Fri, Nov 9
Sun, Nov 11
2018 Autumn Exit Zero Jazz Festival
Dianne Reeves, Stefon Harris & Blackout, Terell Stafford Quintet, Kurt Elling, Charlie Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra Conducted by Carla Bley, Bob James Trio, Marcus Miller, The Official Club Pass of Exit Zero, the Cape May Brewing Company Hops Pass, Davina & The Vagabonds, Blair Crimmins & The Hookers, Banda Magda, Conjunto Philadelphia, Joanna Pascale, Big Sam's Funky Nation, New Breed Brass Band
Multiple Venues Throughout
Cape May, NJ, 08204
Watch & Listen
2018 Autumn Exit Zero Jazz Festival
A superb interpreter of lyrics and a skilled scat singer, Reeves’s delivery is intensely soulful and full of finesse. Her uncanny range — from a smoky contra-alto to a soaring soprano — can cast a spell on ballads and invigorate on uptempo romps. Expect her to do both in her return to the Exit Zero Festival while also blurring the line that separates jazz from pop and contemporary R&B. “There’s always a sense of freedom and playfulness onstage,” noted London Jazz News about a recent risk-taking Reeves performance at Wigmore Hall. “And like Gregory Porter, she has a preacher’s skill in stirring up the audience.” Whether she’s swinging, summoning up a wealth of emotion on a sensitive ballad, dealing in sophisticated R&B or incorporating the sounds of Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Reeves’ proves that she has few vocal rivals on the current jazz scene.
Stefon Harris & Blackout
American jazz vibraphonist, born 23 March 1973 in Albany, USA.
Terell Stafford Quintet
American jazz trumpeter.
Born : November 25, 1966 in Miami, Florida.
Terell played with (among others) Herbie Mann, Shirley Scott and Kenny Barron.
His first album as a leader was "Time To Let Go" (1995).
American jazz singer, born 2 November 1967 in Chicago, USA.
Charlie Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra Conducted by Carla Bley
Bob James Trio
Keyboardist, Singer, Songwriter, Producer and Music Arranger.
b. 25th December, 1939 in Marshall, Missouri, U.S.A.
One of the most highly regarded and influential electric bass players on the scene today, two-time Grammy Award winner Marcus Miller is the classic triple-threat. As a poll-wining bassist, accomplished composer-arranger and longtime bandleader, Miller has made his indelible mark on the music since his days as valued sideman to Miles Davis back in the early 1980s. Bass Player magazine includes him on its list of ten most influential jazz players of this generation.
With his distinctive style — a unique combination of slapping, deep groove playing and melodic improvisation in a post-Jaco Pastorius mode — Miller has brought his impressive technical skills to countless sessions as a first-call studio musician. His characteristic bass sound can be heard on pop hits from Bill Wither’s “Just The Two Of Us” to Luther Vandross’ “Never Too Much” to recordings by Chaka Khan, Roberta Flack, Aretha Franklin, Al Jarreau, Lala Hathaway, David Sanborn, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Eric Clapton, George Benson, Elton John and Bryan Ferry. That same signature sound has fueled Miller’s 20 albums as a leader, his most recent being 2018’s Laid Back, a followup to 2015’s acclaimed Afrodeezia, where he collaborated with musicians west and north Africa, Brazil and the Caribbean to honor the ancestors brought from the Motherland to these shores during the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Says Miller of his latest project, “After Afrodeezia, where I did a lot of traveling all over the world, I thought it would be cool to bring into the mix, some of the influences of our time that I was listening to right here at home. My band and the guest artists I recruited to collaborate with on this album are all versatile enough to play music ranging from be-bop to hip-hop. That made the musical mix I wanted to pursue on this album very possible.”
Born in Brooklyn on June 14, 1959 and raised in Jamaica, Queens, Miller was a multi-instrumentalist in his teenage years, eventually focusing on the electric bass in his earliest gigs during the mid ‘70s with the likes of flutist Bobbi Humphrey, keyboardist Lonnie Liston Smith, Polish violinist Michal Urbaniak, saxophonist Grover Washington Jr. and drummer Lenny White. He was a member of the Miles Davis comeback band of 1981, appearing on a succession of albums — The Man with the Horn, We Want Miles, Star People, Decoy and You’re Under Arrest — before emerging as a primary composer-arranger on 1986’s Tutu and subsequent Davis recordings, 1987’s Music from Siesta and 1989’s Amandla. His 1993 album The Sun Don’t Lie contained his original tribute tunes “King Is Gone (For Miles)” and “Mr. Pastorius” along with an incredible slap version of Jaco Pastorius’ chops-busting anthem, “Teen Town.” He further distinguished himself as a multi-instrumental virtuoso and seasoned composer-arranger with 1994’s Tales, 2001’s Grammy-winning M2, 2005’s Silver Rain, 2007’s Free and 2008’s Marcus Miller. In addition to his acclaimed albums, Miler has a lengthy list of film and television credits to his name, including Spike Lee’s 1988 film School Daze, Chris Rock’s 2009 film Good Hair, Kevin Hart’s 2014 starring vehicle About Last Night, 2017’s Oscar nominated Marshall, starring Chadwick Boseman as a young Thurgood Marshall, and the TV series Everybody Hates Chris, currently in syndication. Miller is also the host of the weekly radio show “Miller Time” on SiriusXM and he hosts the popular Blue Note At Sea jazz cruise each January.
The Official Club Pass of Exit Zero, the Cape May Brewing Company Hops Pass
The Cape May Brewing Company Hops Pass is the Official Club Pass of the Exit Zero Jazz Festival. On tap in Cape May November 9-11, 2018, more than 40+ sets of world class, finger snappin', rump shakin', good timin' feel good music! Plus, the Official Brew of Exit Zero Jazz on tap in all Fest club venues, the Cape May Brewing Company King Porter Stomp!
The Cape May Brewing Company Hops Pass is available for pick-up at the Festival Will Call beginning Thursday, November 8. Please bring ticketfly receipt and I.D. to Will Call at Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ.
Please drink and jazz responsibly.
Davina & The Vagabonds
Based in Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA.
Formed in 2006.
Conjunto Philadelphia is a musical ensemble based in the Philadelphia area performing the music of Pre-Revolutionary Cuba. The group's main aspiration is to maintain the authenticity of the music while performing it in a way that pays homage to Cuba's deep and treasured musical history. Genres include Son, Cha-cha-chá, Bolero, and Danzón.
Lyric is paramount for Philadelphia-based vocalist Joanna Pascale, who insists that she cannot perform a song unless she can connect personally with its lyrics. A singer of sophisticated taste, profound expressiveness and raw emotion, Pascale is also a gifted educator who is a member of the vocal faculty at both Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania. She's been featured on recordings by Jeremy Pelt, Tim Warfield, Orrin Evans, Larry McKenna, the Temple University Jazz Band, and Garry Dial and Dick Oatts. Pascale made her recording debut with 2004's "When Lights Are Low," followed by the 2008 CD "Through My Eyes" and a 2010 duo recording with pianist Anthony Wonsey. With the 2015 release of "Wildflower," she revealed her most personal and diverse collection to date. To learn more about Joanna, please visit http://www.joannapascale.com/.
Big Sam's Funky Nation
$48.00 - $209.00
All sales are final; no refunds or exchanges. The festival runs rain or shine.
Festival Passes are subject to service charges at checkout.
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Festival 3 DAY, SINGLE DAY, CLUB PASSES, CLUB BANDS, and tickets to Festival concerts can also be purchased in person at Cape May Convention Hall, located at 714 Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ. or Call 609-849-9202 to save service fees.
WILL CALL: Festival Central is located at 714 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ. Hours are 10:00am-10:00pm November 8-11, 2018.
Email Exit Zero Jazz Festival for group rates. Limited supply.
Exit Zero Jazz Festival
Fri, November 9
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