breakfast Included,

Thank you so very much!

You guys were excellent and made the evening!

Eiffel Corp

Hello Jason,

Thank you for your email, it was absolutely wonderful to have you play at the hotel, impeccable stuff.

You were all so lovely and I hope to see you all again soon.

Have a great week ahead!

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

Dear Breakfast Included,

Everything came together in the end and we delivered a hugely successful event. The guests loved Breakfast Included’s music. Everything was just too amazing. Thank you so much for being stars at such short notice!

ICCAT Event (International Convention for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna)

Dear Breakfast Included,

It was such a pleasure having Breakfast Included playing at the function last night, you guys were amazing. I as well as my colleagues would definitely like to recommend you guys for future events.

One & Only Hotel

Hi Jason,

Thank you so much once again for the stunning performance at this beautiful event. We love working with you!

Val de Vie Events

To the Breakfast Included team!

Thank you again for everything, you guys were amazing as always!!

Dragonfly Events

Hi BInc!!

You guys were really great and our client was extremely happy. They have asked to book you already for their same event next year!!

Chocolate Orange Events

Hi Jason

Thanks for the excellent performance, outstanding as usual!

Have a great festive season and we look forward to hearing you again in 2020.


Herman Botha

Dear Jason,

I am just about finished for the day after catching up with emails after last night’s amazing event, but before I retire I wanted to send you and the band a personal word of thanks and appreciation for your smooth management of the leopard inspired fundraiser evening. The time flew by and before I knew it we were winding down.

Warm regards

Helen (Cape Leopard Trust)

Hi Jason

Just want to thank you and your band members for your performance at our year-end party. What a treat and made the night!


Good morning Jason & the Breakfast Included Team,

I would like to take this opportunity to say a very heartfelt thank you to you and your team – it was an absolute pleasure working with you.

You have looked after my DCIM | IBA Group to the very best of your capability and I am most grateful – without you, the smooth running of this program would not have been possible.

You and your team were an extension of ours – side by side, working with me and my colleagues in achieving the successful execution of this group, thank you for your continued support, understanding and help.

Until the next one!

Best Regards,