Kurt Elling at Duke Friday night & Tierney Sutton at Sharp Nine last night were both marvelous, but Tierney may have been perfect, all her songs working & displaying her incredible soprano voice. She also accurately described Sharp Nine as a small spot where you can hear a pin drop as a performer & where the audience truly appreciates the music. It's the best place in this area to listen. And, last night it was pure listening...
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.