Thursday: For those interested in the Mint Julep Jazz Band, they're playing for the NC Museum of Art's new exhibit of exotic '30s-40s cars. They also play next Sunday in downtown Chapel Hill's Festival.
Friday: Busy, busy busy:
--The sometimes jazzy progressive guitar duo Parish-Dorji at the Shed 8p
--Charlotte pianist Lovell Bradford--who sold out last time--at Sharp Nine 8p. I'll be there.
--Drummer Brevan Hampden & Latin band Primera (including pianist Eric Hirsh) at C Grace 9p.
--The Al Strong duo at Brasa Brazilian Steak House 6:30. I may have a drink there before Sharp Nine since it's a great place to listen...
--And, the Doubletree Hotel in Raleigh has its first jazz jam this evening.
Saturday: Even busier?
--The UNC student jazz sextet is at the Station in Carrboro at 2p. I plan to be there because they have some fine players in the group.
--Solid guitarist Baron Tymas plays with his quartet of equally fine musicians 8p. I probably will be there, though I'm torn by...
--The extravore pianist Cyrus Chesnut with John Brown at Duke's Baldwin Auditorium 8p.
--Pianist/singer Ariel Pocock at C Grace 9p
--The Shed hosts the Varipop Fest 2p to midnight, including Ernest Turner, D-Town Brass, & Zoocru.
--The Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra (led by Gregg Gelb) hosts extravore guitar legend Larry Coryell at the Temple Theatre.
That enough choices? And, I'll add any other 10/1-2 bookings as October gigs appear on websites.