EVENTS

EVENTS

Aug
18
Sat
The Queen of Bourbon Street: Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen @ The Bullpen
Aug 18 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen is a North Carolina native, but her heart is in New Orleans. After years performing as the “Blues Queen of Bourbon Street,” she’s back in North Carolina, bringing the NOLA blues to downtown Durham!
*Admission is FREE!

*As always, free live music on Friday and Saturday nights at the Bullpen is brought to you by the Music Maker Relief Foundation, and a portion of your tab goes to support their mission of sustaining American roots music traditions.

Aug
25
Sat
Kate McGarry & Lois Deloatch Gomes: Songs of Family and Home @ Sharp Nine Gallery/Durham Jazz Workshop
Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm

Kate McGarry and Lois Deloatch Gomes are Durham vocalists who hail from different parts of the country but share numerous common bonds. Both the McGarry and Deloatch families had ten children whose lives were touched and deeply influenced by music. Please join Lois and Kate as they come together for a very special performance, “Songs of Family and Home,” with Keith Ganz (guitar), Paul Creel (bass) and Kobie Watkins (drums).

Sets at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

Oct
19
Fri
Duke University Jazz & Djembe Ensembles with Carol Sloane, jazz vocalist @ Baldwin Auditorium, Duke University
Oct 19 @ 8:00 pm

Jazz singer Carol Sloane has recorded numerous albums as leader, beginning with 1962’s “Out of the Blue,” released by Columbia Records. Sloane had many hit albums with Columbia before signing with Concord Records. Born in Providence, Rhone Island, she began singing professionally at age 14. Her big break came when she was invited to join Les and Larry Elgart’s orchestra. Her performance at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1961 led to the beginning of a successful career as a club singer. She made her New York debut opening for Oscar Peterson at the Village Vanguard, as well as opening for comedians such as Woody Allen and Phyllis Diller in such places as Mr. Kelly’s in Chicago and San Francisco’s “hungry i.” Sloan has worked with artists such as Kenny Burrell, Art Farmer, Clark Terry, and Phil Woods, among others, and has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and at Jazz At Lincoln Center in New York City. John Brown directs the Duke Jazz Ensemble. The Duke Djembe and Afro Cuban Ensembles are directed by Bradley Simmons.

Dec
15
Sat
CONTEMPORARY VIOLINISTS DANIEL D. AND ERIC STANLEY LIVE IN CONCERT @ Carolina Theatre
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm

Daniel D. is a 3 Time 1st Place Apollo Theater Winner, and studied at NYC’s Julliard School of Music. Eric Stanley received the YouTube Silver Play Button surpassing 153,000 subscribers and 21 million total upload views. He made his national television debut on ESPN First Take and provided the theme song on violin.

Daniel D’s and Eric Stanley’s unique showmanship styles cross all genres of music, leading to their growing international multicultural fan base. Both are humble, self-motivated artists, committed to being true to their calling to inspire the hearts of all people to find their passion.