A Premier Cape Town Lifestyle Event 

Jazz on the Rocks was successfully introduced to Tietie's Bay, Paternoster in 2011. The event was an instant success enabling families quality time in the great outdoors. Jazz on the Rocks, as a result of this success will now be replicated on South Africa's best beaches. Plettenberg Bay constitutes the next related effort and announcements about the 3rd South African beach location can be expected towards the end of 2016.

While the event essentially harnesses the healing forces of nature and music, social entrepreneurship is at the heart of all endeavour. Behind all effort and risk is a passionate mission to empower youth from "target" areas in all elements of festival design and management. The objective is for youth from previously disadvantaged, host communities to run the event in future years.

It is hoped that successes achieved in Paternoster will be replicated in Plettenberg Bay. The objective is for people on both sides of the N2 to benefit economically from effort in Plettenberg Bay in much the same way as the tourism industry and the poorest of the poor benefit from the event in Tietie's Bay . The Mission statement is unequivocal - to bring healing to our still fragmented society.

Social cohesion is ultimately at the heart of any successes to be achieved.

In 2016 Jazz on the Rocks - Tietie's Bay will happen from the 25th to the 29th February 2016.


The inaugural edition of Jazz on the Rocks - Plettenberg Bay is scheduled for the 19th and 20th March 2016..

Established in 2004 by Clarence Ford, Heart FM Presenter, Jazz on the Rocks combines the finest elements of outdoor living and music in pristine setting South African settings

The Jazz on the Rocks stage has seen some of South Africa's leading acts alongside their international counterparts including, Hugh Masekela, Lira, Andy Narrel, Joe McBride, Freshly Ground, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Jimmy Dludlu and Judith Sephuma, Jay Beckenstein, Marion Meadows and many more.

Jazz on the Rocks enables families to enjoy the pleasures and intimacy of the great outdoors.