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April 2013

April 1, 2013

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April 2013

April 3: Peter Lamb & The Wolves @Humble Pie, 317 South Harrington St., Raleigh. 8:30pm-11:00pm. Free to public.

April 3: Art of Cool Secret Jazz Jam Session. Location to be announced. 6:00pm-8:00pm. More intro here.

April 4: Al Strong Trio @C Grace, 407 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. 9:00 pm-12:00am. Free to public.

April 5: Al Strong Quintet @Beyu Caffe, 335 W Main St., Durham. 9:00pm-12:00am. $10 cover. Call (919) 683-1058 to make a table reservation.

April 6: Al Strong Trio @Rock and Shop Market at the Durham Armory. Market is from 11:00am-7:00pm. We hit the stage at 2:30pm.

April 12: Al Strong Duo @Solas, 419 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. 6:30pm-10:00pm. Free to public.

April 17: Peter Lamb & The Wolves @Humble Pie, 317 South Harrington St., Raleigh. 8:30pm-11:00pm. Free to public.

April 18: Al Strong Trio @C Grace, 407 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. 9:00 pm-12:00am. Free to public.

April 27: Al Strong Trio @C Grace, 407 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. 9:00 pm-12:00am. Free to public.

March Newsletter 2013

March 3, 2013

Photo Credit: Frank Myers of Sweet Life Studios

March 2013

March 2: Peter Lamb & The Wolves @G2B Gastropub, 3211 Shannon Road #106, Durham. 8:00pm-10:00pm.
March 2: Duo with Ryan Hanselar @Whiskey, 347 W Main St., Durham. 10:00pm-1:00am. Free to public.
March 6: Peter Lamb & The Wolves @Humble Pie, 317 South Harrington St., Raleigh. 8:30pm-11:00pm. Free to public.

March 7: Al Strong Trio @C Grace, 407 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. 9:00 pm-12:00am. Free to public.

March 8: Al Strong Duo @Brasa’s Brazilian Steakhouse, 551 Brier Creek Parkway, Raleigh. 6:00pm-10:00pm. Free to the public.

March 10: Jazz Jam Session for Art of Cool Project @Durham Central Park for the Food Truck Rodeo. 12:30pm-4:30pm. Free to the public.

March 16: Al Strong Trio @C Grace, 407 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. 9:00 pm-12:00am. Free to public.

March 20: Peter Lamb & The Wolves @Humble Pie, 317 South Harrington St., Raleigh. 8:30pm-11:00pm. Free to public.

March 21: Al Strong Trio @C Grace, 407 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. 9:00 pm-12:00am. Free to public.

March 22: Al Strong Duo @Solas, 419 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. 6:30pm-10:00pm. Free to public.
March 30: Al Strong Trio @C Grace, 407 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. 9:00 pm-12:00am. Free to public.

February 2013 Dates

February 10, 2013

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Photo Credit: Frank Myers of Sweet Life Studios

Jazz is for lovers, at least in February it is!

I’ve been in the studio lately recording with some amazing musicians. It’s exciting to see all this talent in the area. I’ve been in the studio with The Beast+Big Band and Kobie Watkins. The jazz scene is alive and thriving. I am glad to be a part of this incredible movement. In February I will continue to record with Peter Lamb & The Wolves and Kim Arrington.

This month there are many opportunities to catch a performance. On Valentine’s Day I’ll be playing at C Grace, the sexiest place to hear live jazz in the Triangle. Here is the full schedule for February.

February 2013

February 7: Peter Lamb & The Wolves @Humble Pie, 317 South Harrington St., Raleigh. 8:30pm-11:00pm. Free to public.

February 8: Al Strong Duo @Solas, 419 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. 6:30pm-10:00pm. Free to public.

February 9: Al Strong Trio @C Grace, 407 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. 9:00 pm-1:00am. Free to public.

February 14: Al Strong Trio @C Grace, 407 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. 9:00 pm-1:00am. Free to public.

February 20: Peter Lamb & The Wolves @Humble Pie, 317 South Harrington St., Raleigh. 8:30pm-11:00pm. Free to public.

February 23: Orquesta Gardel @Kings Barcade, 14 West Martin St., Raleigh. Doors open at 8:00pm. Show starts at 9:00pm. $10 advance and $12 day of. Tickets available here.

February 28: Al Strong Trio @C Grace, 407 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. 9:00 pm-1:00am. Free to public.

Al

January 2013 Dates

January 3, 2013


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Photo Credit: Maritza Campbell of {Maritza} Photography

Happy New Year!

Wow! The final day of 2012 was a great example of how vibrant our jazz scene is in the Triangle. There were multiple jazz roots concerts and events on New Year’s Eve in Durham, Raleigh, and Chapel Hill. Each one I’ve heard was packed. My quintet played New Year’s Jazzin’ Eve at The Cotton Room and then I jetted over to Casbah to play with Peter Lamb and the Wolves. A great and busy way to ring in the new year. So what’s next?

This month I’ll be almost exclusively at C Grace, the sexiest place to hear live jazz in the Triangle. Here is the full schedule for January.

January 3: Al Strong Trio @C Grace, 407 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. 9:00 pm-1:00am. Free to public.

January 4: Performing with the North Carolina Central University Jazz Ensemble at The Jazz Education  Network Conference (JEN)

January 12: Al Strong Trio @C Grace, 407 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. 9:00 pm-1:00am. Free to public.

January 21: Performing with Peter Lamb and The Wolves at the North Carolina Democratic Party’s Inaugural Ball in Arlington, Virginia.

January 26: Al Strong Trio @C Grace, 407 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. 9:00 pm-1:00am. Free to public.

January 31: Al Strong Trio @C Grace, 407 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. 9:00 pm-1:00am. Free to public.

 

December Dates

December 4, 2012

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Photo Credit: {Maritza} Photography

December 6: Al Strong Trio @C Grace, 407 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. 9:00 pm-1:00am. Free to public.

December 7: Al Strong Duo with Mark Wells @Brasa Brazilian Steakhouse, 8551 Brier Creek Parkway, Raleigh. 6:30pm-10:30pm. Free to public.

December 7: Playing with The Shakedown @Tir Na Nog,218 South Blount Street, Raleigh. Minimal cover charge.

December 9: Playing in the orchestra for Cinderella @Raleigh Little Theatre, 301 Pogue Street, Raleigh. 5:00pm. Tickets available here.

December 14: Al Strong Duo with Stephen Anderson @Brasa Brazilian Steakhouse, 8551 Brier Creek Parkway, Raleigh. 6:30pm-10:30pm. Free to public.

December 15: Al Strong Trio @C Grace, 407 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. 9:00 pm-1:00am. Free to public.

December 20: Al Strong Trio @C Grace, 407 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. 9:00 pm-1:00am. Free to public.

December 21: Playing with Yolanda Rabun as she opens for the Isley Brothers @DPAC, 123 Vivian Street, Durham. 8:00pm. Tickets available here.

December 22: Playing with Brevan Hampden Trio @Alivia’s, 900 West Main Street, Durham. 7:30pm-10:00pm.

December 29: Al Strong Trio @C Grace, 407 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. 9:00 pm-1:00am. Free to public.

December 31: Al Strong Quintet @The Cotton Room, 807 East Main Street, Room 350, Durham. Tickets available here.

November Dates

November 4, 2012

Photo Credit: Sweet Life Studios

November 1: Al Strong Trio @C Grace, 407 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. 9:00 pm-1:00am. Free to public.

November 9: Al Strong Quintet @Beyu Caffe. 335 West Main Street, Durham. 9:00pm-12:00am. $10 advance. $13 door. More info here: http://beyucaffe.com/event/al-strong-quintet-3/

November 10: Al Strong Trio @C Grace, 407 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. 9:00 pm-1:00am. Free to public.

November 15: Al Strong Trio @C Grace, 407 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. 9:00 pm-1:00am. Free to public.

November 24: Al Strong Trio @C Grace, 407 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. 9:00 pm-1:00am. Free to public.

October is gonna be fun!

October 5, 2012


Photo Credit: { Maritza } Photography

Hello, jazz lovers!

School has started back and last month was certainly a busy time. This month is just as busy and promises some new events. I will be playing Zydeco this weekend, my nonprofit is hosting focus groups in our quest for a Durham live music festival, and I am playing at the next Food Truck Rodeo at Durham Central Park. October is going to be a lot of fun. I hope you can come out and support. Here is the full schedule for September.

October 2012

October 4: Peter Lamb & The Wolves @Waverly Place at the corner of Tryon and Kildaire Farm Roads in Cary, NC. 6:30pm-8:30pm. Free to public

October 6: The Al Strong Project with Mavis “Swan” Poole (vocals), Jeremy “Bean” Clemmons (drumset), and Lance Scott (bass) @Zydeco, 208 Wolfe Street, Raleigh. 10pm-1:30am. There is a cover charge. Call 919-834-7987 or visit zydecodowntown.com for more information.

October 7: Special Guest Artist at the Second Annual Jazz Trio Competition, B.N. Duke Auditorium, NCCU Campus. 3pm. $15 general admission. Click here for more info.

October 13: Al Strong Trio @C Grace, 407 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. 9:00 pm-1:00am. Free to public.

October 15: My nonprofit, The Art of Cool Project, is hosting a focus group to discuss a live music festival for Durham at American Tobacco Underground in the classroom. We will discuss date/format/footprint. This focus group will be from 7pm-8pm and we will extend until 8:30pm if we need more time. This is co-moderated by Greg Lowenhagen (Hopscotch) and Marc Lee (Blues Festival). RSVP to attend here.

October 22: My nonprofit, The Art of Cool Project, is hosting a focus group to discuss a live music festival for Durham at American Tobacco Underground in the classroom. We will discuss venues/ticketing. This focus group will be from 7pm-8pm and we will extend until 8:30pm if we need more time. This is co-moderated by Mike Webster (Motorco Music Hall) and Lauran Peoples (The Cotton Room). RSVP to attend here.

October 27: Al Strong Trio @C Grace, 407 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. 9:00 pm-1:00am. Free to public.

October 28: The Art of Cool Project Food Truck Rodeo Jam Session in Durham Central Park. The Food Truck Rodeo is from 12:30pm-4:30pm. Click here for more info.

October 29: My nonprofit, The Art of Cool Project, is hosting a focus group to discuss a live music festival for Durham at American Tobacco Underground in the classroom. We will discuss musical programming. This focus group will be from 7pm-8pm and we will extend until 8:30pm if we need more time. This is co-moderated by Aaron Greenwald (Duke Performances). RSVP to attend here.

Thanks for your continued support!
Al

The ASQ Experience

September 24, 2012

I recently shot a series of promo videos at C Grace, 407 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. Check it out.

My next gigs at C Grace are:

October 13th from 9pm-1am

October 18th from 9pm-12am

October 27th from 9pm-1am

All are free to the public. Hope to see you there.

For bookings email me at alstrongmusic@gmail.com.

Jazz This Month: September 2012

September 18, 2012

 

Photo Credit: Frank Myers of Sweet Life Studios

Hello, jazz lovers!
Last month was super hot and fun all at the same time. This month promises much more. Some September highlights include Bopscotch (A Hopscotch Inspired Day Party), playing with Escort (openers for The Roots at Hopscotch), guest appearing with Yolanda Rabun, and my return to Beyu Caffe. I also encourage you to check out my regular hits at C Grace on select Thursdays and Saturdays. C Grace is the sexiest place to hear live jazz in the Triangle. Here is the full schedule for September.

September 2012

September 5: Peter Lamb and the Wolves @Humble Pie, 317 South Harrington Road, Raleigh. 8:30pm. Free to public.

September 6:  Al Strong Trio @C Grace, 407 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. 8:30pm-11:30pm. Free to public.

September 7: Al Strong Quintet plays Bopscotch @Flanders, 302 South West Street, Raleigh. Bopscotch is a jazz-inspired Hopscotch Day Party hosted by The Art of Cool Project. This is an open jam session event with special guests Yahzarah and Dasan Ahanu. Chico Scott with DJ. 12pm-3pm. Free to public. Click here to let Art of Cool know you are coming.
September 8: Playing with Escort at Raleigh City Plaza at 6:55pm. Tickets for Hopscotch available here.
September 13: musicSPARK kickoff with Lance Scott Trio & Peter Lamb and the Wolves hosted by The Art of Cool Project @Flanders Gallery, 302 South West Street, Raleigh. 6pm-8pm. Free to public. Click here to let Art of Cool know you are coming.
September 15: Al Strong Trio @C Grace, 407 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. 9:00 pm-1:00am. Free to public.

September 19: Peter Lamb and the Wolves @Humble Pie, 317 South Harrington Road, Raleigh. 8:30pm. Free to public.

September 20: Al Strong Quintet @Waverly Place at the corner of Tryon and Kildaire Farm Roads in Cary, NC. 6:30pm-8:30pm. Free to public

September 20: Al Strong Trio @C Grace, 407 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. 9:00 pm-1:00am. Free to public.

September 28: Special guest appearance with Yolanda Rabun @Beyu Caffe, 335 West Main Street, Durham. 9:00pm-12:00am. Click here fore more info.

September 29: Al Strong Quintet @Beyu Caffe, 335 West main Street, Durham. 9:00pm-12:00am. Click here for more info. $10 advance and $13 at the door.

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