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Cape Region hits a high note with 2021 Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival

Annual event set Oct. 14-17
September 15, 2021

The official Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival program was inserted into Cape Gazette’s Tuesday, Oct. 12 edition for subscribers, and will be available in newsstand copies Friday, Oct. 15. Click here for the fullscreen view.

The 2021 Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival: Thursday, Oct. 14 through Sunday, Oct. 17. For information go to rehobothjazz.com. An asterisk* denotes an official Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival event. 

Wednesday, Oct. 13

  • True Blue Jazz Youth Jazz Appreciation Night, 6 to 9 p.m., Bethany Blues, 18385 Coastal Hwy., Lewes. 302-644-2500.
  • Hammond Hot jazz organ trio, 6 to 9 p.m., 1776 Steakhouse, 4590 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach. 1776steakhouse.com/reservation.

Thursday, Oct. 14

  • Trio Blue by True Blue Jazz, 4 to 8 p.m., Blackwall Hitch, 52 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 302-226-0550.
  • 5th Avenue by True Blue Jazz, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m., Port 251, 251 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 302-278-7069.
  • Mike McShane & Friends by True Blue Jazz, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Blue Hen Restaurant @ The Avenue Inn, 33 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 302-278-7842.
  • Sean Lane with vocalist/trumpeter Justine Miller & bassist Chris Levey by True Blue Jazz, 5 to 9 p.m., Aqua Bar & Grill, 57 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach. Reservations suggested. 302-226-9001.
  • Bob Diener by True Blue Jazz, 5 to 7 p.m., The Pines, 56 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach. Free in lounge. thepinesrb.com.
  • Hammond Hot jazz organ trio, 6 to 9 p.m., Indigo Indian Restaurant, 44 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 302-212-5220.
  • Bernard Sweetney & Friends by True Blue Jazz, 6 to 9 p.m., Lefty’s Alley & Eats, 36450 Plaza Dr., Lewes. 302-864-6000.
  • Holly Lane and John Flynn, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Café Azafran, 18 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 302-227-8100.
  • Blood, Sweat & Tears with opening artist Vincent Ingala*, 7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Theater, Cape Henlopen High School, 1250 Kings Hwy., Lewes. rehobothjazz.com.
  • Aaron Graves Quartet featuring vocalist Denise King by True Blue Jazz, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., The Pines, 56 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach. Cost is $25 per person. thepinesrb.com.
  • Lower Case Blues, 9 p.m, The Pond, 19266 Coastal Hwy., Unit 1, Rehoboth Beach. 302-227-2234.

Friday, Oct. 15

  • Van Williamson Trio featuring Bob Abbott & Wes Crawford, 1 to 4 p.m.,  Dos Locos, 208 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 302-227-3353.
  • Will Warick Quartet by True Blue Jazz, 3 to 6 p.m., Ocean Glass Inn, 37299 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 302-227-2844.
  • Art Show opening for Bernard Sweetney with performance by artist, vibraphonist, pianist, drummer Bernard Sweetney & Friends by True Blue Jazz, 4 to 7 p.m., Nassau Valley Vineyards, 36 Nassau Commons Blvd., Lewes. 302-645-9463.
  • Mike McShane Just Jazz by True Blue Jazz, 4 to 7:30 p.m., Blackwall Hitch, 52 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 302-226-0550.
  • Dueling pianos & vocal harmonies of Kenworthy & John Flynn, 4 to 7 p.m., Bluecoast Seafood Grill & Raw Bar, 30115 Veterans Way, Rehoboth Beach. 302-278-7395.
  • Hot Sauce by True Blue Jazz, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m, Port 251, 251 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 302-278-7069.
  • Trio Blue by True Blue Jazz, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Blue Hen Restaurant @ The Avenue Inn, 33 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 302-278-7842.
  • Rob Barbarita sings & plays acoustic contemporary tunes, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thompson Island Brewing Co., 30133 Veterans Way. 302-309-9887.
  • Budesa Brothers by True Blue Jazz, 5 to 9 p.m., Aqua Bar & Grill, 57 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 302-226-9001.
  • Danny Fisher, 5 to 9 p.m., Victoria’s Restaurant, Boardwalk Plaza Hotel, 2 Olive Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 302-227-0615.
  • Keli Vale & Nick Bucci by True Blue Jazz, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Houston White Co., 315 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. truebluejazz.org.
  • Tear The Roof Off, 5:30 p.m, The Pond, 19266 Coastal Hwy., Unit 1, Rehoboth Beach. 302-227-2234.
  • Courtney Wright Quintet by True Blue Jazz, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Lefty’s Alley & Eats, 36450 Plaza Dr., Lewes. 302-864-6000.
  • Sean Lane with vocalist/trumpeter Justine Miller, 6 to 9 p.m., DiFebo’s Restaurant, 12 N. 1st St., Rehoboth Beach. Reservations suggested. 302-226-4550.
  • Van Williamson Trio featuring Bob Abbott & Wes Crawford, 6 to 9 p.m., Sussex Public House, 234 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 302-212-5107.   
  • Hammond Hot jazz organ trio, 6 to 9 p.m., Mulligan’s Pointe, 22426 Sussex Pines Rd., Georgetown. 302-856-6283.
  • Shades of Blue by True Blue Jazz, 6 to 9 p.m., The Pines, 56 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach. Free in lounge. thepinesrb.com.
  • The Richard Walton Group featuring Barry Caudill on sax & flute, David Meer on guitar, Matt Perich on lead guitar, Eric Robertson on drums & RW on bass guitar, 6 to 10 p.m., Eden, 23 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach. Reservations suggested. 302-227-3330.
  • John Ewart Quartet featuring Rhonda Apple & Dale Britt, 6 to 10 p.m., Just in Thyme, Route One at Robinson Dr., Rehoboth Beach. 302-227-3100.
  • Holly Lane and Bob Diener, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Café Azafran, 18 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 302-227-8100.
  • Spotlight Show, 7 p.m., Blue Moon, 35 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach. Reservations suggested. 302-227-6515.
  • Keli Vale & Nick Bucci by True Blue Jazz, 7:30 to 9 p.m., Houston White Co., 315 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. truebluejazz.org.
  • Bobby Watson & The Hot 3 by True Blue Jazz, 7:30 to 8:45 p.m., Victoria’s Restaurant, Boardwalk Plaza Hotel, 2 Olive Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 302-227-0615.
  • The Elwood Bishop Funky Jazz Band with Joe Smooth on sax & Keith Brooks on drums, 8 to 11 p.m., Bethany Blues, 18385 Coastal Hwy., Lewes. 302-645-2500.
  • Max Jazz Project by True Blue Jazz, 8 to 10 p.m., Blackwall Hitch, 52 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 302-226-0550.
  • The Royal Scam*, 8 p.m., Epworth United Methodist Church, 19285 Holland Glade Rd., Rehoboth Beach. rehobothjazz.com.
  • Damien Escobar with opening artist Eric Darius*, 8 p.m., Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, 229 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. Rehobothjazz.com.
  • Comfort Zone Band, 8:30 p.m. to midnight, Conch Island Key West Bar & Grill, 207 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 302-226-9378.
  • Spotlight Show, 9 p.m., Blue Moon, 35 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach. Reservations suggested. 302-227-6515.
  • Jawanza Kobie Band by True Blue Jazz, 9 p.m. to midnight, Lefty’s Alley & Eats, 36450 Plaza Dr., Lewes. 302-864-6000.
  • Najee with opening 2021 Artist of the Year Maysa*, 9 p.m., Performing Arts Theater, Cape Henlopen High School, 1250 Kings Hwy., Lewes. rehobothjazz.com.
  • Slidewinder Blues Band, 9:30 p.m, The Pond, 19266 Coastal Hwy., Unit 1, Rehoboth Beach. 302-227-2234.
  • Bobby Watson & The Hot 3 by True Blue Jazz, 9:30 to 10:45 p.m., Victoria’s Restaurant, Boardwalk Plaza Hotel, 2 Olive Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 302-227-0615.
  • Brian Simpson & Marcus Anderson*, 10 p.m., Rusty Rudder, 113 Dickinson Ave., Dewey Beach. 302-227-3888.

Saturday, Oct. 16

  • Reggie Harris on sax & Sam Ricci on keys*, 10 a.m., Historic Lewes Farmers Market, Richard A. Shields Elementary School parking lot 910 Shields Ave., Lewes. Rehobothjazz.com.
  • Sean Lane & bassist Bob Abbott, 10 a.m. to noon, Breakfast Guru, 19 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach. Reservations suggested. 302-567-2829.
  • Courtney Wright Quintet by True Blue Jazz, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Dalmata Italiano, 28 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach. truebluejazz.org.
  • Will Warick Quartet by True Blue Jazz, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Nassau Valley Vineyards, 36 Nassau Commons Blvd., Lewes. 302-645-9463.
  • Big Band Jazz Marathon featuring Cape Henlopen High School Jazz Band by True Blue Jazz, noon to 12:45 p.m., Rehoboth Beach Fire House, 219 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. rehobothbeachfire.com.  
  • Peter White & Euge Groove with opening artist Nick Colionne*, 12:30 p.m., Performing Arts Theater, Cape Henlopen High School, 1250 Kings Hwy., Lewes. Rehobothjazz.com.
  • Big Band Jazz Marathon featuring Bill Dilks Hammond B3 Organ Trio by True Blue Jazz, 12:45 to 1:30 p.m., Rehoboth Beach Fire House, 219 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. rehobothbeachfire.com
  • Courtney Wright Quintet by True Blue Jazz, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Dalmata Italiano, 28 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach. truebluejazz.org.
  • Van Williamson Trio featuring Bob Abbott & Wes Crawford, 1 to 4 p.m.,  Dos Locos, 208 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 302-227-3353.
  • Titos presents Club Phred* 1 p.m., Rusty Rudder deck, 113 Dickinson Ave., Dewey Beach. Free event. 302-227-3888. 
  • Sharon Sable & Nick Bucci by True Blue Jazz, 1:30 to 4 p.m., Nassau Valley Vineyards, 36 Nassau Commons Blvd., Lewes. 302-645-9463.
  • Big Band Jazz Marathon featuring The Spartan Alumni Jazz Band in tribute to Maynard Ferguson by True Blue Jazz, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Rehoboth Beach Fire House, 219 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. rehobothbeachfire.com.  
  • No Byscuyts, 1:30 p.m, The Pond, 19266 Coastal Hwy., Unit 1, Rehoboth Beach. 302-227-2234.
  • Big Band Jazz Marathon featuring Bill Dilks Hammond B3 Organ Trio by True Blue Jazz, 2:30 to 3:15 p.m., Rehoboth Beach Fire House, 219 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. rehobothbeachfire.com.  
  • Titos presents Art Sherrod Jr.*, 2:30 p.m., Rusty Rudder deck, 113 Dickinson Ave., Dewey Beach. Free event. 302-227-3888. 
  • Marion Meadows & Alex Bugnon*, 2:30 p.m., Epworth United Methodist Church, 19285 Holland Glade Rd., Rehoboth Beach. Rehobothjazz.com.
  • Big Band Jazz Marathon featuring Columbia Jazz Orchestra by True Blue Jazz, 3:15 to 4:15 p.m., Rehoboth Beach Fire House, 219 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. rehobothbeachfire.com.  
  • Budesa Brothers by True Blue Jazz, 4 to 7:30 p.m., Blackwall Hitch, 52 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 302-226-0550.
  • Funch, international touring performer, performs Classic R&B tunes on keyboards & vocals, 4 to 7 p.m., Bluecoast Seafood Grill & Raw Bar, 30115 Veterans Way, Rehoboth Beach. 302-278-7395.
  • Gerald Veasley’s Unscripted All-Stars featuring Gerald Veasley, Everett Harp, Paul Jackson Jr., Jackiem Joyner, Bobby Lyle, Carol Riddick & Jeff Kashiwa*, 4 p.m., Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, 229 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. rehobothjazz.com.
  • Mindi Abair*, 4 p.m., Rusty Rudder, 113 Dickinson Ave., Dewey Beach. Free event. 302-227-3888. 
  • Big Band Jazz Marathon featuring Bill Dilks Hammond B3 Organ Trio by True Blue Jazz, 4:15 to 5 p.m., Rehoboth Beach Fire House, 219 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. rehobothbeachfire.com.  
  • Trio Blue by True Blue Jazz, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m, Port 251, 251 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 302-278-7069.
  • Billie Carlin by True Blue Jazz, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Blue Hen Restaurant @ The Avenue Inn, 33 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 302-278-7842.
  • Homegrown Bluegrass Band, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thompson Island Brewing Co., 30133 Veterans Way. 302-309-9887.
  • Joe Baione 3 by True Blue Jazz, 5 to 9 p.m., Aqua Bar & Grill, 57 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 302-226-9001.
  • Big Band Jazz Marathon featuring Clifford Brown Jazz Festival Orchestra by True Blue Jazz, 5 to 6 p.m., Rehoboth Beach Fire House, 219 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. rehobothbeachfire.com
  • Keli Vale & Nick Bucci by True Blue Jazz, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Dalmata Italiano, 28 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach. truebluejazz.org.
  • Divas of One Love, 5:30 p.m, The Pond, 19266 Coastal Hwy., Unit 1, Rehoboth Beach. 302-227-2234.
  • Sean Lane with vocalist/trumpeter Justine Miller, 6 to 9 p.m., DiFebo’s Restaurant, 12 N. 1st St., Rehoboth Beach. Reservations suggested. 302-226-4550.
  • Bruce & Sam +1 by True Blue Jazz, 6 to 9 p.m., Lefty’s Alley & Eats, 36450 Plaza Dr., Lewes. 302-864-6000.
  • Shades of Blue by True Blue Jazz, 6 to 9 p.m., The Pines, 56 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach. Free in lounge. thepinesrb.com.
  • The Richard Walton Group featuring Barry Caudill on sax & flute, David Meer on guitar, Matt Perich on lead guitar, Eric Robertson on drums & RW on bass guitar, 6 to 10 p.m., Eden, 23 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach. Reservations suggested. 302-227-3330.
  • Mike McShane Quartet featuring Libby York, 6 to 10 p.m., Just in Thyme, Route One at Robinson Dr., Rehoboth Beach. 302-227-3100.
  • Holly Lane and Bob Diener, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Café Azafran, 18 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 302-227-8100.
  • 2nd Time Around, 7 to 10 p.m., Atlantic Social, 19340 Lighthouse Plaza Blvd., Rehoboth Beach. 302-212-5319.
  • Legends Show, 7 p.m., Blue Moon, 35 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach. Reservations suggested. 302-227-6515.
  • Keli Vale & Nick Bucci by True Blue Jazz, 7:30 to 9 p.m., Dalmata Italiano, 28 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach. truebluejazz.org.
  • Benny Benack III with special guest vocalist Cyrille Aimée by True Blue Jazz, 7:30 to 8:45 p.m.,  Victoria’s Restaurant, Boardwalk Plaza Hotel, 2 Olive Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 302-227-0615.
  • Fred Hughes Trio by True Blue Jazz, 8 to 10 p.m., Blackwall Hitch, 52 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 302-226-0550.
  • Van Williamson Trio featuring Bob Abbott & Wes Crawford, 8 to 11 p.m., Arena’s Deli, 149 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 302-227-1272.
  • The Vince Varrassi Trio with standup bass of Jeff Cooper & the soulful saxophone of Monte Wisrouck, 8 to 11 p.m., Bethany Blues, 18385 Coastal Hwy., Lewes. 645-2500.
  • Joey Alexander*, 8 p.m., Epworth United Methodist Church, 19285 Holland Glade Rd., Rehoboth Beach. rehobothjazz.com.
  • RBJF All Stars featuring Brian Simpson, Nick Colionne, Jackiem Joyner, Maysa, Marion Meadows & Peter White*, 8 p.m., Performing Arts Theater, Cape Henlopen High School, 1250 Kings Hwy., Lewes. Rehobothjazz.com.
  • Comfort Zone Band, 8:30 p.m. to midnight, Conch Island Key West Bar & Grill, 207 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 302-226-9378.
  • Gerald Veasley & Carol Riddick*, 8:30 p.m., Sydney’s Restaurant & Lounge, 16388 Samuel Paynter Blvd., Milton. 302-313-4770.
  • Legends Show, 9 p.m., Blue Moon, 35 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach. Reservations suggested. 302-227-6515.
  • Mindi Abair*, 9 p.m., Rusty Rudder, 113 Dickinson Ave., Dewey Beach. Free event. 302-227-3888. 
  • Boney James*, 9:30 p.m., Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, 229 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. rehobothjazz.com.
  • Lower Case Blues, 9:30 p.m, The Pond, 19266 Coastal Hwy., Unit 1, Rehoboth Beach. 302-227-2234.
  • Benny Benack III with special guest vocalist Cyrille Aimée by True Blue Jazz, 9:30 to 10:45 p.m., Victoria’s Restaurant, Boardwalk Plaza Hotel, 2 Olive Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 302-227-0615.

Sunday, Oct. 17

  • Sean Lane & bassist Chris Levey, 10 a.m. to noon, Breakfast Guru, 19 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach. Reservations suggested. 302-567-2829.
  • Sunday Jazz Brunch with Tomorrow's All-Stars featuring Christy Taylor, 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Bethany Blues, 18385 Coastal Hwy., Lewes. 302-645-2500.
  • Budesa Brothers by True Blue Jazz, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Blackwall Hitch, 52 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 302-226-0550.
  • Jazz Brunch featuring Carey Smith, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Blue Moon, 35 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach. Reservations suggested. 302-227-6515.
  • Van Williamson Trio featuring Eddie Eatmon & Wes Crawford, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Back Porch Cafe, 59 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 302-227-3674.
  • Will Warick Quartet by True Blue Jazz, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Lefty’s Alley & Eats, 36450 Plaza Dr., Lewes. 302-864-6000.
  • Jazz Brunch with Elan Trotman & Paul Jackson Jr.*, 11 a.m., Rusty Rudder, 113 Dickinson Ave., Dewey Beach. Free event. 302-227-3888. 
  • 9th Annual True Blue Jazz Festival Closing Brunch Bash featuring Eddie Sherman Show and vocalist Peggy Raley, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Pines, 56 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach. Cost is $35 per person, brunch sold à la carte. Thepinesrb.com.
  • Lisa Miller, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Victoria’s Restaurant, Boardwalk Plaza Hotel, 2 Olive Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 227-0615.
  • Music Brunch with Vince Varrassi playing & singing music from The Great Amercan Songbook, noon to 3 p.m., Bluecoast Seafood Grill & Raw Bar, 30115 Veterans Way, Rehoboth Beach. 302-278-7395.
  • Keli Vale & Nick Bucci by True Blue Jazz, noon to 3 p.m., Nassau Valley Vineyards Farmers Market, 36 Nassau Commons Blvd., Lewes. 302-645-9463.
  • 9th Annual True Blue Jazz Festival Closing Brunch Bash featuring Eddie Sherman Show and vocalist Peggy Raley, 1:30 to 3 p.m., The Pines, 56 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach. Cost is $35 per person, brunch sold à la carte. thepinesrb.com.
  • Sean Lane with vocalist/trumpeter Justine Miller & bassist Chris Levey by True Blue Jazz, 3 to 6 p.m., Aqua Bar & Grill, 57 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach. Reservations suggested. 302-226-9001.
  • 2021 Grand Jam featuring Brian Simpson, Mindi Abair, Alex Bugnon, Nick Colionne, Everett Harp, Paul Jackson Jr., Jackiem Joyner, Bobby Lyle, Maysa, Carol Riddick, Art Sherrod Jr., Elan Trotman & Gerald Veasley*,  3:30 p.m., Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, 229 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. rehobothjazz.com.
  • Holly Lane with Bob Diener & Mike McShane by True Blue Jazz, 4 to 7 p.m., Port 251, 251 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 302-278-7069.
  • 2021 Closing Party Buffet featuring Marcus Anderson, Alex Bugnon, Nick Colionne, Jackiem Joyner, Jeff Kashiwa, JJ Sansaverino & Gerald Veasley*, 6:30 p.m.,  Rusty Rudder, 113 Dickinson Ave., Dewey Beach. 302-227-3888. 

See the official 2021 Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival program, produced by Cape Gazette, at capegazette.com/center/2021-rehoboth-beach-jazz-festival/226733.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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