In addition to the usual local gigs, there are highlights this week:
--The Beyu brings in Kurt Elling's former music director, Laurence Hobgood, & singer Ariane Reinhart tonight for what looks like jazz/cabaret, a unique event for Durham. I bought the last tix for the early show, so call now if you want to see the later show.
--The Start of Cool youth concert is at noon Saturday at the Global Scholars Academy, 311 Dowd Street in Durham. Any youth jazz concert is worth attending; it's our next jazz generation!
--Recently arrived singer Jua appears at Sharp Nine Saturday night at 8, celebrating his CD release. Let's see if we have another local singer worth seeing...
Check our venue listings & the WNCU calendar for more since there's lots going on. E.g., for neo-soul jazz lovers Yolanda Rabun is at the Beyu Saturday night while the La Fiesta salsa band is there the night before. Whatever jazz style you like it's here!