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Jazz This Month: June 2nd-June 30th

June 2, 2012

Photo Credit: Cathy Foreman of Reflections by Cathy Foreman

Hello, jazz lovers!

Last month was great! Where to start??? I traveled to NYC a few times to play with Soul Understated. Al Strong Quintet (ASQ) played the Hob Nob jazz series in Cary at Booth Amphitheater. I played with Yolanda Rabun in Raleigh at Artsplosure and at the Atlanta Jazz Festival (AJF). That experience was “So Real”. At AJF I hit a few sessions featuring some pretty bad cats: Robert Glasper, Russell Gunn, Ben Williams, and Lionel Lueke to name a few.

This month I am very excited about playing with The Beast+Big Band, Orquesta Gardel, Mint Julep Jazz Band and Primera Jazz. Of course I have my trio at C Grace this month as well which always a great hang. Whatever you get into this month, be sure to add a few of my gigs to your jazz calendar. Here are my upcoming gig dates and details. Please come out and support.

June 2012

2:  Al Strong Trio @C Grace, 407 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. 9:00pm-12:00am. Free to public.

6: Playing with The Beast+Big Band on The Lawn at Duke Gardens. 7:00pm. $12 general public. Click here for more info.

8: Playing with Orquesta Gardel at Casbah, 1007 Main Street, Durham. 8:00pm doors. 9:00pm show. $12 tickets. Click here for more info.

15: Playing with Primera Jazz featuring Brevan Hampden at LabourLove Gallery, 807 East Main Street, Durham. 9pm doors. 9:30pm show. $12 advance tickets. $15 at door. Click here to purchase tickets.

16: Mint Julep Jazz Band @ Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro Street, Carrboro. $8 members/students. $12 general.

21: Al Strong Trio @C Grace, 407 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. 8:30pm-11:30pm. Free to public.

In the News

“He’s just kind of a Durham mainstay as far as being a trumpet player of our generation.” (quote by Eric Hirsh, writer Jordan Lawrence – Independent Weekly). Click here to read the full article previewing The Beast+Big Band performance on Wednesday, June 6th.

“…renowned trumpeter Al Strong, adjunct professor at the North Carolina Central University Jazz Studies program, star of the Durham jazz scene…” (writer Marc Antunes – Click here to read the full article about The Art of Cool Project’s Call for Talent for Season 2.

Thanks for your continued support!

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