Festival Artists

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  • MONTY ALEXANDER & THE HARLEM-KINGSTON EXPRESS

    Cape May Convention Hall / Xerox Main Stage. Saturday, November 8. Showtime 9:00pm. Be in the house for Monty Alexander’s reggae-fied jazz party.

    An outrageously good time Wall Street Journal

  • JON BATISTE AND STAY HUMAN

    Cape May Convention Hall / Xerox Main Stage. Friday, November 7. Showtime 9:00pm By far, the youngest artist Exit 0 International Jazz Festival has ever presented on our Main Stage, the New Orleans born and bred Jon Batiste & Stay Human Band will change the way you think about music.

    It’s music without borders or labels, pure integrity All That Jazz

  • THE COOKERS

    Cape May Convention Hall / Xerox Main Stage. Friday, November 7. Showtime 6:30pm.

    A dream team of forward-leaning hard bop Nate Chinen, The New York Times

  • RENE MARIE

    Cape May Convention Hall / Xerox Main Stage. Saturday, November 8. Showtime 6:30pm.

    Exit 0 Jazz eagerly awaits the sensual, vulnerable, powerful force that is Rene Marie on stage. Who doesn’t love Eartha Kitt? You’ll get to check out Rene’s tribute to Eartha, as she performs material from her latest release on Motema Music, “I Wanna be Evil.”

    Ms. Marie has a smart, clear voice; she pushes her principles to the front of her work and playfully demands respect New York Times

  • NIGEL HALL

    Carney’s Main Room/ Just 4 Wheel’s Stage, Friday, November 7. Shows are 9:00pm and 11:00pm. Nigel Hall is an honest, humble guardian of soul music. When asked about himself, Nigel reflects, “I’m just someone who lives, eats, drinks music.”

  • FEEDEL BAND

    The Boiler Room in Congress Hall / It’s A Breeze Stage. Friday, November 7. Shows at 9:15pm and 11:15pm. Feedel Band is taking Ethiopian music and Jazz, and blending it into a simmering stew of musical genre's, textures and feeling. Think of a great West African kind of groove – now think of yourself in the middle of the dance floor.

  • STEVE GREEN and the ELEVATORS

    Steve Green & The Elevators are a six-piece rhythm powerhouse. Long time Cape Mayans remember the band performing at the beloved Cape May jazz club, The Shire. Join The Shire’s Wayne Piersanti as he hosts this funky good time.

  • CINTRON, featuring JOHN WALSH

    Cabanas / Cape May Brewing Company Stage, Friday, November 7. Shows at 9:30pm and 11:30pm. Festival favorite Edgardo Cintron and his band hit the stage at Cabanas with featured trumpeter John Walsh.

  • BLUEBONE

    Carney’s Main Room, Saturday, November 8. Showtimes 12:00pm and 2:30pm. "Burnin’ blues and smokin’ boogie! Cape May’s own Jay Bethel leads this tight, powerful blues/rock trio. Writing and musicianship second to none.” – The Oklahoma Blues Society "

  • AARON PARKS TRIO

    Saturday, November 8. Aleathea’s / Whale’s Tale & Splash Stage, Saturday, November 8. Showtime 12:30pm. Ben Street (b) and Billy Hart (d) join pianist Parks. "A player and composer of great depth, with a truly cinematic vision." - All About Jazz

  • BRIAN BETZ QUARTET featuring DENIS DIBLASIO

    Carney’s Other Room / Tito’s Handmade Vodka Stage, Saturday, November 8. Shows at 1:30pm and 3:30pm.

  • JOHNNY O'NEAL

    Aleathea’s at the Inn of Cape May / Whale’s Tale & Splash Stage, Saturday, November 8. Shows at 8:30 and 10:30pm. With Johnny O'Neal, piano; Paul Sikivie, bass; Charles Goold, drums. In addition to playing the role of Art Tatum in Ray (2004), Johnny O’Neal is a seasoned pianist who has worked regularly with musicians and groups such as Clark Terry, Ray Brown, Sonny Stitt, Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, and Milt Jackson’s quartet.

  • DAVINA & THE VAGABONDS

    Carney’s Main Room / Just 4 Wheels Stage, Saturday, November 8. Shows at 9:00pm and 11:00pm. "Sowers' vocals are unreal. She simultaneously evokes Adele and Bessie Smith, and the band's sound is vintagey and fresh, a modern take on old-time blues and jazz."
    -PennLive

  • GEM CITY
  • FEEDEL BAND

    Cabanas / Cape May Brewing Company Stage, Saturday, November 8. Shows at 9:30pm and 11:30pm.

  • NIGEL HALL

    The Boiler Room in Congress Hall / It’s A Breeze Stage, Saturday, November 8. Shows at 9:15pm and 11:15pm. Nigel Hall is an honest, humble guardian of soul music. When asked about himself, Nigel reflects, “I’m just someone who lives, eats, drinks music.”

  • LILI ANEL

    Carney’s Other Room / Tito’s Handmade Vodka Stage, Sunday, November 9. Shows at 1:00pm and 3:00pm. "Climbing the wall is the easy part. Beginning the climb is the hard part. -Lili Añel "

  • GEM CITY

    Sunday, November 9 at Cabanas / Cape May Brewery Stage. Showtime at 1:30pm and 3:30pm

  • FRANK BEY

    Carney’s Main Room / Just 4 Wheels Stage, Sunday, November 9. Shows at 2:15pm and 4:15pm. With a long list of legendary performances at the Cape May Jazz Festival, and an equally long list of great performances at local venues, the Exit 0 International Jazz Festival is pleased to welcome Frank Bey back to Cape May.

Exit 0

INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Since its debut in 2012, the Exit 0 International Jazz Fest has quickly become an attraction for world class musicians and music aficionados alike. During the Festival weekend, Cape May transforms into a jazz village as fans and musicians make their pilgrimage to the little town by the sea to witness first-rate performances from award winning, critically acclaimed artists, exciting new artists on the scene, and local favorites. JazzTimes said of the Festival weekend it must be like that in Sundance when Hollywood comes to their town.

Headline performances in Cape May Convention Hall on the Festival’s Xerox Main Stage, include multi Grammy Award nominated Monty Alexander, 27 year old Jon Batiste and Stay Human, jazz supergroup The Cookers, and vocal sensation Rene Marie. The Festival POPS PASS SERIES includes over 30 sets of music in Festival club venues throughout the weekend.

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