Exit Zero Jazz Festival: A video preview

Wynton Marsalis performs with his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at the Exit Zero Jazz Festival, Nov. 7.

Wynton Marsalis performs with his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at the Exit Zero Jazz Festival, Nov. 7.

The Exit Zero Jazz Festival is bringing a broad range of exceptional jazz, R&B, Blues, reggae and Latin acts to Cape May Nov. 6-8. And if you don’t believe me, check out some of the videos below, which accompany the festival lineup.

Shows — featuring everyone from veterans such as Pat Martino, Buster Williams and Bettye LaVette to relative newcomers such as Davina & the Vagabonds and Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Revue — take place at various venues around town, with some artists scheduled for two or more slots. The co-headliners are one of the jazz world’s leading ambassadors, Wynton Marsalis and his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra on Nov. 7; and drummer Terri Lyne Carrington with her jazz/R&B “Mosaic Project,” featuring guests Valerie Simpson (of Ashford & Simpson fame) and Jaguar Wright, on Nov. 6.

Exit Zero is a biannual festival, taking place in the spring and the fall, and is now in its fourth year. To order tickets and get more information, visit ExitZeroJazzFestival.com.

Also, NJArts.net is giving away tickets to Carrington’s performance, as well as passes that are good for all sets except the ones by Carrington and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra; visit NJArts.net/ticket-giveaways to enter the contest.

NOV. 6

Cabanas
9:30 and 11:30 p.m.: PhillyBloco

Cape May Convention Hall/Bob Simon Memorial Main Stage
7 p.m.: Bettye LaVette

Carney’s Main Room
9 and 11 p.m.: Davina & the Vagabonds

Carney’s Other Room
8 and 10 p.m.: Eddie Morgan & Rek’d 4 Jazz

Room 429 at M’Ocean
8:30 and 10:30 p.m.: Elliott Levin Trio

Schmidtchen Theater Main Stage
9 p.m.: Terri Lyne Carrington’s Mosaic Project Love & Soul, featuring Valerie Simpson and Jaguar Wright.

NOV. 7

Aleathea’s
1:30 p.m.: Buster Williams
8 and 10:30 p.m.: Shai Maestro Trio


Cabanas
3 p.m.: PhillyBloco (See Nov. 6, Cabanas)
9:45 and 11:30 p.m.: Jay Rodriguez and Groove Collective

Cape May Convention Hall/Bob Simon Memorial Main Stage
Noon: Pat Martino Trio with Horns
3 p.m.: Harlem Sessions presented by Marc Cary
8 p.m.: The Skatalites

Carney’s Main Room
1 and 3:15 p.m.: Eddie Morgan & Rek’d 4 Jazz (See Carney’s Other Room, Nov. 6)
9:30 and 11:45 p.m.: Davina & the Vagabonds (See Carney’s Main room, Nov. 6)

Carney’s Other Room
2 and 4 p.m.: Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue
9 and 11 p.m.: Will Power (Tower of Power tribute)

Room 429 at M’Ocean
9 and 11 p.m.: Conjunto Philadelphia

Schmidtchen Theater Main Stage
6 and 9 p.m.: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

NOV. 8

Cabanas
Noon and 2 p.m.: Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue (See Carney’s Other Room, Nov. 7)
4 p.m.: Conjunto Philadelphia (See Room 429 at M’Ocean, Nov. 7)

Carney’s Main Room
2:30 and 5:15 p.m.: Will Power (Tower of Power tribute)

Carney’s Other Room
1 and 4 p.m.: Larry McKenna and Bootsie Barnes

Congress Hall Ballroom
Noon: Ali Jackson Trio
2 p.m.: Oran Etkin: What’s New? Reimagining Benny Goodman

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