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The Al Strong Quartet Lights a Fire at Common 414

The Al Strong Quartet Lights a Fire at Common 414

For those that don’t know, The Art of Cool Project is the premiere source for all things jazz in the Raleigh/Durham area. They sponsor the annual Art of Cool Fest which presents the cream of the crop in jazz talent from near and far to the heart of Durham for a festival unparalleled. We caught up with Al Strong, one of the founders of The Art of Cool Project, as he played with his Al Strong Quartet at Common 414 in Downtown Raleigh. Boom.

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Joe Bruno

Joe Bruno is capturing the burgeoning cultural scene in Raleigh one frame at a time. With a multi-faceted skill set, this New York native brings an unending energy to every project he puts his back into. Joe stacks em’ high with holding down roles as audio engineer, DJ, photographer, editor, director and co-founder.


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