Local jazz combo Gradual Lean — currently comprised of guitarist Lee Barbour (also of caravan The Illuminati Outro and Cary Ann Heart’s band), drummer Quentin Baxter (a music professor at the CofC and an in-demand session and touring time-keeper), and double-bassist Kevin Hamilton (also a busy rhythm section man on the scene) — have been gigging around the cafés, clubs, and campuses of the Lowcountry since forming in 1999. Fans have been able to catch Gradual Lean at weekly Tuesday evening gigs at FIG (at 232 Meeting St., 805-5900) and other downtown spots.
[image-1]As announced this week (thanks Jeff Allen!), the Tuesday night gigs come to an end for now. This weekend, FIG management confirmed the restaurant will discontinue any live music for the rest of the summer and probably the rest of the year. Gradual Lean perform their final show there on Tues. June 12 and will likely land another weekly gig in a new spot soon.
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