Monday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m., $15
The Fruit, Durham
Brian Horton Jazz Residency
Tuesdays, 9-11:30, free
On a recent Monday night, I was running a little late to The Fruit, where a line was snaking out of the door for that night’s edition of the semi-weekly Local Jazz series. I joined the queue to catch some of Durham’s best homegrown jazz talent: On this night, it was pianist Ernest Turner and his recently reconfigured trio, with bassist Kevin Beardsley and drummer Jeremy “Bean” Clemons.
Inside, the half-full Fruit felt like a concert hall masquerading as a jazz club. Risers with rows of chairs attempted to blend in with the walls while a smattering of round candlelit tables surrounded the stage. The first folks in line snatched those up right away. I grabbed a…