Chick Corea, Preservation Hall and more at Exit 0 Jazz Festival: A video preview

Exit 0 Chick Corea

ANDREW ELLIOTT (CHICK COREA PRODUCTIONS)

From left, Chick Corea, Brian Blade and Christian McBride make up Chick Corea’s Trilogy.

Chick Corea Trilogy, the ever-inventive keyboardist’s trio with bassist Christian McBride and drummer Brian Blade, will headline the spring edition of the biannual Exit 0 Jazz Festival, taking place in theaters, bars and restaurants throughout Cape May, April 12-14. Other performers will include the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, José James (paying tribute to Bill Withers), Lizz Wright, Red Baraat, Jon Cleary, Tameca Jones and Paul Jost.

Most of the sets will take place within walking distance of each other in downtown Cape May. Chick Corea Trilogy, though, will be at the Schmidtchen Theater at Lower Cape May Regional High School; free shuttle service will be offered.

As you can tell from the videos below, the festival’s definition of “jazz” is a 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 most of the acts.

For information, visit exitzerojazzfestival.com.

APRIL 12

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

7 and 9:30 p.m.: Veronica Swift

Cabanas, 429 Beach Ave.

9 and 11 p.m.: Swift Technique

Carney’s Main Room, 411 Beach Ave.

5:30 and 9:30 p.m.: High & Mighty Brass Band

7:30 and 11:20 p.m.: Tameca Jones

Carney’s Other Room, 411 Beach Ave.

8:30 and 10:20 p.m.: Paul Jost

Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave.

7 and 9:45 p.m.: Preservation Hall Jazz Band

8:30 p.m.: Lizz Wright

First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St.

6 and 8:20 p.m.: Max Hatt/Edda Glass

Iron Pier Craft House, 429 Beach Ave.

8:30 and 10:45 p.m.: Nett Duo (Charnett Moffett and Jana Herzen)

APRIL 13

Cabanas, 429 Beach Ave.

12:30 and 2:15 p.m.: Cintron

4:20 and 8 p.m.: Swift Technique (see April 12, Cabanas, 9 and 11 p.m.)

10 and 11:45 p.m.: Red Baraat

Carney’s Main Room, 411 Beach Ave.

Noon and 1:50 p.m.: High & Mighty Brass Band (see April 12, Carney’s Main Room, 5:30 and 9:30 p.m.)

3:45 and 7 p.m.: Lucky Chops

9 and 11 p.m.: Jon Cleary

Carney’s Other Room, 411 Beach Ave.

12:45 and 2:45 p.m.: Paul Jost (see April 12, Carney’s Other Room, 8:30 and 10:20 p.m.)

8 and 10:10 p.m.: Brian Betz/Denis DiBlasio

Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave.

1 p.m.: The NOJO (New Orleans Jazz Orchestra)

4 p.m.: Veronica Swift, Sullivan Fortner Trio

First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St.

11 a.m., noon and 8 p.m.: Max Hatt/Edda Glass (see April 12, First Presbyterian Church, 6 and 8:20 p.m.)

1:30 p.m.: Jana Herzen’s Nothing but Love featuring Charnett Moffett (see April 12, Iron Pier Craft House, 8:30 and 10:45 p.m.)

5:30 p.m.: Charnett Moffett’s Bright New Day (see April 12, Iron Pier Craft House, 8:30 and 10:45 p.m.)

Iron Pier Craft House, 429 Beach Ave.

9 and 11 p.m.: Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble

Rusty Nail at the Beach Shack Hotel, 205 Beach Ave.

1:30 and 3:10 p.m.: Ron Artis II

8:30 and 10:15 p.m.: Tameca Jones (see April 12, Carney’s Main Room, 7:30 and 11:20 p.m.)

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

8 p.m.: Chick Corea Trilogy with Christian McBride and Brian Blade

APRIL 14

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

12:30 and 3 p.m.: Sullivan Fortner (see April 13, Convention Hall, 4 p.m.)

Cabanas, 429 Beach Ave.

Noon and 2 p.m.: Ron Artis II (see April 13, Rusty Nail at the Beach Shack Hotel, 1:20 and 3:10 p.m.)

4:15 and 6:10 p.m.: Red Baraat (see April 13, Cabanas, 10 and 11:45 p.m.)

Carney’s Main Room, 411 Beach Ave.

11:30 a.m. and 1:50 p.m.: Lucky Chops (see April 13, Carney’s Main Room, 3:45 and 7 p.m.)

4 and 6 p.m.: Jon Cleary (see April 13, Carney’s Main Room, 9 and 11 p.m.)

Carney’s Other Room, 411 Beach Ave.

Noon and 1:45 p.m.: Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble (see April 13, Iron Pier Craft House, 9 and 11 p.m.)

3:45 and 5:30 p.m.: Brian Betz/Denis DiBlasio (see April 13, Carney’s Other Room, 8 and 10:10 p.m.)

Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave.

Noon: Music Connects Big Band

2 p.m.: “Lean On Me: José James Celebrates Bill Withers”

Rusty Nail at the Beach Shack Hotel, 205 Beach Ave.

10 and 11:40 a.m.: Hevee Levee

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