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Fusion Collective South Jazz Trio at The Oxford Gastropub!

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FCS Trio Performing at The Oxford Gastropub in Raleigh, NC ~ January 30, 2011

My wife and I took advantage of the beautiful weather this past weekend and made a trip to Downtown Raleigh on Sunday.  While there, we decided to pop into The Oxford Gastropub on Fayetteville Street to have a cocktail and enjoy the smooth Jazz sounds of the Fusion Collective South Trio.  They perform each Sunday during brunch at The Oxford from around 11am-3pm.   The FCS Trio features Michael Pelz-Sherman on keys, Charles Barchuck on drums, and Sean Geist on Upright Bass.  Check out the video below for a sample of their performance on Sunday. 

Sean Geist also performs with Route 66, a trio consisting of two bassists and a drummer.  Route 66 will be performing at Electric Beanz Coffee Bar in Raleigh on Friday 2/18 from 7-9pm.   For details about other upcoming gigs visit the FCS Facebook Fanpage.

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The Broad Street Cafe in Durham ~ Great Music and People!

Last night my wife and I made a visit to the Broad Street Café in Durham. Its website describes the café as a “full-service restaurant, bar and entertainment venue”. In many ways the café feels like community anchor as its customer base seems like a great mix of people of all ages. The crowd regularly includes people from older couples, college aged students, to families with young children. We have been to the café before and were really looking forward to grabbing some drinks and catching some live music. They serve many local beers on tap including Raleigh’s own Big Boss brews as well as Durham’s local Triangle Brewery beers. My personal favorite is the Triangle Winter White (a traditional Belgian Wheat Beer). They have a full menu of salads and sandwiches and they specialize in wood fired pizzas that come from a brick oven you can view from the bar.

Broad Street typically has music performances 5 nights a week ranging in styles from bluegrass to Jazz. They have a nice size stage for the performers and seating is spread out enough that you have your choice of being closer to the stage or in the back of the restaurant where you can more easily have a conversation. A regular on Sundays, and performing on the night of our visit was the Aaron Mills Project. A jazz/funk trio group featuring keyboard, drums and Aaron Mills on the electric Bass. Listening to their funky jazz jams was great. Later in the evening they welcome other musicians from the audience to join them onstage to jam so bring your instrument along if you go on a Sunday!

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