Chief Operating Officer
Billy Domingo is one of South Africa’s most respected and successful entertainment industry professionals. Domingo’s résumé includes a true Who’s Who of show business, having worked with some of the world’s most famous artists and biggest stage productions in the world.
From Cape Town’s Artscape Theatre to stage manage the official opening of Sun City with Frank Sinatra. This led him to become Entertainment Director at Sun City producing dozens of International shows over the years. Highlights include Queen, Rod Stewart, Tina Turner and Elton John. He has toured the world with Lucky Dube and produced the Royal Variety Show at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
Domingo has travelled the world mentoring and leading large teams of professionals to go beyond their best. His passion for skills transfer and development is evident in every production he is responsible for, and especially the Cape Town International Jazz Festival’s annual youth development programme.
Today, Billy Domingo is the Festival Director of the largest jazz festival in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Cape Town International Jazz Festival, also known as Africa’s Grandest Gathering. The award-winning festival is known globally for its large-scale production and superb hospitality experience. Other events Domingo has produced include the City of Cape Town’s Festive Lights Switch-On, the largest open-air family event in Cape Town, hosting over 100,000 people annually.
A passionate golfer, this family man has a drive for excellence in all areas of his life. But it is in his giving back, that the true measure of this gentleman is found. Domingo makes certain that each of the events he works on includes some measure of return to the future of our nation. It is not so much a desire but a full-hearted commitment to an industry to which he has dedicated much of his life.