Wednesday, January 31, 2018

AL STRONG IN RALEIGH FEB. 3 IRREGARDLESS  this link should get you to the show calendar for Irregardless Cafe.  They've got Al Strong scheduled this weekend and it looks like more jazz on the way and on a regular basis.  Good Food and Good Jazz Music.  Sounds like a good time.

Saturday, January 27, 2018


ROSE AND JOHN attended their first Sharpe 9 concert on Saturday 1/27/18.  It was a smoker - The AL STRONG QUINTET.  Welcome to a taste of THE DURHAM  JAZZ RESERVOIR.  Hope you guys enjoyed.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

LOTS OF JAZZ - STARTING RIGHT NOW - AL STRONG  This link should get you to the most recent news information and schedule from AL STRONG.

Lots of music going on including  JAM SESSION AT THE DURHAM HOTEL TONIGHT!!!

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

California Dreamin'


I had the privilege of spending time in Hugh Masekela's company quite a few times.  Not only was he a fine musician, but also a great gentleman.  Hugh was once asked by a reporter just before playing at a large summer outdoor concert how it was that he was able to maintain such a consistently high level of performance at these concerts.  He responded that he felt honored that the folks in the audience would come to hear/see him after working hard all day, and that they would arrange for baby sitters, etc.  He felt the audience deserved his best every time.  I  never felt cheated at any of the several Masekela performances I was fortunate enough to attend.  One of the great concerts was at SUNY Purchase, Purchase, NY.  It took place around the time Nelson Mandela was being released from prison in South Africa.  Performers for this concert were Hugh Masekela and Miriam Makeba.  AND PERFORM THEY DID!!!  TWO HOURS AND FORTY-FIVE MINUTES NON=STOP!!!

HUGH MASEKELA, lots of us will miss you a whole lot.

Saturday, January 20, 2018


For the Durham Jazz Reservoir community - per Al Strong -Jazz Jam Session 8-11pm  Durham Hotel
Thursday January 25, 2018.  We've been looking for a session  - musicians, listeners, thoses who are just curious  -  might be a good time to come out, show support and maybe get a regular jam for the Durham jazz scene happening right here in Durham.