Jazz at the Bechtler
THIS CONCERT IS SOLD OUT. For those who have tickets, seating is first come first, served and standing room only is available after all seats are claimed.
Love is in the air February 1 when the Ziad Jazz Quartet and guest vocalist Toni Tupponce jump start Valentine’s Day during Jazz at the Bechtler.
Songs will include Good Morning Heartache, Someone to Watch Over Me, Comes Love and more. Things are bound to get heated as Tupponce, voted “sexiest voice in Charlotte” in 2006 by Charlotte magazine, croons romantic tunes.
Good Morning Heartache was originally recorded by Billie Holiday in 1946, but other greats such as Ella Fitzgerald have also recorded the song. Diana Ross revived it for Lady Sings the Blues (a 1972 biographical film about Holiday) and most recently, singer/songwriter Alicia Keys recorded it. Someone to Watch Over Me has lasted the test of time and is now a jazz standard. The ballad was composed by George Gershwin with lyrics by his brother, Ira, and first appeared in the musical Oh, Kay in 1926.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Seating is first come, first served. Standing room only is available after all seats are claimed. The concert is performed from 6 to 8 p.m. in the museum lobby, with a short intermission between sets at approximately 7 p.m. A cash bar is provided throughout the concert.
This performance is sold out.
Visit the Jazz at the Bechtler page for the dates and themes of upcoming concerts.
Parking is easy at the Levine Center for the Arts garage, located at the Duke Energy Center, 550 South Tryon Street. The visitor entrance is located on West Stonewall Street. Visitor parking is offered on levels P1 and P2. Bring parking tickets to the museum for discount validation.
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Image: Toni Tupponce © Laura Mueller Photography