Dianne Reeves, Marcus Miller and more at Exit 0 Jazz Festival: A video preview

Cape May Preview Fall 2018

Dianne Reeves will perform at the Exit 0 Jazz Festival, Nov. 10.

The Exit 0 Jazz Festival, now in its seventh year, has put together its most impressive lineup yet, with 27 acts playing about 70 sets at theaters, bars and restaurants throughout Cape May, Nov. 9-11. Part of the increase is due to the addition of a new stage in a tent on Carpenters Lane, created in partnership with Fins Bar & Grille and The Ugly Mug.

Marcus Miller and Dianne Reeves — the world’s greatest living jazz singer, in my opinion — will co-headline with concerts at the Schmidtchen Theater at Lower Cape May Regional High School, Nov. 9 and 10, respectively (free shuttle service is offered from downtown Cape May). And a pre-festival concert, featuring Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, will take place at Cape May Convention Hall, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m., as a benefit for Music Connects Cape May, the festival’s educational outreach arm.

As you can tell from the videos below, the festival’s definition of “jazz” is a very broad one; bands that draw heavily from soul, R&B, rock, pop, Latin and other forms of music are featured. There is also, as is customary for this festival, a strong New Orleans/Louisiana flavor to much of the music.

Here is the schedule, as well as videos for all of the acts.

For information, visit exit0jazzfest.com.

NOV. 8

Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave.

7 p.m.: Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers. Benefit for Music Connects Cape May.

NOV. 9

Cabanas, 429 Beach Ave.

6 and 7:45 p.m.: Conjunto Philadelphia

9:30 and 11:15 p.m.: Brother Joscephus & the Love Revolution

Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave.

9 p.m.: Stefon Harris & Blackout, featuring Casey Benjamin

Carney’s Main Room, 411 Beach Ave.

4:30 and 6:30 p.m.: New Breed Brass Band

9 and 10:45 p.m.: Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers (see video above)

Carney’s Other Room, 411 Beach Ave.

7:30 and 9:30 p.m.: Rhenda Fearrington

Iron Pier Craft House, 429 Beach Ave.

8 and 10 p.m.: Herb Moore Trio

Schmidtchen Theater at Lower Cape May Regional High School, 687 Route 9

7 p.m.: Marcus Miller

SeaSalt Restaurant at the Ocean Club Hotel, 1035 Beach Ave.

5:15 p.m.: Daisy Castro

7:30 and 10 p.m.: François Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo

NOV. 10

Beach Shack Hotel, 205 Beach Ave.

4:30 and 6:30 p.m.: Daisy Castro (see video above)

8:30 and 10:15 p.m.: Bella’s Bartok

Cabanas, 429 Beach Ave.

Noon: Conjunto Philadelphia (see video above)

2:30 and 4:30 p.m.: Roosevelt Collier

8:30 and 10:30 p.m.: Big Sam’s Funky Nation

Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave.

Noon: Terell Stafford Quintet

4 p.m.: Charlie Haden’s Liberation Music Orchestra conducted by Carla Bley

9 p.m.: Kurt Elling

Carney’s Main Room, 411 Beach Ave.

Noon: New Breed Brass Band (see video above)

12:30 p.m.: Matt Cappy

1:45 and 3:45 p.m.: Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers (see video above)

8:45 and 10:45 p.m.: Davina & the Vagabonds

Carney’s Other Room, 411 Beach Ave.

2:45 p.m.: Matt Cappy (see video above)

7:30 and 9:30 p.m.: Robin McKelle

Fins/Ugly Mug Stage on Carpenters Lane

Noon and 4:45 p.m.: Brother Joscephus & the Love Revolution (see video above)

1:35 p.m.: Daisy Castro (see video above)

3:10 p.m.: New Breed Brass Band (see video above)

6:20 p.m.: Matt Cappy (see video above)

7:55 p.m.: Conjunto Philadelphia (see video above)

Iron Pier Craft House, 429 Beach Ave.

8 and 10 p.m.: Ameranouche

Schmidtchen Theater at Lower Cape May Regional High School, 687 Route 9

7 p.m.: Dianne Reeves

SeaSalt Restaurant at the Ocean Club Hotel, 1035 Beach Ave.

12:30 and 3 p.m.: François Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo (see video above)

5:30 and 8 p.m.: Banda Magda

NOV. 11

Aleathea’s at the Inn of Cape May, 6 Ocean St.

12:30 and 3 p.m.: Joanna Pascale

Beach Shack Hotel, 205 Beach Ave.

11 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.: Ameranouche (see video above)

Cabanas, 429 Beach Ave.

Noon and 3:30 p.m.: New Sound Brass Band

2 and 5 p.m.: Big Sam’s Funky Nation (see video above)

Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave.

2 p.m.: Bob James Trio

Carney’s Main Room, 411 Beach Ave.

Noon and 1:45 p.m.: Roosevelt Collier (see video above)

3:45 and 5:45 p.m.: Davina & the Vagabonds (see video above)

Carney’s Other Room, 411 Beach Ave.

11:30 and 1:15 p.m.: Daisy Castro (see video above)

3 and 5 p.m.: Robin McKelle (see video above)

SeaSalt Restaurant at the Ocean Club Hotel, 1035 Beach Ave.

Noon and 2:30 p.m.: Banda Magda (see video above)

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