1. Eric Hirsh got an early Christmas present! His Kickstarter has been funded--thanks to all who helped!--& his quartet goes into the recording studio 1/6/18. Before you know it we'll have a CD in our hands or an online download link. Yeah!
2. The Station goes on winter hiatus: The 2p Saturday jazz will start again around March 1 according to the bartender. I'm a bit concerned because stopping can be easier than starting. Sorta like the check's in the mail. We'll see....
Next two weeks: OK, it's time for Christmas/Hannukah, Kwanza, New Years, the Philippine Lantern Festival, Junkanoo, Boxing Day, & Pablo Casals birthday--i.e., distractions from jazz. But, that does not mean there's no jazz in the next two weeks...
Monday 12/18: Danny Grewen & Robert Griffin having fun at Imbibe 7p; dancing to the Triangle Jazz Orchestra at the Pittsboro Roadhouse.
Tuesday 12/19: Give Eric Hirsh a high five as he plays on the Durham Hotel roof 6p; the Jazzbeau quartet at 2nd Wind 7p.
Thursday 12/21: Al Strong at C Grace 9p.
Friday 12/22: Decatur Street Beat at Durham's Saladelia 7p; Ariel Pocock at the Empress Room 9:30p.
Saturday 12/23: the Zen Poets Duo at Irregardless 6p; Butcher Brown plays serious fusion at the Beyu 7 & 9p.
Thusday 12/28: Pianist Mark Wells at C Grace 9p.
Friday 12/29: NCCU grad saxophonist Lionel Lyles visits the Beyu (from Baltimore) 7 & 9p; Tix Tuxedo hits C Grace 9p.
Saturday 12/29: Lotsa choices in Raleigh, with Noah Powell singing at Irregardless 9p; Al Strong at C Grace 9p; & Angela Bingham at the Empress Room 9p. Pays yer money & makes yer choices.
No excuses, now. What else is there to do after presents are opened or friends & family greeted or stale bowl games watched ad nauseum? Go hear some music!