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Exit Zero Jazz Festival at the Rusty Nail

November 10th & 11th

Join us at the Rusty Nail the weekend of November 10th for a unique selection of jazz performance. The ‘Nail is thrilled to once again host a portion of the celebrated annual Exit Zero Jazz Festival right here at Cape May’s favorite Surfer Bar & Restaurant. Grab a cocktail or a bite to eat and settle into your seat as the nuanced sounds of this American genre meld around you. 

Performance Schedule: 

Daisy Castro 
Performing Onstage at the Rusty Nail 
November 10th 
4:30 PM & 6:30 PM

A former child prodigy, Daisy Castro began playing violin at age six. The gypsy jazz phenom will put her jaunty spin on tunes by Django Reinhardt (“Minor Swing”), Duke Ellington (“Caravan”), Hoagy Carmichael (“Stardust”) and Charlie Parker (“Donna Lee”) along with engaging Hot Club-inspired originals. Her dynamic playing channels some of the early greats, while adding a modern edge to the Jazz Manouche tradition. Daisy is excited to bring her exuberant, passionate and swinging music to the Exit Zero Jazz Festival.

Bella’s Bartok
Performing Onstage At The Rusty Nail
November 10th
8:30 PM & 10:15 PM

All little children grow up, one day — all except the bedazzled and glittered boys of Bella’s Bartok. Inspired by elements of Vaudeville, centuries of street performance, and an unyielding drive to promote camaraderie, Northampton, MA-based Bella’s Bartok delivers a passionate kaleidoscope of sound. The songs are born of Americana and folk music of their immigrant grandparents, blended with the joy of a particular brand of pop sensibility. Their performances are at once a primal stand against oppression and a declaration of joy in the face of adversity. From quiet reflections on loss, to the howl of justice in four-part harmony, Bella’s Bartok sonically and lyrically delivers a sweaty, soulful dance-party that is sure to leave the audience happily breathless.

Performing Onstage At The Rusty Nail
November 11th
11:00 AM & 12:45 PM

Equally inspired by Django Reinhardt’s gypsy jazz and Spain’s passionate flamenco music, the Boston-based trio Ameranouche brings a infectious sense of swing to their second appearance at the Exit Zero Jazz Festival. Their sets are wildly eclectic, ranging from romps through Django’s “Rhythm Futur” and “Minor Swing” to interpretations of The Spinners’ “Could It Be I’m Falling In Love” and the traditional Turkish folk tune “Hicaz Mandir” to refreshing originals like the gorgeous, contemplative “Miah Maull,” an homage to a lighthouse found on the New Jersey side of the Delaware Bay, and the flamenco “Andulusian Dreams.”