Sharp 9 is a performance hall devoted to live jazz music. They serve wine and beer but no food. They feature high level talent regularly and are not pretentious but love the enjoyment and promotion of jazz. Check it out!
Sep 13, 2023
The volunteers make sure you are accommodated. The owners are incredible people and the music is always a great experience!!.
You never know who may show up as the last surprise guest was Branford Marsalis.
Aug 31, 2023
What can I say: Sharp 9 is a rare gem that we are unbelievably fortunate to have in Durham.
It is an authentic jazz club and jazz music hub that is intimate, welcoming, friendly and full of vibrant jazz music every week. It gives local and touring jazz musicians home for their classical jazz and more creative jazz explorations.
It is truly a pleasure to attend Sharp 9 as a member of an audience: intimate seating at small tables each thoughtfully decorated with a small candle for ambience; a good view of musicians from any seat; great selection of soft bevareges, beer and wine and (!) fantastic music (!).
It is also a great music laboratory and mentoring environment for rising jazz musicians and youth through its music school program. Sharp 9 offers big band, combos and lessons and does it in supportive and very warm and welcoming manner, where youth feels inspired, nurtured and mentored. Combos for adults are superb too, giving an outlet to established or jazz-curious musicians. My family has now tried them all.
I am so glad that we discovered Sharp 9 in our own neighborhood corner, after being surprisingly unaware of this fantastic jazz joint for some years. I am now an unapologetic fan!
You have to check this place out, if you are interested in jazz music. You will not regret it!
Aug 22, 2023
A great intimate local jazz venue that is truly all about the music. This is a listening room, not a bar with music. If you are a lover of jazz, this is your place!
Aug 20, 2023
This is THEE Premier authentic str8 ahead, mainstream & traditional jazz hidden Gem of Durham!
So unassuming yet tasteful. Nothing fancy nor does it need to be, save the fluff, this place is a MUST for true jazz enthusiasts like myself.
I will always come here when I'm visiting town🍷
UPDATE 8/19/2023 the return:
This place is SUCH the hidden Gem for superb Jazz in NC🙌🏾🎵👌🏾👌🏾🍷
My 3rd visit & I'll always come here & support grass roots artist, duo's, trio's, quartets, quintets & more..
No cell ph pics or vids while artists perform is actually a plus👍🏾 of the Gallery.
Tonite Thrio was the band & they are SUPERB!
They play with passion & intensity 🙌🏾
Donovan Cheatham on drums tho🥁🔥
Great evening close-out🍷
Dr. Michael Krasnov
May 25, 2023
Great jazz venue. People are here to listen to the music. Good acoustics. Intimate setting.
May 1, 2023
This is a gem for seeing jazz locally. A nonprofit, you could drive by this location and have no idea how great it is inside. This is a small, intimate venue where you can listen and be close to the performers.
Mar 30, 2023
Hidden Gem for great music near RTP, listen to great music and get transported to another place for a couple of hours.
Dec 15, 2022
Looking forward to a attending! It is the jazz spot you see on the movies. The attendees are focused to the music and just taking in the moment.