For example, I check the Jazznearyou Raleigh website & see that the Unvined Wine Bar in Cary has a bunch of jazz musicians & singers lined up this month. So I put it on the Locavore Jazz venue list. Then I read a Mama Jazz forwarded email to find out the Niche Wine Lounge has a jazz groups playing this Friday, already knowing they book the Martin Eagle/Peter Innocenti piano-bass duo occasionally. Checking the Lounge website I see many unfamiliar names (for me), so I'm waiting to find out more about how "jazzy" it is before listing it as a venue.
However, given that Holly Spring hasn't been known as a jazz hub, I'm happy that some jazz is being played there & seems to be migrating south from the Triangle via Cary & Apex.
Oh, & then there's the Straw Valley Café, noted below. Brian Horton now has a regular gig there, at the small complex between 15-501 & New Hope Commons Shopping Center. Since he says it's a good venue, I will check it out.
Then there's the problem of who to see when on weekends. To illustrate, I'll work backwards from next Saturday's gigs:
Saturday 5/10: Brian Horton at the Straw Valley Café in Durham 8pm; pianist Eric Hirsh (more on him below) & quartet at the Beyu 8 & 10pm; guitarists Scott Sawyer & Keith Ganz at the Durham Jazz Workshop/Sharp Nine Gallery 8pm; & Al Strong at C Grace 9pm.
See what I mean about choices! However, I plan to catch Eric Hirsh, who, after keeping busy with the Beast & the Orquestra Gardel & other passions, will finally get to play some of his own compositions. With all due respects to other players, this "debut" is worth seeing. Nevertheless I will go to at least one other performance that night since I can't help myself.
Other that the above, I recommend you check this week's Beyu & C Grace listings for their full schedules of fine music.
Is that enough for you?