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Sharp 9 Gallery

4.9

4608 Industry Ln
Durham, NC 27713
Phone: (919) 908-0035
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Photo of Reid MacHarg Reid MacHarg
Nov 24, 2023 5

Such a cool, unpretentious, inviting place to listen to jazz. It’s a nonprofit off the beaten path. There’s no minimum food/beverage charge. Instead, there’s a small bar in the back run by volunteers. It makes great music accessible—truly a gem, and I can’t wait to come back.

Photo of Jun Lee Jun Lee
Nov 17, 2023 5

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!

Photo of LarryDraughnMusic LarryDraughnMusic
Sep 13, 2023 5

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.

Photo of Olga Vysotskaya Olga Vysotskaya
Aug 31, 2023 5

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!

Photo of Brent Lambert Brent Lambert
Aug 22, 2023 5

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!

Photo of P W P W
Aug 20, 2023 5

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🍷 #sharpninegallery ****************************************** 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🥁🔥 #beastmode Great evening close-out🍷

Photo of Dr. Michael Krasnov Dr. Michael Krasnov
May 25, 2023 5

Great jazz venue. People are here to listen to the music. Good acoustics. Intimate setting.