On Thursday there's a choice: young trumpeter Lynn Grissett at the Beyu at 7p, or pianist Stephen Anderson at C Grace at 9. Hmm, you could even fit in both! For those of you leaning to Raleigh, if Stephen's playing the same tunes he played with bassist Jason Foureman & drummer Dan Davis at Sharp Nine last Friday night, go see them play. The music review I put next on this blog will detail why.
And, on Friday those who like funk jazz can walk between two gigs in Durham if they want to: Stanley Baird at the Beyu at 8 & Al Strong & the Zoocru at Cuban Revolution at 9 Musician Time.
I still haven't decided about Zen Poets at Sharp Nine Saturday at 8. Scott Sawyer thinks enough of the group that he's joining them, which is probably reason enough to go.
Now, since unnamed venues & musicians don't get their monthly schedules up until the first of the month or later, I'll add any late-breaking gigs when I see them. Plus, there's a rumor the Brasa Steakhouse is going to an all-Latin music schedule. When I find out what that means, I pass the info on.