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Notes on Eric Hirsh Quartet, January 6

This past Friday evening I had the great pleasure of seeing jazz composer and pianist Eric Hirsh and his quartet perform live at the Sharp Nine Gallery in Durham. The quartet featured Aaron Hill on alto and tenor saxophones, Eric Hirsh on piano, Pet…

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Sharp 9 Gallery

Sharp 9 Gallery is a venue in Durham.  It is part of the Durham Jazz Workshop, a non-profit which was formed to educate aspiring jazz musicians and to provide a venue for live jazz performances.  Sharp 9 is a fantastic place to see area musicians pe…

Irregardless Cafe

Irregardless is a restaurant in the vicinity of downtown Raleigh with live music almost daily.  Many professional jazz musicians in the area have performed at the restaurant.  Additionally, Irregardless has been very generous with fundraising perfor…

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Locavore Jazz

Peter Burke's blog has a near-weekly run-down of upcoming events in the area along with his commentary on past and future shows.

Saxophonist Chad Eby

In this interview Greensboro-based saxophonist, composer, arranger, and educator Chad Eby talks about finding quintessential jazz albums in Iowa hog farm houses, being a small fish in a big pond, playing gigs that hurt his soul, creating a local music scene, getting inspiration from children’s books, and more!