EXIT ZERO JAZZ FESTIVAL AUTUMN EDITION, NOVEMBER 9-12, 2017
WITH HEADLINERS GREGORY PORTER, FOURPLAY & LIZZ WRIGHT
IN THE NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK CITY OF CAPE MAY, NJ,
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More Great Talent throughout the Weekend Â Etienne Charles and Creole Soul, Brian Blade Fellowship, Arturo O’Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, 2017 Music Connects Artist in Residence Michael Pedicin, Ranky Tanky, A Night in New Orleans Music Connects Benefit Concert with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience , Jazzmeia Horn, New Breed Brass Band, Sasha Masakowski Sidewalk Steppers, Brother Joscephus and the Love Revolution, Spuyten Duyvil, Eddie Morgan Rek’d 4 Jazz, Bluebone, Cintron + More Presented by Exit Zero Publishing, Motéma Music, Chris Clemans Sotheby’s International Realty and Produced by Spy Boy Productions
Cape May, NJ Â The 6th Autumn Edition of the Exit Zero Jazz Festival kicks off in Cape May, NJ, November 9-12, 2017. Festival Producer Michael Kline has crafted a world-class lineup of award winning artists for the 2017 Autumn Festival. Debuting this year, A Night in New Orleans: A Benefit Concert for Music Connects, the non-profit, educational outreach arm of the Festival. Thursday, November 9th, A Night In New Orleans features Grammy Award Winners The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience. The Exit Zero Jazz Festival headliners kick off Friday, November 10th on the MusicConnects Stage in Schmidtchen Theater with supergroup Fouplay. For over two decades the contemporary jazz quartet has enjoyed consistent artistic and commercial success by blending elements of R&B, pop, and a variety of other sounds to their unwavering jazz foundations. Saturday, November 11th, Exit Zero Jazz presents Grammy Award Winner Gregory Porter, his generation’s most soulful jazz singer-songwriter. Kline remarks about the coup of presenting Gregory and his band, “With Gregory’s deep roots in jazz, soul and gospel, we believe he embodies what Exit Zero Jazz is all about, presenting great music that touches the soul.”
The Exit Zero Jazz Festival is a multi-venue festival with headline concerts in the aforementioned Schmidtchen Theater, featured concerts in Cape May Convention Hall and the Cape May Brewing Company Hops Pass club series featuring a wide array of great music in the clubs and restaurants of Cape May. Featured artists performing on the Cape May Convention Hall / It’s a Breeze & Hawk Haven Stage include Lizz Wright, Etienne Charles and Creole Soul, Brian Blade Fellowship, Arturo O’Farill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, and Ranky Tanky.
The 2017 Music Connects Artist in Residence, Michael Pedicin, headlines the Cape May Brewing Company Hops Pass club series along with the 2015 Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Award Winner, Jazzmeia Horn, New Orleans’ own The New Breed Brass Band, New Orleans vocalist Sasha Masakowski and her Sidewalk Steppers, and southwest Louisiana zydeco legend Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience are but just a few of the acts featuring that special spice that makes up the musical gumbo of Louisiana.
Exit Zero Jazz Festival is produced by Spy Boy Productions. Helmed by Michael Kline, who also produces the Rootstock Summer Concert Series at Hawk Haven Winery and the Cape May Convention Hall Summer Series, Kline celebrated many summers in Cape May and returned in 2005 from New Orleans. He shares his thoughts about presenting the Festival in Cape May: “We want to offer a world-class cultural experience in Cape May that rivals those of other iconic festivals and trumpets the 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. It’s always a great party, and we’re thrilled that people keep coming back for more.”
Ticket Information. Tickets can be purchased on-line at www.exitzerojazzfestival.com or by calling Exit Zero Jazz Festival Central at (609) 849.9202 or in person at the Cape May Convention Hall Box Office located at 714 Beach Avenue in Cape May. Hotel packages are available from Congress Hall, the Official Hotel Partner of Exit Zero Jazz, and from Hotel Partners on the Festival web site. Reserved Seats are available to all Main Stage performances in Schmidtchen Theater, price is $58 Orchestra / $48 Mezzanine. A limited number of General Admission tickets are sold for Festival concert performances in Cape May Convention Hall at a price of $38. Festival Passes provide the best value for fest-goers: VIP Pass: $195 plus tax and ticket facility fee includes reserved Orchestra Seating to headline performances in Schmidtchen Theater, reserved seating for all Cape May Conventional Hall performances, access to the Festival VIP Lounge with private bar, priority entry to two club venues included on the Hops Pass Club Series and 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 in Schmidtchen Theater, priority entry to Cape May Convention Hall performances and first come, first served entry to all club venues. Cape May Brewing Company Hops Pass: $55 plus tax and ticket facility fee includes entry on a first come, first served basis to all Festival club venues.