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Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival weekend listings

Annual event set Oct. 17-20
October 1, 2019

The 2019 Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival: Thursday, Oct. 17 through Sunday, Oct. 20. For information go to rehobothjazz.com. An asterisk* denotes an official Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival event. 

Wednesday, Oct. 16

• True Blue Jazz Youth Jazz Appreciation Night, 6 to 9 p.m., Bethany Blues, 18385 Coastal Hwy., Lewes. 800-433-5870.

Thursday, Oct. 17

Van Williamson Trio with Eddie Eatmon and Dean Haemel, 2 to 5 p.m., Dos Locos, 208 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 227-3353.

Cody Leavel and Matt Wolfe by True Blue Jazz, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Avenue Inn & The Blue Hen Restaurant, 33 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 278-7842.

Nick Wayne, 6 to 9 p.m., 1776 Steakhouse, 4590 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach. 645-9355.

2nd Time Around Trio, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Indigo Indian Restaurant, 44 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 212-5220.

Holly Lane and John Flynn, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Café Azafran, 18 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 227-8100.

• Keli Vale and Nick Bucci by True Blue Jazz, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., La Fable, 26 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 227-8510.

• True Blue Jazz presents Jeff Knoettner, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Shorebreak Lodge, 10 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 227-1007.

Jay Brown and Trio Blue by True Blue Jazz, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., The Pines, 56 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 567-2726.

John Ewart and Victor England Jazz Duo, 7 to 10 p.m., Back Porch Café, 59 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 227-3674.

• Kerensa Gray, 7:30 to 10 p.m., The Cultured Pearl, 301 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 227-8493.

• The Fred Hughes Trio with guest artists Peter & Will Anderson by True Blue Jazz, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., The Boardwalk Plaza Hotel, 2 Olive Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 227-7169. 

• Boney James with opening artist Brian Simpson*, 8 p.m., Performing Arts Theater, Cape Henlopen High School, 1250 Kings Hwy., Lewes. rehobothjazz.com.

Comfort Zone Band, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Conch Island Key West Bar & Grill, 207 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 226-9378.

Friday, Oct. 18

• Jazz at the Brewery*, noon, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, 511 Chestnut St., Milton. Free event featuring guitarist JJ Sansaverino. 684-1000.

Van Williamson Trio with Bob Abbott and Wes Crawford, 1 to 4 p.m., Dos Locos, 208 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 227-3353.

• Live Jazz Happy Hour, 2 to 6 p.m., Blackwall Hitch, 52 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 226-0550.

Jay Brown and Trio Blue by True Blue Jazz, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Avenue Inn & The Blue Hen Restaurant, 33 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 278-7842.

Hot Sauce Band, 5 to 8 p.m., Bluecoast Seafood Grill & Raw Bar, 30115 Veterans Way, Rehoboth Beach. 278-7395.

Bruce Anthony and Sam Nobles, 5 to 8 p.m., Chesapeake & Maine, 316 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 226-3600.

Tear the Roof Off, 5:30 p.m., The Pond, 3 S. First St., Rehoboth Beach. 227-2234.

Van Williamson Trio with Bob Abbott and Wes Crawford, 6 to 9 p.m., Azzurro Italian Oven & Bar, 210 Second St., Rehoboth Beach. 212-2409.

The Richard Walton Group, 6 to 10 p.m., Eden, 28 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach. Reservations suggested. 227-3330.

The Tim Laushey Trio, 6 to 10 p.m., Just in Thyme, Route One at Robinson Dr., Rehoboth Beach. 227-3100.

The Maurice Johnson Trio featuring vocalist Maurice Johnson, Terry Marshall on piano and Ed Dawley on acoustic bass, 6 to 9 p.m., Shrimpy’s Bar & Grill, 18585 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach. 313-5124.

• 2nd Time Around Trio, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Indigo Indian Restaurant, 44 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 212-5220.

• Bernard Sweetney, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., 1776 Steakhouse, 4590 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach. 645-9355.

• Pamala Stanley, 6:30 p.m., Blue Moon, 35 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach. No cover charge. 227-6515.

• Holly Lane and Bob Diener, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Café Azafran, 18 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 227-8100.

Keli Vale and Nick Bucci by True Blue Jazz, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Houston White, 315 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 227-8511.

True Blue Jazz presents Jeff Knoettner, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Shorebreak Lodge, 10 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 227-1007.

• Joe Holt and Mike McShane by True Blue Jazz, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., The Pines, 56 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 567-2726.

• John Ewart Trio featuring vocalist Sara Bush, 7 to 10 p.m., Back Porch Café, 59 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 227-3674.

Pam Miller Band 1920s Show, 7 p.m., The Cultured Pearl, 301 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 227-8493.

• The Four Freshman*, 7:30 p.m., Epworth United Methodist Church, 19285 Holland Glade Rd., Rehoboth Beach. rehobothjazz.com. 

True Blue Jazz presents Kat Edmonson, 7:30 to 8:45 p.m., The Boardwalk Plaza Hotel, 2 Olive Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 227-7169.

FeelFree, 8 to 11 p.m., Rehoboth Ale House, 15 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 278-7433.

• Norman Brown, Euge Groove & Lindsey Webster with opening artists Gerald Veasley and Eric Darius*, 8 p.m., Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, 229 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. rehobothjazz.com.

• Comfort Zone Band, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Conch Island Key West Bar & Grill, 207 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 226-9378.

• Batida Diferente: A Brazilian Band featuring vocalist Kim Scudera, Rob Orwin on keyboard and saxophone, Jody Meyers on bass and Greg Discher on drums, 8:30 to 11 p.m., Bethany Blues, 18385 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach. 645-2500. 

• Pam Miller Band Jazz Variety Show, 8:30 p.m., The Cultured Pearl, 301 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 227-8493.

• Pamala Stanley, 9:30 p.m., Blue Moon, 35 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach. No cover charge. 227-6515.

• Wil Downing, Mike Phillips & Avery Sunshine*, 9:30 p.m., Performing Arts Theater, Cape Henlopen High School, 1250 Kings Hwy., Lewes. rehobothjazz.com.

True Blue Jazz presents Kat Edmonson, 9:30 to 10:45 p.m., The Boardwalk Plaza Hotel, 2 Olive Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 227-7169.

Movin’ & Groovin’, 9:30 p.m., The Pond, 3 S. First St., Rehoboth Beach. 227-2234.

• Steve Cole and Kim Waters*, 10 p.m., Rusty Rudder, 113 Dickinson St., Dewey Beach. 227-3888.

• David Zipse’s All-Star Open Jam Session, 10 p.m., The Cultured Pearl, 301 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 227-8493.

Saturday, Oct. 19

• Jam & Jazz*, 9 a.m. Historic Lewes Farmers Market, Shields Elementary, 910 Shields Ave., Lewes. Free event features Everett Spells entertaining from 10 a.m. to noon during market. rehobothjazz.com. 

Jazz Brunch featuring Keith Mack*, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Chesapeake & Maine, 316 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. Call 226-3600 for information and reservations. 

Bay Jazz Project featuring Sean Lane and Seth Kibel, 10 a.m. to noon, Breakfast Guru, 19 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 567-2829.

Jazz Brunch featuring 2nd Time Around with special musical guest Ben LeRoy from The Snap, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fork and Flask at Nage, 19730 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach. 227-2037.

• Jazz Brunch with John Ewart and Mike Malatesta Jazz Duo, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Back Porch Café, 59 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 227-3674.

• Outlet Liquors’ Fall Wine, Beer & Food Festival*, noon, Outlet Liquors, 19724 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach. Free event, which includes beer, wine and food plus great music. Parking limited. rehobothjazz.com. 

Gerald Albright and Selina Albright with opening artists Nick Colionne and Marion Meadows*, noon, Performing Arts Theater, Cape Henlopen High School, 1250 Kings Hwy., Lewes. rehobothjazz.com. 

Smokin’ Red Hot Fire House Jazz with Greg Hatza ORGANization presented by True Blue Jazz, noon to 6 p.m., Rehoboth Beach Fire House, 219 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. rehobothbeachfire.com.  

Van Williamson Trio with Bob Abbott and Wes Crawford*, 1 to 3 p.m., Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, 320 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 226-BREW.

Club Phred, JJ Sansaverino, Jay Rowe and Carl Anderson*, 1 to 4 p.m., Rusty Rudder, 113 Dickinson St., Dewey Beach. Free event. 227-3888. 

• No Byscuyts, 1:30 p.m., The Pond, 3 S. First St., Rehoboth Beach. 227-2234.

• Happy Hour with Trio Blue featuring vocalist Jay Brown, bassist Rick Nelson and drummer Greg Schneider, 2 to 6 p.m., Blackwall Hitch, 52 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 226-0550.

The Music of Nina Simone performed by Gerald Veasley, Carol Riddick and Kevin Whalum*, 2:30 p.m., Epworth United Methodist Church, 19285 Holland Glade Rd., Rehoboth Beach. rehobothjazz.com. 

Richard Elliot, Peter White and DW3*, 4 p.m., Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, 229 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. rehobothjazz.com. 

four80east*, 4 p.m., Rusty Rudder, 113 Dickinson St., Dewey Beach. 227-3888.

• True Blue Jazz presents Joe Holt & Mike McShane, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Avenue Inn & The Blue Hen Restaurant, 33 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 278-7842.

5th Avenue Band tribute to Ken Cicerele, 5 to 8 p.m., Bluecoast Seafood Grill & Raw Bar, 30115 Veterans Way, Rehoboth Beach. 278-7395.

• Van Williamson Trio, 5 to 8 p.m., Azzurro Italian Oven & Bar, 210 2nd St., Rehoboth Beach. 302-212-2409.

• Divas of One Love, 5:30 p.m., The Pond, 3 S. First St., Rehoboth Beach. 227-2234.

Jazz Mass, 6 p.m., All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 18 Olive Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 227-7202.

Trio Blue featuring guitarist and vocalist Jay Brown, bassist Rick Nelson and drummer Greg Schneider, 6 to 9 p.m., Chesapeake & Maine, 316 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 226-3600.

Bay Jazz Project featuring Sean Lane and Seth Kibel, 6 to 9 p.m., DiFebo’s Restaurant, 12 N. 1st St., Rehoboth Beach. 226-4550.

The Richard Walton Group, 6 to 10 p.m., Eden, 28 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach. Reservations suggested. 227-3330.

• The Alfie Moss and Dexter Koonce Project, 6 to 10 p.m., Just in Thyme, Route One at Robinson Dr., Rehoboth Beach. 227-3100.

• The Maurice Johnson Trio featuring vocalist Maurice Johnson, Terry Marshall on piano and Ed Dawley on acoustic bass, 6 to 9 p.m., Shrimpy’s Bar & Grill, 18585 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach. 313-5124.

Jeff Irwin on piano, 6 to 10 p.m., Victoria’s Restaurant, Boardwalk Plaza Hotel, 2 Olive Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 227-0615.

• 2nd Time Around Trio, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Indigo Indian Restaurant, 44 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 212-5220.

• Bernard Sweetney, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., 1776 Steakhouse, 4590 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach. 645-9355.

• Pamala Stanley, 6:30 p.m., Blue Moon, 35 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach. No cover charge. 227-6515.

• Holly Lane and Bob Diener, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Café Azafran, 18 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 227-8100.

Keli Vale and Nick Bucci by True Blue Jazz, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Houston White, 315 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 227-8511.

True Blue Jazz presents Jeff Knoettner, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Shorebreak Lodge, 10 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 227-1007.

• Cody Leavel and Matt Wolfe by True Blue Jazz, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., The Pines, 56 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 567-2726.

• John Ewart Trio featuring vocalist Sara Bush, 7 to 10 p.m., Back Porch Café, 59 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 227-3674.

• Pam Miller Band 1920s Show, 7 p.m., The Cultured Pearl, 301 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 227-8493.

Kim Waters and Kayla Waters*, 7:30 p.m., Epworth United Methodist Church, 19285 Holland Glade Rd., Rehoboth Beach. rehobothjazz.com.

• Evening Firehouse Jazz Party presented by True Blue Jazz featuring Shades of Blue & Joe Baione Trio, 7:30 to 10 p.m., Rehoboth Beach Fire House, 219 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. rehobothbeachfire.com.  

The Bill Charlap Trio presented by True Blue Jazz, 7:30 to 8:45 p.m., The Boardwalk Plaza Hotel, 2 Olive Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 227-7169. 

Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival 30th Anniversary All-Star featuring Brian Simpson, Gerald Albright, Steve Cole, Nick Colionne, Mike Philips and Peter White*, 8 p.m., Performing Arts Theater, Cape Henlopen High School, 1250 Kings Hwy., Lewes. rehobothjazz.com. 

• Acid Cats, 8 to midnight, Rehoboth Ale House, 15 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 278-7433.

Nothin’ But Trouble featuring Tommy Lepson on keyboards, 8:30 to 11 p.m., Bethany Blues, 18385 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach. 645-2500.

• Comfort Zone Band, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Conch Island Key West Bar & Grill, 207 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 226-9378.

• Pam Miller Band Jazz Variety Show, 8:30 p.m., The Cultured Pearl, 301 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 227-8493.

Brian Culbertson*, 9:15 p.m., Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, 229 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. rehobothjazz.com. 

• Pamala Stanley, 9:30 p.m., Blue Moon, 35 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach. No cover charge. 227-6515.

• The Bill Charlap Trio presented by True Blue Jazz, 9:30 to 10:45 p.m., The Boardwalk Plaza Hotel, 2 Olive Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 227-7169.

• Jackiem Joyner and Alex Bugnon*, 10 p.m., Rusty Rudder, 113 Dickinson St., Dewey Beach. 227-3888.

• David Zipse’s All-Star Open Jam Session, 10 p.m., The Cultured Pearl, 301 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 227-8493.

• Lower Case Blues, 10 p.m., The Pond, 3 S. First St., Rehoboth Beach. 227-2234.

Sunday, Oct. 20

• Jazz Mass, 9:30 a.m., St. George’s Chapel, 22074 Beaver Dam Rd., Harbeson. 227-2702.

• The Savannah Band featuring Jim Miller on trumpet, 10 a.m. to noon, Bethany Blues, 18385 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach. 645-2500.

• Jazz Brunch featuring Pamala Stanley, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Blue Moon, 35 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach. Reservations suggested. 227-6515.

• Jazz Brunch with Trio Blue featuring vocalist Jay Brown, bassist Rick Nelson and drummer Greg Schneider, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Blackwall Hitch, 52 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 226-0550.

Bay Jazz Project featuring Sean Lane and Seth Kibel, 10 a.m. to noon, Breakfast Guru, 19 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 567-2829.  

Van Williamson Trio with Bob Abbott and Wes Crawford, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Back Porch Café, 59 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 227-3674.

• Sunday Brunch featuring Jeff Irwin on piano, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Victoria’s Restaurant, Boardwalk Plaza Hotel, 2 Olive Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 227-0615.

• 2019 True Blue Jazz Brunch Bash & Closing Party with Eddie Sherman Show featuring Peggy Raley with special guests Cody Leavel on tenor sax & Gerald Chavis on trumpet, 11 a.m., The Pines, 56 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach. truebluejazz.org.

• Jazz Brunch featuring Vince Varrassi on keys and vocals, noon to 3 p.m., Bluecoast Seafood Grill & Raw Bar, 30115 Veterans Way, Rehoboth Beach. 278-7395.

• 2nd Time Around*, 1 to 3 p.m., Rehoboth Beach Bandstand, Rehoboth Beach. (Celebrating the finish of American Lung Association’s Lung Force Walk for Lung Cancer), weather permitting. RehobothFoodie.com.

• 2019 True Blue Jazz Brunch Bash & Closing Party with Eddie Sherman Show featuring Peggy Raley with special guests Cody Leavel on tenor sax & Gerald Chavis on trumpet, 1 p.m., The Pines, 56 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach. truebluejazz.org.

Bryan Russo and Jim Miller, 2 to 5 p.m., Chesapeake & Maine, 316 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. 226-3600.

2019 Grand Jam featuring Brian Simpson, Gerald Albright, Selina Albright, Alex Bugnon, Nick Colionne, Richard Elliot, Jackiem Joyner, Marion Meadows, Carol Raddick, Kevin Whalum, Kayla Waters, Kim Waters and Peter White*, 3:30 p.m., Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, 229 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. rehobothjazz.com.

• Nick Wayne, 6 to 9 p.m., 1776 Steakhouse, 4590 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach. 645-9355.

 • Shore Jazz featuring vocalist Roo Brown, 6 to 10 p.m., Just in Thyme, Route One at Robinson Dr., Rehoboth Beach. 227-3100.

• The Maurice Johnson Trio featuring vocalist Maurice Johnson, Terry Marshall on piano and Ed Dawley on acoustic bass, 6 to 9 p.m., Shrimpy’s Bar & Grill, 18585 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach. 313-5124.

2019 Closing Party featuring Selina Albright, Alex Bugnon, four80east, Jackiem Joyner, Matt Marshak, Gerald Veasley and more*, 6:30 p.m., (buffet begins at 5 p.m.),  Rusty Rudder, 113 Dickinson St., Dewey Beach. 227-3888.