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Article Published: Mar. 1, 2012 | Modified: Mar. 8, 2012
Vertigo Jazz Project at Murphy’s

Asheville’s Vertigo Jazz Project will perform Saturday, March 3, at Murphy’s in downtown Boone.

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Vertigo Jazz Project, Asheville’s own jazz power trio, is performing live at Murphy’s Restaurant & Bar in Boone Saturday, March 3.

The show, which starts at 10 p.m., is in support of the group’s newly released studio album, “This is Rock?”

According to the band, “(The album) is an effort to breathe some life into the somewhat stale perception many music fans have of the jazz world, and also to poke a little fun at the often touchy subject of music ‘genres’ and the importance placed on them.”

Vertigo Jazz Project’s live shows are said to do the same. Instead of fighting it, the band decided to embrace the bombardment of everyday influences and create original jazz music for modern audiences.

“And, yes, taking jazz back to its foundation – the dance floor,” the band’s spokesperson said. “Thus is music to move to. Throw out your inhibitions and come have fun watching some musicians play the (heck) out of their instruments. But, if that’s not your thing, that’s OK. You’ll enjoy listening, as well.”

After all, as Thelonius Monk said, “Where’s jazz going? I don’t know. Maybe it’s going to hell. You can’t make anything go anywhere. It just happens.”

Vertigo Jazz Project plays Murphy’s, located at 747 W. King St. in downtown Boone, Saturday, March 3, at 9 p.m. Cover is to be determined. Only those 21 and older will be admitted.

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