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June 17th, 2016

EXIT ZERO JAZZ FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 5TH ANNIVERASRY NOVEMBER 11 - 13, 2016 WITH HEADLINERS WYNTON MARSALIS AND CÉCILE MCLORIN SALVANT

EXIT ZERO JAZZ FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 5TH ANNIVERASRY NOVEMBER 11 - 13, 2016 WITH HEADLINERS WYNTON MARSALIS AND CÉCILE MCLORIN SALVANT

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“Exit Zero enters the big time with its star-studded festival. It’s become bigger and more eclectic
than any jazz festival New Jersey’s southernmost town ever has seen.” … Jay Lustig, NJArts.net

EXIT ZERO JAZZ FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 5TH ANNIVERASRY NOVEMBER 11 – 13, 2016 WITH HEADLINERS WYNTON MARSALIS ANDCILE MCLORIN SALVANT IN THE NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK CITY OF CAPE MAY, NJ,

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    More Great Talent throughout the Weekend – Squirrel Nut Zippers, Jane Bunnett & Maqueque, Frank Bey Blues Revue, Pat Martino Organ Trio + Horns, The J?st Project, Jamison Ross, Red Baraat, High & Mighty Brass Band, Davis, New Orleans Swamp Donkeys, Omar Sosa JOG Trio, Jon Regen, Philadelphia Funk Authority + More Presented by Exit Zero Publishing, Motéma Music, Chris Clemans Sotheby’s International Realty and Produced by Spy Boy Productions

Cape May, NJ (June 17, 2016) – As Exit Zero Jazz Festival is celebrating its 5th Anniversary of presenting America’s original art form of Jazz in America’s original seaside resort of Cape May, NJ, producer Michael Kline announces the lineup for the 2016 Fall Edition of the Festival. Headlining on Saturday, November 12 is nine time Grammy Award and Pulitzer Prize winner, Wynton Marsalis. The internationally acclaimed musician, composer, bandleader, educator, and leading advocate of American culture, Marsalis returns to perform for the second year in a row at the Exit Zero Jazz Festival, “The audiences for our concerts in Cape May were warm, responsive, and absolutely knowledgeable about jazz. The feeling was so communal and comfortable that the orchestra couldn’t help but swing.” He added, “This music may occupy a small space in our culture, but some gigs remind you that that space is worth battling over.” Kline remarks about the coup of presenting Wynton, ““We are thrilled that Wynton recognizes the deep appreciation for the music our audiences here at the Festival are known for. It’s an honor to have him return with the Quintet in November the performance is just one of a handful of Quintet shows in 2016.”

In her debut performance at the Festival and headlining the Schmidtchen Theater MusicConnects Stage on Friday, November 11 is the Grammy-winning vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant. She is well known for her curiosity for the history of American music, and the connections between jazz, vaudeville, blues, and folk music. She pulls much of her repertoire from these rarely recorded gems with strong stories. The Squirrel Nut Zippers, who are touring in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of their recording “Hot,” also perform on Friday, November 11 and draw much of their material from the same rare musical vaults mined by Cécile McLorin Salvant, albeit with a much different stage approach.

The Exit Zero Jazz Festival is a multi-venue festival with three full days of performances staged
in the 1,177 seat Schmidtchen Theater, the 750 seat Cape May Convention Hall and in the clubs of Cape May. A wide array of jazz and other genres of music are presented throughout the weekend as music lovers stroll between the venues, most of which line the Cape May beachfront. Featured artists include Omar Sosa JOG Trio, Jane Bunnett & Maqueque, Pat Martino Organ Trio + Horns, Frank Bey Blues Revue, The J?st Project, Jamison Ross, Red Baraat, High & Mighty Brass Band, Davis, New Orleans Swamp Donkeys, Jon Regen, Philadelphia Funk Authority, and still more to be announced July 1. (Artists bios attached.)

With first-rate performances from award winning, critically acclaimed artists, exciting new talent and local favorites, the Exit Zero Jazz Festival has quickly become known as a premier Festival on the east coast, attractive to world class musicians, music aficionados, and new fans of the music.

Exit Zero Jazz Festival is produced by Spy Boy Productions, led by Michael Kline, who celebrated many summers in Cape May and returned in 2005 from New Orleans. He shares his thoughts about presenting the Festival in Cape May. He said, “We wanted to offer a world-class cultural experience in Cape May that would launch the shoulder seasons and let people know there is a vibrant, thriving community in Cape May beyond the incredible beaches and Victorian architecture. Through music, we celebrate the spirit and creative energy in Cape May, bringing a little of that New Orleans street party flavor to the beach. It’s always a great party, and we’re thrilled that people keep coming back for more.”

Named for the exit to Cape May off 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, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., 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 home-grown talent too. The Festival is supported through the efforts of Festival Presenters: Motéma Music and Exit Zero Magazine,
and stage sponsors Chris Clemans Sotheby’s Realty, The Whale’s Tale, It’s a Breeze, Hawk Haven
Vineyard + many other Cape May & Cape May County businesses.

Ticket Information. Tickets can be purchased on-line at www.exit0jazzfest.com or by calling the
Exit Zero International Jazz Festival at (609)849.9202. Hotel packages are available from
Congress Hall, the Official Hotel Partner of Exit Zero Jazz, and from Hotel Partners on the Festival site. Individual tickets are available to all Main Stage performances in Schmidtchen Theater. Festival Passes provide the best value for fest-goers: VIP Pass: $185 plus tax and ticket facility fee includes reserved Orchestra Center Seat to headline performances Cécile McLorin Salvant and Wynton Marsalis, reserved seating in Cape May Conventional Hall performances, access to the Festival VIP Lounge with private bar, priority entry to Aleathea’s & Congress Hall, first come, first served entry into all other Festival Clubs; All Event Pass: $165 plus tax and ticket facility fee Includes Orchestra reserved seats to headline performances by Cécile McLorin Salvant and Wynton Marsalis, priority entry in Cape May Convention Hall performances and first come, first served entry to all club. Club Pass: $48 plus tax and ticket facility fee includes entry on a first come, first served basis to all Festival club venues.

Friday Pass: $75 plus tax and ticket facility fee Includes reserved seat to Cecile McLorin Salvant, general admission riser seating to Squirrel Nut Zippers and Jane Bunnett & Maqueque, Pat Martino, and the Frank Bey Blues Revue & first come first served entry into all Festival club
shows Friday, November 11. Saturday Pass: $125 plus tax and ticket facility fee Includes reserved seat to Wynton Marsalis performance in Schmidtchen Theater, general admission riser seating to Jane Bunnett & Maqueque, Pat Martino With Horns, Frank Bey Blues Revue & first come, first served entry into all Festival Club Shows on Saturday, November 12. Sunday All Access Pass: $30 plus tax and ticket fee includes first come, first served all club performances on Sunday, November 13. Cape May Brewing Company Club Pass: $48 plus tax & ticket facility fee: includes all Club Shows all weekend.

Partners. There are excellent partnerships associated with Exit Zero that support the positive cultural and economic impact for Cape May and the surrounding community Exit Zero Jazz Festival strives to make. Consumer Business: Motema Music, Exit Zero Magazine. Spirits. Cape May Brewing Company, Auburn Road & Hawk Haven Vineyards Tourism: South Jersey Tourism Corp. Arts: Cape May Center for Community Arts. Hospitality: Congress Hall & Cape Resorts Group Properties /The Montreal Beach Resort. Retail: It’s A Breeze, West End Garage, Just 4
Wheels, Whale’s Tale & Splash, and Exit Zero Retail. Media: Jazz Times Magazine / WCFA-LP / WRTI FM / WURD AM/ WEAA / WXPN Community: Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape
May / Flying Fish Studio / Sea Star Boutique / A Place on Earth / Patricia Jackson Jewelers / Linen
Ladies.

For more information about partnership, contact michael@exit0jazzfest.com.

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    FOR INTERVIEWS / PHOTOS / COVERAGE PLANNING
    Visit www.Exit0JazzFest.com and contact Sharla Feldscher, sharla@sf-pr.com

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