Here are just a few of the venues in central North Carolina. Check out the city-specific venue listings.
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 perform, as the audience is there only for the music and there are few if any distractions.
Sharp 9 is just off Martin Luther King Drive, and easily accessible from I-40 via Highway 55.
The BEYÙ is a good place for coffee but a great place for live jazz music, hosting performers from North Carolina as well as famous jazz musicians from all over. It is easy to find in downtown Durham.
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 performances by area youth jazz ensembles.