Ellis Marsalis, Marcus Anderson lead benefit at NCCU
On Sunday, NCCU Jazz Studies presents “Keep The Vision Alive,” a jazz benefit concert featuring Ellis Marsalis and Marcus Anderson at The Carolina Theatre in downtown Durham. Also appearing are the NCCU Jazz Ensemble and NCCU Vocal Jazz Ensemble. The Jazz Studies Program at North Carolina Central University offers study leading to the bachelor of music and master of music in Jazz Studies. Alums of the program include artists Gregory Porter, Houston Person, Kim Burrell, Joey Calderazzo, Branford Marsalis, the late Prince and others. Tickets are $52-$127. For more information, visit carolinatheatre.org.
- The Duke Jazz and Djembe ensembles perform with Wayne Bergeron on trumpet, Friday at Baldwin Auditorium on Duke campus. 8 p.m. $10 (students free). Info: music.duke.edu.
- Kaira Ba And The Beast Present: A Party For Blackspace on Friday at Motorco Music Hall in Durham. 9 p.m. $10-$12. Info: motorcomusic.com.
- Also Friday, Atticus Reynolds plays Durham’s Beyu Caffe. 8 and 10 p.m. $10. beyucaffe.com.
- Saturday, the Beyu has James ‘Saxsmo’ Gates. 8 and 10 p.m. $15. beyucaffe.com.