N.C. State and NFL football stars Terrence and Torry Holt host an evening of music at CAM Raleigh on Saturday, featuring the Grammy award-winning saxophonist Mike Phillips. Phillips’ music is romantic and passionate, with an infusion of blues, gospel and hip-hop – and he is the only musician to have recorded and toured with Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and Prince. Known for his youthful exuberance, Phillips jams with and in the crowd.
This special performance benefits the Holt Brothers Foundation, which supports children who have a parent with cancer. Tickets for the 6:30 p.m. event are $125. Get more details at holtbrothersfoundation.com.
- Jazz drummer Donovan Cheatham plays at Durham’s Beyu Caffe on Friday. Tickets for the 8 and 10 p.m. shows are $7. Info: beyucaffe.com.
- On Saturday, Beyu has jazz and soul singer Ti Harmon. Shows at 8 and 10 p.m., tickets $7. Info: beyucaffe.com.
- Also Saturday, catch the Scott Sawyer-Keith Ganz Quartet at Sharp Nine Gallery in Durham. Showtime is 8 p.m. and tickets are $10-$20. Info: durhamjazzworkshop.org.
- The Triangle Traditional Jazz Society Concert Event/Jazz Jam happens on Sunday, featuring drummer Russ Wilson and the Capital Jazz Band. The show starts at 3 p.m. at The Glenwood Club in Raleigh. From 4:30-5:30 p.m., musicians of all ages are invited to learn more about the musical techniques of traditional jazz; they can bring their instruments and be part of a free jazz jam. Info: triangletraditionaljazz.org.