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The second MosJazz Festival that brought some of the world's best jazzers to Mossel Bay for four days of relaxing soul music and soulful companionship on the shore, was yet another sUnsational success!


Jazz fans crowding the stage to get a glimpse and pic of their idol, the legendary Judy Boucher. 

Approximately 3 000 jazz fans from all over - especially from Cape Town suburbs - trekked to the De Bakke/Santos resort for a four-day-festival of fun in the sun in a most scenic setting on the water's edge.

South African performers such as Karen Kortjé, Emo Adams, Soul Individual and the Rockets were equally well cheered, applauded and appreciated as international stars like Judy Boucher, Andrew Young, Choko and Phil Fearon.


Phil Fearon and Karen Kortjé had their fans at their feet at the 2nd MosJazz Festival at De Bakke.  

Despite the festive vibe, the crowd was well-behaved, peaceful and relaxed, and no incidents of violence or crime were reported. The noise factor was also greatly curbed after the organisers, Camissa Solutions, went to great trouble to alter the stage setting and sound levels to accommodate local residents after last year's complaints.

From Thursday to Sunday, De Bakke beach was definitely the jazziest seashore resort in the country/world? and we have the proof to boot! 


Special MosJazz T-shirts for the jazziest beach festival in the Southern Cape! 

Clarence Ford of the organisers, Camissa Solutions, wrote as follows:


We are happy to be able to report that all of our objectives for 2019 has been attained.
The Objectives being as follows:

1. Deliver an incident-free event.
2. Reduce hostility by reducing noise nuisance.
3. Deliver the growth (in year 2) to enable sustainability. In this regard, we can confirm that based on our 2019 success, 
MosJazz will be the biggest annual beach event on the South African calendar within four years.
4. Bring impetus to the local cultural economy. G Minor will perform at Jazz on the Rocks 2019. They worked hard and deserve this introduction to a broader audience. 
5. The People of Mossel Bay have shown their enthusiasm and support for this event.

Again, like is always the case, we have learnt plenty. Such learnings will be implemented for an even better experience at MosJazz next time around. We look to confirm such timing, as soon as we possibly can.

Thank you for your support and belief in us!!

 Also, scroll down to our previous posts for more pics of the weekend's fun-filled activities and ALL THAT JAZZ!

Sharlton Groenewald and Moné Cairncross helped us to capture the festivities - tag yourself and share - and if you are not in any of these, you were not there! 

More photos here and underneath: https://web.facebook.com/mosselbayontheline/posts/2326584374239483?

Scroll down for our day-to-day coverage and photos of the four-day-festival: 

DAY 3:

MosJAZZ 2019 is in FULL SWING . . . in COLOUR . . . And somewhere in the crowd is YOU!

There's something special about a jazz crowd . . . despite their colourful, vibrant attire and cheerfulness, they are laid back, relaxed and totally in tune with the music that speaks to their soul . . . and they will travel around the Globe to follow the makers of that soulful music!


De Bakke beach was a kaleidoscope of colour this afternoon as the crowd started moving in for the highlight of the weekend's festival . . . and they kept coming and coming . . . ready for some jazzercise with their favourite jazzers!

On the stage today were Mano Smith & Ricochet; Ramon Alexander, Judy Boucher, Choko, Topdog, Heart & Soul, Karen Kortjé and Uncle Cal.

The weather played along and provided the most stunning setting and stage for another memorable session of Jazz on the Rocks!
(If you can't find yourself in any of the photos, you were not there!  )


DAY 1: 

AMAZING! Jazztastic! Phenomenal! Jazzmagorical! Jazzmania!  
That's how hundreds of jazz fans described the second outdoor MosJazz Festival that kicked off with a BANG last night on the beach at De Bakke in Mossel Bay.


A festive vibe and fabulous weather set the stage for another weekend of unbridled Jazz on the Rocks in the Happiest Holiday Town in the World.

The crowd of approximately 500 jazz lovers sang, swam, swayed, swung and swooned well into the night to the rhythmic beat of their favourite performers.


The impressive stage, set in a different position facing the sea to limit the noise factor, was built in record-time this year following last year's experimental exercise. The setting allows for easy viewing of the stage and plenty seating for daylong picnicking on the sand.


Last night's performers included the George band Sole Individuals, VJR, Fancy Galada, The Rockets and DJ Rory. Local photographer Nico Coetzee of PhotoCreate was there to capture the fun and ALL THAT JAZZ.

The MosJazz festival, featuring a star-studded programme of local and international artists, lasts till Sunday and should not be missed!

Sammy Webber doing his thing


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