During Exit 0, the seashore town becomes a veritable jazz village. I imagine that it must be
like that in Sundance when Hollywood comes to their town for the annual film festival....
Jazz Times Magazine
The 3rd Exit 0 International Jazz Festival May 30-June 1, 2014, in Historic Cape May, NJ, Launches Spring Version with An Outdoor Stage Featuring New Jersey Winemakers and
Jazz on the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Crossing from Delaware
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Features Grammy Winners Dee Dee Bridgewater & Roy Hargrove; Dirty Dozen Brass Band & Kermit Ruffins of New Orleans; Fest Party Faves Red Baraat & Matuto; HBO's Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks; Gerald Clayton, Tia Fuller, KellyLee Evans, Daisy Castro + More
The charming Victorian seaside town of Cape May, New Jersey, will transform into a bonanza of incredible world class music, fine wine, great food and happy music fans May 30-June 1, 2014, for the 3rd Exit 0 International Jazz Festival. The festival will host over 100 international touring musicians in an atmosphere similar to stylish, accessible European festivals, particularly with the launch of Jazz at The Estate, an outdoor music venue. The perfect size for a family-friendly festival, Exit 0 offers fest-goers the opportunity to stroll from venue to venue and revel in many styles of music from jazz, soul, blues and R&B - not to mention the gorgeous ocean setting of the National Historic Landmark city. There will even be jazz on the ocean on the 11:15AM ferry crossing from Lewes, Delaware, on Friday, May 30 and discounted festival tickets with the Ferry Pass.
Shares founder Michael Kline, a native of Cape May who returned in 2005 from New Orleans before Hurricane Katrina: I wanted to offer something in Cape May to really kick off summer and celebrate how great our town is in all seasons plus pay homage to the former long-running biennial jazz festival here. Thanks to the more than 3000 fans that turned out for our November fall festival, our fest keeps growing, and we're getting bigger ideas about where we want to take the music. We want music to be everywhere and to bring a little of that New Orleans street party flavor to Cape May. It's exciting to know some people will happen upon our festival and the music just by walking down the street.
Named for the exit to Cape May off of the Garden State Parkway, the festival attracts a loyal diverse audience of thousands from the major metropolitan regions surrounding Cape May including New York City, Wilmington, Philadelphia, Baltimore and the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, all within a four or five hour drive of Cape May. The Festival features Grammy Award-winners, living legends, NEA Jazz Masters, emerging jazz stars, international musicians and homegrown talent too. This first spring version will also offer brass band parades and an open-air gospel concert on Sunday, June 1, at the famed Congress Hotel, a lead sponsor for Exit 0.
TICKET INFORMATION: Tickets can be purchased by calling the Cape May Convention Hall Box Office at (609)884.9563 or by visiting www.exit0jazzfest.comHotel packages are available. Special passes include: 1) Pop's Pass $38. Provides unlimited access to club shows. 2) Duke's Pass: $179. Includes all headliners, club and Jazz at The Estate shows. 3) Count's Pass: $145. All-access pass for Friday and Saturday only.Individual tickets are available to all events.
Dee Dee Bridgewater Xerox Main Stage (Convention Center)7pm/9pm Over the course of a multi-faceted career spanning four decades, the three-time Grammy Award-winner and Tony Award-winner has ascended to the upper echelon of vocalists, putting her unique spin on standards, as well as taking intrepid leaps of faith in re-envisioning jazz classics.
Gregoire Maret Marq's Pub/Tito's Handmade Vodka Stage 8pm/10pm The Grammy Award-winning harmonica player has found a way to create a unique, dynamic voice with this rarely utilized instrument in jazz.
Gerald Clayton Trio Alathea's/CapeMay.com Stage 830pm/1030pm The three-time Grammy Award-nominated pianist continues the jazz legacy of his family and father, bandleader and bassist John Clayton, playing selections from his acclaimed debut album.
Cintron Carney's Main Room/Just 4 Wheels Stage 9pm/11pm Percussionist Edgardo Cintron, second-generation Puerto Rican and second generation musician, known as much for his affable personality and generous spirit as for his tasty musicianship, fronts the Festival favorite Cintron.
Tia Fuller Boiler Room @Congress Hotel 930pm/1130pm The dynamic saxophonist is best known for her time touring with Beyonce but get to know her crowd-pleasing music on its own.
Red Baraat Cabanas/Cape May Brewery Stage 930pm/1130pm "Imagine a New Orleans street band playing Indian Bollywood tunes with a go-go beat - you can't? Then just listen...a crazy blast of fun." NPR
SATURDAY, JUNE 1
HEADLINER Roy Hargrove Xerox Main Stage (Convention Center) 7pm/9pm The Grammy-winning trumpeter is among the premier players in jazz, hip-hop, soul & beyond. With nearly 20 recordings as a leader, he has played and recorded with luminaries including Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock and Dizzy Gillespie.
Jazz at The Estate Outdoor Stage 12-6PM
Exit 0 presents Jazz at The Estate in partnership with the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities. Rain or shine, the outdoor stage on the grounds of the historic Emlen Physick Estate in downtown Cape May will offer great music, foods, crafts and locally produced wines and brews.
Daisy Castro 12pm
The 16-year-old violinist dazzles by bringing a modern, swinging pop and world feel to her music.
Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks __ 1:30pm
As seen on HBO's Boardwalk Empire, this big band expertly weaves music stories from the 1920s-1940s.
We couldn't resist bringing them back after Matuto performed two high-energy, sold-out shows at the November fest that had people begging for more.
Jon Cleary 4:45pm
This great New Orleans funk and R&B pianist and vocalist is actually England, but you'd never know it.
Kellylee Evans Marq's Pub/Tito's Stage 830pm/10:30pm Her voice is considered one of the most beautiful of her generation and 2014 looks to be her breakout year with her Motema Music label debut, "I Remember When."
Johnny Rawls Carney's Main Room/Just 4 Wheels 9pm/11pm Mississippi-born and bred, he will lay the blues and soul down with butter.
Fredericks Brown Boiler Room@Congress Hotel 930pm/1130pm These two young artists left New Zealand for New York to pursue a common passion for storytelling that delivers a startling blend of strength and intimacy.
Red Baraat Cabanas/Cape May Brewery Stage 930pm/1130pm See Friday
SUNDAY, JUNE 2
A Night in New Orleans to Benefit the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts @ 5/730PM
Dirty Dozen Brass Band / Kermit Ruffins & The Barbeque Swingers @ Xerox Stage
Cult favorites both, they bring the party New Orleans style.
Roberta Gambarini Aleathea's/CapeMay.com Stage 1pmAfter coming in third in the 1998 Thelonious Monk Vocal competition, this Italian singer quickly became a sensation performing with legend Hank Jones among others.
Johnny Rawls Carney's Main Room/Just 4 Wheels 2pm/4pm See Saturday
Fredericks Brown Harry's Ocean Bar/Exit Zero Magazine Stage 3pm
Jon Cleary Cabanas/Cape May Brewery Stage 3pm
FESTIVAL TEAM.Exit 0 was created and is produced by Spy Boy Productions, an events company founded by jazz industry veteran Michael Kline, who runs Michael Kline Artists, an international booking agency representing NEA Jazz Masters and emerging artists alike. Music industry veteranEric D. Wright completes the artistic leadership team as Festival Senior Producer. He was part of the launch team for the Rochester International Jazz Festival and is Assistant Director of Concert Operations for Jazz at Lincoln Center. Kline and Wright worked together in New Orleans on behalf of artist Terence Blanchard. Cape May native Eliza Lotozo rounds out the staff as Associate Producer. BIOS HERE (click on Spy Boy logo)
THE FUTURE. Kline plans for The Exit 0 International Jazz Festival to move to a biannual festival model beginning with this spring festival just like its forefather.This Festival can become an iconic festival because of the qualities unique to Cape May - an unbelievably beautiful seaside town that thrives year-round, a mega population base within a 3-hour drive and an engaged, proud, friendly community that supports the arts.
Presenting Partners.We are grateful to our presenting partners for supporting the positive cultural and economic impact for Cape May and the surrounding community Exit 0 International Jazz Festival strives to make. Consumer Business: XEROX. Tourism: New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel & Tourism, and South Jersey Tourism Corporation. Arts: Mid-Atlantic Center for Arts & Humanities. Hospitality:Cape Resorts Group Properties. Community. City of Cape May / Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May / Cape May Music Festival.
Media: Exit 0 Magazine / Jazz Times Magazine / WCFA-LP / Media in Motion Graphics /WRTI FM / WBGO FM.