Jazz at the Bechtler: Tribute to Jazz Piano Legends

Jazz at the Bechtler: Tribute to Jazz Piano Legends

LOCATION: BECHTLER MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1 AT 6 AND 8:15 PM

Jazz pianists come in many types, and in an ensemble setting, their signature styles — bluesy swing, moody modal shades, percussive comping — often determine the group’s personality. This month, special guest pianist Lovell Bradford joins the Ziad Jazz Quartet, featuring saxophonist Ziad Rabie; drummer Kobie Watkins; and bass player Ron Brendle; to explore the styles of some of the great jazz pianists. Tribute songs such as “Audrey” by Bud Powell, “Monk’s Mood” by Thelonious Monk, “Passion Dance” by McCoy Tyner, “To Wisdom The Prize” by Larry Willis, will be performed, plus many more!  

Get to know Lovell Bradford

Pianist Lovell Bradford, an adjunct professor at Davidson College, has played on several top gospel and jazz recordings. Originally from Gary, Indiana, Bradford had many of his first musical influences in church, where his grandmother played every Sunday. He studied at Central State University and eventually began playing in the jazz scene in Columbus, Ohio before moving to Charlotte. Bradford has performed with artists such as Pharez Whitted, Slide Hampton, Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Wes “Warmdaddy” Anderson, Ronnie Burrage, and many others. 

PERFORMANCE

Concerts are performed at 6 and 8:15 p.m. Each concert is 75 minutes with no intermission. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for the 6 p.m. concert and 7:45 p.m. for the 8:15 p.m. concert. General seating is first come, first served. Light bites and a full bar are available for purchase. 

General Admission Tickets

Tickets are $20 for the public and $16 for museum members. Buy tickets online, over the phone at 704.353.9209 or at the admission desk. All ticket holders who purchase in advance of the concert are guaranteed a seat.

JAZZ AFFINITY GROUP MEMBER TICKETS

Season tickets to Jazz at the Bechtler are available via the Bechtler’s Jazz Affinity Group.  The group is currently full but to be added to the waitlist, or for more information, contact mat.duncan@bechtler.org. Current Jazz Affinity Group members may RSVP digitally in advance of the upcoming concert using the link below. To RSVP, click below and follow the registration instructions on the following page. 


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