Eric Hirsh is a jazz pianist and composer who uses collaboration to bring out the best in artists so that they might reach and encourage interactive listeners through their performances. Hirsh performs regularly as a member of the jazz/hip hop quartet The Beast and as director of thirteen-piece salsa ensemble Orquesta GarDel. Hirsh leads his quartet on Friday at Sharp Nine Gallery in Durham.
The show is at 8 p.m. and tickets are $10-$15. For more information visit: durhamjazzworkshop.org.
- Al Strong performs Friday at Beyu Caffe in Durham. 8 and 10 p.m. $11 per show. Info: beyucaffe.com.
- Also Friday, Gregg Gelb plays at Raleigh’s C Grace Bar. 9 p.m. $5. Info: cgracebar.com.
- On Saturday, see the N.C. Rhythm Project at Sharp Nine Gallery. 8 p.m. $10-$15. Info: durhamjazzworkshop.org.
- Jo Gore will be at C Grace Bar on Saturday. 9 p.m. $5. Info: cgracebar.com.