Jazz @ The CAM Series

jazz at the cam series


A concert series by the Cameron Art Museum and the Cape Fear Jazz Society.


The 8th season of Jazz @ the CAM returns in September 2017. Series and individual seat sales begin mid-August, watch your enews for details on the lineup for the eight concert series and purchase options.





The lineup for the 2016-17 concert season:


Sept. 1, 2016 - Benny Hill Quartet
One of Wilmington's most popular and prolific musicians, Benny Hill, kicks off our new season! Benny always brings stellar musicians with him and notes that for this performance "I recently visited New Orleans and had the opportunity to play and hear a wide variety of music...many different styles of jazz as well as popular music. I will be sharing what I heard on my musical journey in New Orleans. You can expect to hear music from the early 1900's to the present."


Oct. 13, 2016* - Jim Ferris Trio
The Jim Ferris Trio has been a fixture on the Raleigh jazz scene since 2008, playing throughout the Triangle and reaching #1 on the Raleigh ReverbNation Jazz Charts in 2015 and 2016, receiving outstanding recognition and accolades from jazz lovers of all types and ages. Featuring Jim Ferris - sax/flute, Kurt Melges - keyboards/piano and Mike McPherson - drums they perform a wide selection of standard and contemporary jazz.


Nov. 3, 2016 - Lynn Grissett Quartet
Traditional and modern jazz with original compositions led by trumpet and saxophonist Lynn Grissett. A Wilmington native and graduate of UNC Greensboro Grissett's many musical accomplishments include performing with a diverse range of musicians: Winard Harper, Branford and Delfeayo Marsalis, Nile Rodgers, Prince and Trombone Shorty to name a few. Lynn currently resides in Durham.


Dec. 1, 2016 - Lenore Raphael Trio
Critics, jazz hosts and jazz lovers all agree that she is one of the most SWINGING mainstream pianists today. Influenced by Oscar Peterson, Bud Powell and Bill Evans, she has taken these influences and created her own recognizable sound. Lenore is now the artistic director for two ongoing jazz concerts in New York City and in North Carolina.


*Jan. 12, 2017 - Michael D'Angelo Quartet Featuring Chad Eby and Evan Ringel
A mix of standards and original compositions.


*Feb. 9, 2017 - MW Voices
Jerald Shynett leads a group focused on the voice with several vocalists and an array of musicians


Mar. 2, 2017 - The Batuquê Trio
Blends a myriad of Latin jazz styles, from the folkloric roots of Cuban and Brazilian music to contemporary trends in Afro-Cuban, Brazilian and Caribbean jazz. Jamaal Baptiste - piano, Natalie Boeyink - bass and composer and Andy Smith-drummer and composer. Batuquê refers to Afro-Brazilian polyrhythmic drumming and dance.


Apr. 6, 2017 - Jua
An immediate audience favorite when the jazz series introduced him to Wilmington kicking off the 2014-15 season, vocalist Jua returns to delight with his deep, rich, emotive tone evoking memories of Jon Lucien among others. (*2nd Thursday concert date)