“We have been doing this for the past 13 years, but no year is the same. Each year we strive to go the extra mile.”
The event has already attracted attention with Facebook generating 6694 likes and Twitter pulling in about 2100 fans.
Chief executive officer and founder Peter Tladi, pictured, said the last of a series of the Road to Joy of Jazz events are taking place.
The festival organisers have gone out of their way to provide secure parking with more than 1000 parking bays situated around Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown, Johannesburg.
Tladi said: “It takes months and months of planning, logistics and management. It involves listening to the music sent in, going through e-mail requests and arranging music video links from interested artists”.
“We have been doing this for the past 13 years, but no year is the same. Each year we strive to go the extra mile to continue to make Joy of Jazz a world class event.”
A priority is security with police, disaster management and the safety and security department coming on board. They will ensure that festival-goers will have peace of mind while enjoying the music.
“There will be 117 toilets and two out of the total designated for wheelchair-bound jazz lovers,” Tladi said. The biggest stage is the main Dinaledi venue, with a seating capacity of 2958.