Tietie’s Bay, celebrates its 6th Jazz on the Rocks 2016 anniversary and the line-up is fantastic boasting 3 international artists. Saxophonist Jay Beckenstein of Spyro Gyra (USA) , alto sax wizard Marion Meadows (USA) and British saxophonist Andrew Young who performs every year due to public demand. But Jazz on the Rocks is a celebration of ‘local’ – be it the musicians, the people who provide the food, the audience and, more importantly the beauty of this West Coast venue…Tietiesbaai in the Cape Columbine Nature Reserve, just outside of the charming fishing village of Paternoster. For 4 days, from Thursday February 24 to Sunday February 29 2016, Tietiesbaai is where it is all happening. And there are few places in the world where you can you swim, sunbathe or fish while watching and listening to some of the coolest jazz and music in the world? ‘The line-up of artists is exceptional and the festival-goers should try get there on the Thursday so they don’t miss out.’ Says Clarence Ford, founder and Executive Producer of Jazz on the Rocks Festival.
Thursday: Afrotouch; Vernon Castle; Emo Adams; Public Opinion; DJ Rory
Friday: Out of Town; Adelia Douw; Sax Appeal featuring Marion Meadows; Rudimentals; The Rockets; Uncle Cal
Saturday: Hotbox; Official Welcome; Blaqpearl; Allou April; Late Final; Jaco Maria; Jay Beckenstein (Spyro Gyra); Stanley Engelbrecht; Dawnay; Selwyn Bartlett
Sunday: Public Attention; Ramon Alexander; Natalie Rungan; Andrew Young; Claire Phillips; Alistair Izobell; Clarrie’s Metime
The festival thrives on nostalgia and the selection of DJ’s who fill up the time between “live” music will bring to life the parties of the 70’s and 80’s.Uncle Cal; Stan ‘the Jazz Man’ Engelbrecht; DJ Rory and Selwyn Bartlett. Other than a limited number of weekend passes still available, the Tietiesbaai camp site within the Nature Reserve was sold out in one hour.