As a longtime Triangle resident, I strongly recommend you check out the Sharp Nine Gallery in Durham, which is not far from Raleigh (really the whole Raleigh/Cary/Durham/Chapel Hill area is like one very connected area). Tenor saxophonist Dave Finucane has run the Durham Jazz Workshop at the #9 for over a decade and has concerts several nights a week. In the last couple of months I've seen great local groups perform, as well as 2 concerts and a masterclass with George Garzone, and a great show with the Larry Goldings/Peter Bernstein/Bill Stewart trio.
If you're here next week, the wonderful tenor sax/piano duo of Stephen Riley and Ernest Turner are playing Friday 17 March.
Check out the concert section on their website here:
Durham Jazz Workshop up coming concerts and classes announcements.