Jazz Fest is Back!
Twice each year, the sounds of jazz fill the streets of Cape May.
And the sounds of funk. And zydeco. And R&B. And samba. And reggae. And soul. And swing. And… and… and….
Essentially, every genre of music that gets you on your feet and dancing is represented twice each year at the Exit Zero Jazz Festival, kicking off next weekend at venues throughout Cape May.
And you’ll be able to find Cape May brews — in particular our stellar King Porter Stomp — at venues throughout the festival!
“There’s literally something for everyone at the Exit Zero Jazz Festival,” Ryan says, “and we love being a part of it. Not only does it bring great music to our shore town, but it gives us a chance to brew up one of our favorite beers: King Porter Stomp.”
Named for a Jelly Roll Morton tune, King Porter Stomp, our stellar chocolate porter, is filled with the smooth notes of natural chocolate, in perfect syncopation with the five different malts that provide the bass line of this robust brew. Medium-bodied with a creamy chocolate milk-like aroma, King Porter Stomp is smooth jazz in a can.
And you’ll be able to find King Porter Stomp at many of the club venues throughout the festival, including at the Cape May Brewing Company Stage at Cabanas Beach Bar and Grill on Beach Avenue.
You’ll find Brother Joscephus and the Love Revolution bringing their foot-stomping combo of roots rock, old school soul, New Orleans funk and feel-good secular gospel to the CMBC stage at Cabanas on Friday and Sunday. Cintron will be back after an awesome run at Cabanas during the spring festival, getting you on your feet with their unique spin on Latin jazz. PhillyBloco, a 23-piece ensemble comprised of 12 drummers, electric guitar, bass guitar, vocals, horn section, accordion, and Brazilian dancers, will be filling Cabanas with a raucous mash-up of samba, reggae, and funk on Saturday. And the Lowdown Brass Band will be defying expectations for a brass band with their infectious grooves infused with tinges of hip-hop, ska, dubstep, and metal at Cabanas on Saturday and Sunday.
“Over the years, Cape May Brewing Company has proven to be a great friend to the festival,” says Michael Kline, organizer of the Exit Zero Jazz Festival, “sponsoring our stage at Cabanas and brewing up a chocolate stout that even Jelly Roll Morton would love.”
And don’t miss out on the Cape May Brewing Company Hops Pass! The official Club Pass of the Exit Zero Jazz Festival, for $58, you’ll receive first-come, first-served entry into all the festival club shows throughout the weekend at Cabanas Beach Bar and Grill, Carney’s, the Iron Pier Craft House, Elaine’s, Aleathea’s at the Inn of Cape May, the Rusty Nail at the Beach Shack Hotel, the Ugly Mug/Delaney’s, and Sea Salt at the Ocean Club Hotel.
Festival volunteers will be in the Tasting Room today from 5-8pm selling tickets. Don’t miss it!
We’ll see you at the festival!