Exit Zero Jazz Festival to offer three days of socially distanced music (SEE SCHEDULE HERE)

Robert Glasper Exit Zero

Robert Glasper will co-headline the Exit Zero Jazz Festival.

Normally taking place in packed theaters, bars and restaurants, the Exit Zero Jazz Festival will instead offer music on sprawling lawns and beaches, April 23-25, with artists such as the Madeleine Peyroux Trio, the Joey DeFrancesco Trio and the Robert Glasper Trio.

The biannual festival had to cancel in spring 2020 because of the pandemic, but took place at the Emlen Physick Estate and other outdoor locations in fall 2020. Producer Michael Kline called it “the only live jazz festival in North America in the last six months of 2020,” though the festival is always a mix of jazz, blues, R&B, rock, world music and more. And now it has found a new main venue: the Grand Green space on the grounds of the Cape May-Lewes Ferry in North Cape May.

Here is the complete schedule. For information, visit exitzerojazzfestival.com.

APRIL 23
Grand Green at Cape May Ferry, Philadelphia Mortgage Advisors Stage, 1200 Lincoln Boulevard, North Cape May
11 p.m.: Daisy Castro Trio
1:30 p.m.: Adonis Rose’s Piece of Mind
3:55 p.m.: Bill Frisell Trio
6:30 p.m.: Joey DeFrancesco Trio

Grand Green at Cape May Ferry, Worldwide Logistics Group Stage, 1200 Lincoln Boulevard, North Cape May
12:15 and 2:40 p.m.: Gabrielle Cavassa
5:10 p.m.: José “Pepito” Gómez’s Palo de Yaya

Cape May Brewing Company, 1288 Hornet Road, Rio Grande
5 and 6:45 p.m.: Swift Technique

Nauti Spirits Distillery, 916 Shunpike Road, Cape May
5 and 6:45 p.m.: Inca Band (Santana tribute)

Hawk Haven Vineyard, 600 S. Railroad Ave., Rio Grande
5:30 and 7:15: High and Mighty Brass Band

SHEMEKIA COPELAND

APRIL 24
Grand Green at Cape May Ferry, Philadelphia Mortgage Advisors Stage, 1200 Lincoln Boulevard, North Cape May
11 a.m.: Alphonso Horne & the Gotham Kings
1:25 p.m.: Immanuel Wilkins
4 p.m.: Joey Alexander
6:45 p.m.: Robert Glasper Trio

Grand Green at Cape May Ferry, Worldwide Logistics Group Stage, 1200 Lincoln Boulevard, North Cape May
12:15 p.m.: Gabrielle Cavassa
2:45 p.m.: Pedrito Martinez
5:15 p.m.: Shemekia Copeland

Convention Hall Beach, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May
Noon: Daisy Castro Trio
1:40 p.m.: PhillyBloco
3:20 p.m.: Cintron
4:55 p.m.: Brother Joscephus

Cape May Brewing Company, 1288 Hornet Road, Rio Grande
Noon and 3:50 p.m.: Big Boy Brass
1:55 and 5:45 p.m.: Fat Mezz

Nauti Spirits Distillery, 916 Shunpike Road, Cape May
Noon: Dan Barry
1:45 and 5:05 p.m.: Sammy Miller & the Congregation
3:25 and 6:45 p.m.: GA-20

Hawk Haven Vineyard, 600 S. Railroad Ave., Rio Grande
6:30 p.m.: Jeffrey Gaines

MADELEINE PEYROUX

APRIL 25
Grand Green at Cape May Ferry, Philadelphia Mortgage Advisors Stage, 1200 Lincoln Boulevard, North Cape May
11 a.m.: Big Boy Brass
1:30 p.m.: Kandace Springs
4 p.m.: Matthew Whitaker Quartet
6:45 p.m.: Madeleine Peyroux Trio

Grand Green at Cape May Ferry, Worldwide Logistics Group Stage, 1200 Lincoln Boulevard, North Cape May
12:15 p.m.: Ensemble Novo
2:45 p.m.: Trio of Oz featuring Omar Hakim and Rachel Z
5:15 p.m.: Red Baraat

Convention Hall Beach, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May
Noon: Sammy Miller & the Congregation
1:40 p.m.: Alphonso Horne & the Gotham Kings
3:20 p.m.: Ikebe Shakedown
4:55 p.m.: Cintron

Cape May Brewing Company, 1288 Hornet Road, Rio Grande
Noon and 3:20 p.m.: Snacktime Philly
1:45 and 5 p.m.: GA-20

Nauti Spirits Distillery, 916 Shunpike Road, Cape May
Noon and 3:30 p.m.: Bluebone

Hawk Haven Vineyard, 600 S. Railroad Ave., Rio Grande
12:30 and 4:15 p.m.: Brother Joscephus
2:15 p.m.: Daisy Castro Trio

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