The 32nd Cape May Jazz Festival to be held in the Theatre at Lower Regional High School in Cape May, NJ, November 6-8, will be billed as a Tribute to the Count with a performance by the Count Basie Orchestra on opening night.
An all-event weekend pass to attend 18 events is $150 general admission; all-event wristbands for evening individual admission on November 7-8 is $55; afternoon jam wristbands on November 7 are $35; and November 8 afternoon wristbands are $25. Reserved seating is available for an additional $25 per person.
Ravi Coltrane Quartet, the featured headliner of the festival, will play two consecutive sets on November 7 at the Theatre at Lower Regional High School. Houston Person will also play two sets — but a few hours apart — on November 7 at the Aleathea’s Restaurant at the Inn of Cape May. The Ritchie Cole Quartet will perform on November 6 at Carney’s Other Room. Carney’s Main Room will also host concerts.
Complimentary festival transportation running every 10 minutes is available between all venues, including Marquis de Lafayette, Cabanas and Congress Hall. There are afternoon jams at both of Carney’s stages on the weekend.
The Cape May Jazz Festival is presented by New Jersey Department of Travel and Tourism and Bank of America.