--Pianist Ernest Turner at the Shed Monday night.
--Guitarist Brad Maiani en duo at the Looking Glass Café in Carrboro at 7 (aka the Doug Largent Trio minus Doug).
--The trad jazz Second Line Stompers at C Grace Wednesday night at 9.
--The Mint Julep Jazz Band doings its swing thing at G2B Gastropub in Durham at 8 Friday; the Al Strong Quartet at Cuban Revolution in Durham at 9:30.
--Al migrates to C Grace at 9 Saturday night.
It's worth noting the Sharp Nine lineup for the rest of the month since it's pretty busy (into June too):
--Pianist Ernest Turner previewed his upcoming CD Saturday 5/16 at 8.
--The North Carolina Jazz Rep Orchestra Tuesday 5/19 at 8 for big band yayas.
--Guitarists Scott Sawyer & Keith Ganz unite again Saturday 5/23 at 8.
--Drummer Larry Q. Draughan leads his quartet featuring singer Lois Deloatch Friday 5/29 at 8.
--Drummer Kobie Watkins leads his "grouptet" at 8 on Saturday 5/30, featuring a special guest whom he hasn't revealed yet. It should be worth the wait.
Along with the usual number of gigs at regular venues & extravore guitarist Matthew Stevens at Pinhook that Thursday, the last week in May will be fun.