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Cape May Jazz Festival
Each November and April, Cape May NJ is infused with the jiving sounds of the Cape May Jazz Festival. For three days, nationally renowned Jazz musicians heat up the town and give visitors another reason to come back to Cape May year after year.

Cape May Jazz is known for celebrating jazz from the past while keeping an ear to the future through the introduction of up-and-coming jazz musicians in the genres of Traditional, Blues and Latin Jazz. The streets of Cape May are filled with the sounds of the sax and trumpet, offering a romantic getaway or enlivened family vacation. Come experience one of America’s most beloved genres of music at the Cape May Jazz Festival. Bacchus Inn puts you right in the middle of it all, only steps from Beach Avenue and the Promenade. Our Cape May Bed & breakfast fills up early, so be sure to reserve your Cape May Lodging for a musical experience of a lifetime.

Celebrating its 30th festival this year, the Cape May Jazz Festival presents a wide variety of jazz musicians offering bustling, heart pumping fun. The festival is themed each go around with past themes including “The Next Wave,” “Favorites Return!,” “Tribute to Ray Charles,” “New Orleans Comes to Cape May,” “The Music of Herbie Mann,” and “Tribute to Wes Montgomery.” A sample of past artists include: Jesse Andrus, Frank Bey and the Swing City Blues Band, Rippingtons, Russ Freeman, Ed Vezhino-Jim Ward Big Band, Edgardo Cintron, David Cole and Main Street Blues, Divine Jazz Combo, Chembo Corniel, Xclusive Cruising Blues, Eleazar Shafer Quintet, Lois Smith, Alex & Asher Stein, Denis DiBlasio, Monnette Sudler, Barbara Walker, Bill McGrady Trio, Antionette Montague, Michael Pedicin, Pieces of a Dream, Jackie Ryan, Jon Faddis, Bob Ferguson, Little Jazz Giants, Steve Green, and Leon Jordan, Jr.

The Cape May Jazz Festival is wonderfully organized by the Friends of Cape May Jazz, a non-profit organization
dedicated to the development of Cape May as a national, leading promoter of jazz. Fostering an appreciation from one generation to the next, Friends of Cape May Jazz are supported by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, New Jersey Department of Commerce Division Travel and Tourism, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Cape May business, and individual donors. Tickets are available either for the entire weekend or for individual days. Cape May Jazz sells out early, so you are encouraged to buy tickets online. If tickets are available on the weekend of the Cape May Jazz Festival, they can be purchased at Convention Hall Box Office, just down the street from Bacchus Inn. A Courtesy Jazz Shuttle makes stops at all the Jazz venues during the weekend, running every 10 minutes from Friday 6:30 pm – 2 am; Saturday 9:30am – 2am; and Sunday 11:30am – 4:30pm. Be sure to book your Cape May Lodging with us for the Cape May Jazz Festival. Bacchus Inn’s
location puts you right in the middle of the action and our Cape May Bed & Breakfast is second to none!

Cape May Jazz Festival
PO Box 2065
Cape May, NJ 08204
609-884-7277



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