Next April, The Art of Cool Project will host the first of what it hopes will become an annual festival of jazz, soul and more in Durham. (See page 22.) In the interim, they've committed to recruiting, building and educating a fan base that hasn't always been surrounded by such sounds in the Triangle. This so-called Zombie Jazz Apocalypse, then, is intended not only as a thank-you gig for those who have pledged to their festival Kickstarter campaign but also as an eye opener for cross-genre collaboration. Local indie rock mainstays (including Joe Hall of Hammer No More the Fingers) will link with accomplished soloists and composers such as pianist Eric Hirsh and trumpeter Al Strong, twisting through and away from charts in a dark, stormy recruitment session.