Voodoo Tiki Bar and Lounge, located at 15 Magnolia Road in West Ashley, kicks off an Autumn Jazz Nights series on Tues. Nov. 2 with a set from the skillful local combo the Gradual Lean.

“I feel that Voodoo is a place that just screams to have cool, funky jazz in there,” says Jennifer Kulick, co-owner and managing partner of the venue. “We have the lounge side with the lights down low, and all the red walls, and everything kinda funky.”

Comprised of electric guitarist Lee Barbour, bassist Kevin Hamilton, trumpeter Charlton Singleton, and drummer Quentin Baxter, the Gradual Lean are capable of cool and funky instrumental improv and interpretation. They often pepper their jazzy gumbo with Latin flavor and bits of bebop and prog-rock. Admission is $3.

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