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Durham Jazz Workshop / Sharp 9 Gallery

  • 4608-L Industry Lane
  • Durham, NC 27713
  • Primary: (919) 486-5299

The Durham Jazz Workshop (DJW) is a non-for-profit, 501(c)3 organization which provides the Jazz community of the Triangle with educational programs, performances, and special events. The DJW runs classes throughout the year for music students interested in exploring the art of improvisation.

Group classes available. Courses run in 6-week cycles. Click here for course schedule.


Performances for the DJW are in the on-site Sharp 9 Gallery.

The Durham Jazz Workshop can also assemble bands for special events, both on and off-site.

  • Business Hours: The Sharp 9 Gallery is open during concert evenings: 7:30-10:30pm, most Fridays/Saturdays.
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Durham Jazz Workshop / Sharp 9 Gallery Meeting Facility
  • # of Rooms: 1
  • Total Sqft.: 1,500
  • Theatre Capacity: 50
  • Classroom Capacity: 50
  • Reception Capacity: 50
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Sharp 9 Gallery

North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra (NCJRO)

The most celebrated big band in the Carolina's performs in the intimate setting of the Sharp 9 Gallery

Baron Tymas Quartet

Guitarist, Baron Tymas and his Quartet perform at the Sharp 9.

NC Rhythm Project

4 percussionists improvising grooves using traditional and international instruments=Great Time !!

History of Jazz Piano w/ Ernest Turner

Pianist Ernest Turner gives a presentation on Modern Jazz Pianists

Ariel Pocock/James Suter Trio w/Keith Ganz

Pianist/Vocalist, Ariel Pocock and Bassist, James Suter perform with special guest, Keith Ganz

Iris Orning's IO-5

Bassist & composer Iris Ornig is one of the most original female voices on today's New York jazz scene. She performs with her Quintet featuring Brandon Lee (trumpet), Dave Finucane (sax) J…

Ernest Turner and Stephen Riley

Pianist Ernest Turner and saxophonist Stephen Riley perform at the Sharp 9. They will also hold an improvisation workshop from 6-7:30pm which is open to all instrumentalist.

North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra (NCJRO)

The most esteemed big band in the Carolina's continues its monthly residency at the Sharp 9.

Ocie Davis Trio

Charlotte drummer, Ocie Davis brings his trio to the Sharp 9. Ocie is an internationally recognized musician, educator, and composer who has performed with some of the most influential figures in …

NC Jazz Continuum Project plays the music of Thelonious Monk

The NC Jazz Continuum Project is led by drummer Larry "Q" Draughn and features the music of NC Jazz Artists. Next up: Thelonious Monk. Joining "Q" will by Ernest Turner, piano; …

Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau
212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
Toll Free: (800) 446-8604