Cape May Jazz Festival 2005

Posted 10/31/05
CAPE MAY, NJ - This fall's Cape May Jazz Festival, from Friday November 11 to Sunday November 13, honors the late premier jazz flutist, Herbie Mann.

Mann performed to a sell out crowd at the Cape May Jazz Festival April 1999 and November 2002. At his last appearance he asked if Cape May would honor the music of Herbie Mann at one of the festivals. Mann died in 2003.

A total of 24 musical events will take place over the three days.

Hubert Laws, an LA native, opens Saturday night in Convention Hall with David "Fathead" Newman to honor Herbie.

Gerald Veasley Quintet featuring Chuck Loeb on guitar and Gerald Veasley on bass, will appear Saturday night at the new state-of-the-art Theatre at Lower Regional High School.

Two jazz vocalists will appear at the Pelican Club: Andy Bey on Friday night and Mary Stallings Saturday evening.

Charlie Hunter, a favorite with the enthusiastic younger audience will appear Friday night at the Star of the Sea Auditorium, while Saturday evening Philly favorite Bobby Watson's Horizon with Terrell Stafford on trumpet will thrill the audience with their hard-bop music.

At Carney’s Main Room on Friday night, Gene Ludwig Organ Quartet will feature Gene Ludwig on Hammond B3 Organ.

Continuing the tribute to Herbie Mann, Dan Faulk Quartet will perform Friday evening in the Boiler Room at Congress Hall featuring the world-class soprano and tenor saxophonist, Dan Faulk.

The Burr Johnson Trio will be performing at the Café Promenade Friday night.

Byther Smith, a bluesman with thrilling gut-wrenching vocals will perform with his trio, Byther Smith and the Night Raiders at Cabanas.

Complimentary guitar, horn and improvisation workshops for children and adults are offered Saturday morning.

Saturday afternoon, the Boiler Room at Congress Hall will pulsate to the Latin beat of Edgardo Cintron Latin Band featuring Winston Byrd on trumpet along with Edgardo Cintron on timbales.

The CD signing party and wine tasting sponsored by Barefoot Wine will be held from 5-6 p.m. in the Boiler Room.

Cape May's favorite Tim Eyermann and East Coast Offering will appear Saturday night in the Boiler Room. Rounding out this fabulous lineup Saturday evening will be the remarkable and creative blended jazz sound of the Chip Shelton Quintet performing at the Café Promenade. Bongo and Vodou Jazz Ensemble will have Carney’s Main Room dancing to the beat of their dynamic rhythmic sounds.

T. K. Blue Quintet will bring their unique and contemporary sound to Carney’s Other Room. Bubba Macs Blues Band performing their high energy wailing blues will be in Cabanas.

Returning to the Pelican Club on Sunday will be a Gospel and Blues Brunch featuring gospel singer Barbara D. Mills with Aaron Graves on piano.

Complimentary shuttle buses run on a continuous loop to allow festival-goers to move among the Cape May beachfront sites that are venues for the festival.

For ticket information call Cape May Jazz at (609) 884-7277.

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