Accomplished pianist Ariel Pocock is an equally convincing singer whose wonderful compositions and arrangements captivate audiences. The 24-year-old has headlined throughout the U.S. and abroad. She released her first album, “Touchstone,” in 2013, earning critical acclaim and a three-week stay on the Jazz Week charts.
Pocock will perform at a release party for her new CD, “Living in the Twilight,” Friday night at Sharp Nine Gallery in Durham. Get more info at durhamjazzworkshop.org.
- On Friday, Epitome Band will play at Durham’s Beyu Caffe. 7 and 9 p.m. $15. Info: beyucaffe.com.
- Juan Alamo and “Marimjazzia” play Sharp Nine Gallery on Satuday. 8 p.m. $10-$20. Info: durhamjazzworkshop.org.
- Also Saturday, catch N’Kogniito at the Beyu. 7 and 9 p.m. $10. Info: beyucaffe.com.
- Zoocru, Jazze Belle and Braxton Cook perform at The Pour House Music Hall in Raleigh on Tuesday. 9 p.m. $8-$10. Info: thepourhousemusichall.com.