Twice a year, the Exit Zero Jazz Festival takes over the historic seaside town of Cape May, transforming it into a music village that welcomes blockbuster jazz, soul, R&B and blues acts, NEA Jazz Masters, Grammy-winning legends and crowd favorites. This spring, enjoy three days of blockbuster acts to Cape May, Friday, April 20 through April 22.
International artists such as Wynton Marsalis, Gregory Porter, Jon Batiste, Dr.John, Pat Metheny, Lizz Wright, and Fourplay lead an impressive list of past performers. 2018 Main Stage headliners include jazz and pop superstar Chris Botti, piano prodigy Joey Alexander , and the legendary soul man William Bell. Exit Zero Jazz draws musical inspiration from musicians around the globe. Many of these bands are featured on the Cape May Brewing Company Hops Pass club series, which allows festival-goers to stroll from club to club along the Cape May beachfront, soaking up the exhilarating sounds – proving that the magic of the Festival is not who you know, but the discovery of bands and musics you didn’t know.