Cape May Jazz Festival - April 20-22, 2007

Posted 4/11/07
Cape May, NJ - Pat Martino (right), named Downbeat Magazine’s “Guitar Player of the Year”, kicks off the 27th Cape May Jazz Festival - April 20th, 21st , and 22nd, 2007 at Cape May Convention Hall. Martino will lead a series of tributes to influential jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery.

Montgomery was a legendary musician whose dedication to innovative jazz guitar set the pace for Jazz during the sixties.

Other Tributes to Wes during the weekend include guitarists Teddy Royal, Bob Devos, and Brian Betz plus jazz vocalist Everett Greene with guitarist Royce Campbell.

Among the other featured performers over the weekend:

Terence Blanchard (above) opens the Saturday lineup at Convention Hall. The Grammy Award winner's soulful sound is on the cutting edge of hard-bop and other modern jazz styles.

Legendary Philadelphia bassist Charles Fambrough performs with his All-Stars Saturday night.

Omar Sosa performs Friday night. His native Afro-Cuban roots create a fresh and original Urban sound with a Latin jazz heart.

Friday Evening

  • Pat Martino "Tribute to Wes Montgomery" Convention Hall
  • Everett Greene-Royce Campbell "Tribute to Wes" Victorian Gardens at Marquis de Lafayette
  • Eric Frazier Latin Jazz Carney's Main Room
    Teddy Royal Boiler Room at Congress Hall
    Omar Sosa Grand Hotel 1st Floor Ballroom
  • Sherry Wilson Butler Tribute Café Promenade at Montreal Inn
  • Chris Bergson Cabanas
  • Buck Hill Carney's Other Room
  • Pat Martino "Tribute to Wes Montgomery" Convention Hall
  • Everett Greene-Royce Campbell "Tribute to Wes" Victorian Gardens at Marquis de Lafayette
  • Omar Sosa Grand Hotel 1st Floor Ballroom

Saturday Afternoon

  • Workshops --complimentary Cape May Elementary School
  • Saturday JAM Carney's Main Room
  • JAM Carney's Other Room
  • Cintron - Universal Latin Soul Recording Artists Grand Hotel 1st Floor Ballroom
  • Frank Bey Blues Jam Cabanas
  • Family Concert Convention Hall

Saturday Evening

  • Terence Blanchard Sextet Convention Hall
  • Sharon Clark Victorian Gardens at Marquis de Lafayette
  • Hudson River Rats with Bernard Purdie Cabanas
  • Brian Betz-George Rabbai Tribute to Wes Montgomery Boiler Room at Congress Hall
  • Charles Fambrough's All Star Group Grand Hotel 1st Floor Ballroom
  • BootsieBarnes-BobDeVos "Tribute to Wes Montgomery" Café Promenade at Montreal Inn
  • Joanna Pascale with Aaron Graves Trio Carney's Other Room
  • Sila and AfroFunk Experience Carney's Main Room
  • Terence Blanchard Sextet Convention Hall
  • Charles Fambrough's All Star Group Grand Hotel 1st Floor Ballroom

Sunday Afternoon

  • JAM Carney's Main Room
  • JAM Carney's Other Room
  • Barbara D. Mills Gospel and Blues Cabanas

Tickets

The general seating All-Event Weekend Pass is $150. Friday or Saturday night only is $55 each. Saturday Afternoon $35, Sunday Afternoon $25 each.

Call the Jazz Festival at (609) 884-7200 for tickets.

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