Welcome the the 2019 Jazz Vespers Website !

A great place to hear all kinds of terrific jazz!

Come join these great artists at Jazz Vespers,
Brian Betz and Denis DiDlasio Quartet
Sunday , November 17, at 3pm !

Cape May Jazz Vespers presents a concert featuring guitar master Brian Betz, known for his adventurous and exciting playing, and bari-sax master Denis Blasio.   Brian, Denis and the rest of The Brian Betz Quartet will storm the Vespers stage with music ranging from soulful struts to chillin’ cool.  The show will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Cape May on November 17th at 3 pm.   For more information and directions visit www.capemayjazzvespers.com .  A $10 minimum donation is requested;

limited free parking; wheelchair accessible.  

 

Brian Betz is a guitarist, composer, and educator who resides in the Philadelphia Metro Area, performing throughout the USA with many different musical artists. Brian has 6 CD releases available on the Dreambox Media label: Up and Running (2001), Without a Doubt (2003), Dichotomy (2005), Muted Bebop (2006), The Denis DiBlasio/Brian Betz Project (2007), Denis DiBlasio/Brian Betz Project-Flute/Guitar (2010).

Brian holds two degrees from Rowan University (BM, MM) and is endorsed by GHS guitar strings. He is a two-time winner of the Betty Carter International Jazz Competition (2004, 2007) and a runner up for the 2006 Henry Mancini Jazz competition. Brian is currently on the faculty at Rowan University where he teaches jazz guitar and jazz improvisation. 

Brian currently gives concerts, clinics, and master classes all over the USA. They include appearances at: Exit Zero International Jazz Festival, Cape May Jazz Festival, Berks Jazz Festival, Rowan University Jazz Festival, Somers Point Jazz Festival, West Chester University Jazz Camp, Villanova Jazz Festival, Gettysburg University Jazz Camp, Clifford Brown Jazz Festival.

Denis DiBlasio received his masters degree from the University of Miami. He is the Executive Director of the Maynard Ferguson Institute of Jazz at Rowan University and is a saxophonist, composer, arranger and musical director for the Institute. He is an internationally acclaimed performer, clinician and educator for the Yamaha Music Corporation of America. He is a published author of five texts on jazz improvisation and a recording artist for Encounter Records with nine CDs under his own name. Various articles, compositions and arrangements are with publishers Jamey Aebersold, Belwin, Hal Leonard, Kendor, Doug Beach, Roncorp, Vandoren, Kjos, Northeastern Music, Warner Brothers, Flute Talk, Saxophone Journal, and more.


All shows are at the First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, in downtown Cape May NJ.  Seating is open, so come early for a good seat.  There is limited free parking, and the church is wheelchair accessible.   A (minimum) donation of $10 is requested. 

Please join us in a venue of great sonic and aesthetic beauty. Bring your friends!  It's going to be a great show.