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Exit Zero Jazz takes its cue from European festival models, which puts the City of Cape May center stage. Festival-goers stroll from club to club along the streets of Cape May soaking up the exhilarating sounds — proving that the magic of the festival is not so much who you know, but the discovery of bands and music performing on the concert stages and in the intimate clubs.

Cape May Convention Hall is Festival Central. Festival Box Office, Will Call Window, Festival Merchandise, Information, VIP Lounge, Program Guides and Shuttle to Schmidtchen Theater can all be found in or just outside Cape May Convention Hall. GPS address is: 714 Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ. 08204.

Schmidtchen Theater is the only venue not located on the island of Cape May. An easy ten minute drive from Convention Hall with plenty of parking, the Festival also provides shuttle service from Cape May Convention Hall to Schmidtchen Theater and back. Generally, shuttle service begins :75 minutes prior to Schmidtchen Theater concerts. Past Festival Headliners who have performed on the Schmidtchen Theater Stage include Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis Quintet, Pat Metheny & Ron Carter Duo, Gregory Porter, Dianne Reeves, Marcus Miller, Fourplay and many more. The 2019 Spring Headliner Chick Corea Trilogy with Christian McBride and Brian Blade perform on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 8:00pm.

GPS address Schmidtchen Theater: 687 Route #9, Cape May, NJ 08204

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