The 6th Autumn Edition of the Exit Zero Jazz Festival kicks off in Cape May, NJ, November 9-12, 2017. As with every jazz festival there’s something to please everyone. Here are some acts that caught Nextbop’s attention. You can purchase tickets for the festival here. Should be a fun couple of days.
Saturday, November 11, MusicConnects Stage at Schmidtchen Theater, 7:00PM
Vocalist Gregory Porter will undoubtedly be performing his “Nat King Cole & Me” repertoire so if you’re in the mood for an evening of soulful standards this will definitely be a hit.
Brian Blade & the Fellowship Band
Saturday, November 11, It’s a Breeze & Hawk Haven Vineyard Stage at Cape May Convention Hall, 4:30PM
Brian Blade and his band the Fellowship are set to release a new album. This is a can’t miss for all the jazz hipsters out there.
New Breed Brass Band
Rusty Nail at the Beach Shack Hotel November 11th at 4:00 PM
Rusty Nail at the Beach Shack Hotel November 11th at 2:00 PM
Nauti Spirits Stage in Carney’s Main Room November 10th at 8:15 PM
Nauti Spirits Stage in Carney’s Main Room November 10th at 10:00 PM
“These kids take the music and the ethos seriously. They get it. The way I see it, the future of the New Orleans brass band tradition is in their hands. I really believe that.” Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews
Etienne Charles & Creole Soul
Saturday, November 11, It’s a Breeze & Hawk Haven Vineyard Stage at Cape May Convention Hall, 1:30PM
Hailed by The New York Times as “an auteur” and by JazzTimes as “A daring improviser who delivers with heart wrenching lyricism,” NPR’s All Things Considered calls Etienne, “a great young trumpeter his records filter calypso, reggae and other Afro-Caribbean musics into a modern jazz conception.” Critics and audiences alike continue to praise the Trinidadian’s exciting performances, thrilling compositions, and his charismatic onstage presence. Etienne is a Guggenheim Fellow in the Creative Arts, Associate Professor of Jazz Trumpet and Teacher Scholar at Michigan State University, and has been written in to US Congressional Record for his musical contributions to Trinidad & Tobago and the World.
Dirty Dozen Brass Band
A NIGHT IN NEW ORLEANS BENEFIT CONCERT, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9
Celebrating 40 years since their founding in 1977, New Orleans-based Dirty Dozen Brass Band has taken the traditional foundation of brass band music and incorporated it into a blend of genres including Bebop Jazz, Funk and R&B/Soul.
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