Cape Fear Jazz Society
The Cape Fear Jazz Society owes its origins to a combination of inspiration, passion, frustration and ambition. Dr. Robert Johnson and Mr. Richard Schmetterer were frustrated by the lack of quality jazz events in the Cape Fear region that forced them to drive to Raleigh or other cities hours away. Wilmington should have great jazz concerts as well, they thought. Knowing others equally as frustrated, they felt there had to be enough support in the Cape Fear region to merit an organized interest in jazz.