http://web.nccu.edu/jazzfestival/ is now live! Go to it to see the best NCCU Jazz Festival lineup I've seen. And, remember, it's not just the extravore jazz artists coming in, it's the NCCU jazz ensemble, the vocal jazz ensemble, & individual student performers...
All you gotta do is check out his website: http://www.jdallentenorsaxophonist.com/live/. His tune "Naked" starts when you open the site, & you'll hear a solid, Coltranesque sound, which is consistent with what I've heard on WNCU. What you hear is what you get; what you decide depends on what you want. He's worth hearing...
Got so wrapped up in the "This Week" post I forgot about Sunday choices which will test my driving skills & energy resources since I'm only free after 2:30pm:
1. Gregg Gelb hosts the first Triangle Trad Jazz Society get-together at the Glenwood Club in Raleigh at 3:30. For those that don't know "trad jazz" is original New Orleans jazz that got the unmerited name "Dixieland". This even should be great fun.
2. At the other end of the historical spectrum, the hip-hop jazz group the Beast appears at the 5:30p free "From Dusk To Durham" event on the roof of the boutique Durham Hotel. I'm as curious about the roof as I am about the music.
3. Then the UNC Faculty jazz ensemble plays at the West End Wine Bar in Chapel Hill at 7:30, concluding the weekend's musical Festival On The Hill. Wine & jazz, mmm....
Yeah, I know, more choices!
Peter Burke has liked jazz since he was in high school. Having lived & worked in exotic places with & without local jazz scenes, he has also led a Guide To Local Jazz class in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Duke.