The 17th Cape May Jazz Festival, "A Tribute to the Music of Miles Davis"
is coming up this week and weekend and evening passes are still
available. Call 1-800-595-4TIX (4849) or log on to www.capemayjazz.org to order tickets. Come to this historic seaside resort at the southern tip of
New Jersey and experience the best in jazz.
The event begins 7:30 PM Friday April 19 with 2 shows by the Heath
Brothers and special guest Jackie McLean in Cape May's Convention Hall
Auditorium. This hall forms the centerpiece for the festival, and you
can purchase passes right there. Then, various clubs and ballrooms
around town host great acts - on Friday see the Russell Malone Quartet,
Bootsie Barnes with Duane Eubanksand Denise King, The Webb Thomas
Project, Edgardo Cintron's Latin Jazz Sextet featuring Winston Byrd, The
Barbara Walker Story and Sam Taylor Blues Band featuring Heather Hardy.
Groups play 3 sets so you can catch a fine dose of jazz and blues.
Saturday April 20 beginning at noon Weekend Pass holders partake of
two rooms of jazz jams - featuring some of the headliners above - as well as a club of a heady blues jam. Then Saturday night rips with EARLY FUSION BAND
led by Joe Chambers, with Wallace Roney and Bill Evans; LEGENDS OF THE
BANDSTAND with David "Fathead" Newman, Curtis Fuller, Buster Williams,
Cedar Walton & Louis Hayes; Mose Allison's Trio at the yacht club and
Jimmy Cobb's Mob downtown. Dave Liebman, Monnette Sudler and Lenora
Zenzalai Helm lead their ensembles, and Brian Trainor and Gary Bartz
rediscover "Kind of Blue".
For more info log on to www.capemayjazz.org or call 609-884-7277
Wed Apr 17 2002 (11:31:39 PM)