Mid-century art meets mid-century music on the first Friday of each month at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. Jazz concerts are performed by the Ziad Jazz Quartet.

The quartet features Ziad Rabie, artistic director and saxophone; Noel Freidline, keyboards; Ron Brendle, bass; and Rick Dior (or Al Sergel), drums. Concerts may also feature guest musicians and vocalists.

Concertgoers may choose from one of two shows: 6 to 7:30 p.m. or 8:15 to 9:45 p.m. Each concert is performed without an intermission.

Read more about Ziad Rabie here. Learn more about Jazz at the Bechtler in this video:

Starting August 2, 2013 the Bechtler will offer two full concerts at each Jazz at the Bechtler event. Concertgoers may now choose from one of two shows: 6 to 7:30 p.m. or 8:15 to 9:30 p.m. Each concert will be performed by the Ziad Jazz Quartet without an intermission. - See more at: http://www.bechtler.org/Learn/Events/details/jazz-at-the-bechtler-33#sthash.VgeX1dN9.dpuf

2015-2016 Season

July 3 and 4 - Guest Vocalist Maria Howell

August 7 - Coltrane Revisited

September 4 - Miles 1956: Cookin', Relaxin', Workin', Steamin'

October 2 - Tribute to Nat King Cole

November 6 - The Best of Cannonball Adderley

December 4 - Jingle Bell Jazz

January 8 - Post-Holiday Blues: Many Shades of Blue - SOLD OUT

February 5 - Jazz for Lovers

March 4 - Brazil at the Bechtler

April 1 - Tribute to Milt Jackson and Modern Jazz Quartet

May 6 - Smoking Saxophones

June 3 - Piano Legends II Buy Tickets

Performance

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for the 6 p.m. show and at 7:45 for the 8:15 show. Seating is first come, first served. Standing room only is available after all seats are claimed. Each concert is performed without an intermission in the museum lobby. 

Drink

A cash-only bar is open before and during the concert.  

Tickets

Tickets are $14 for the public and $8 for museum members. Purchase tickets online by using the links next to each concert listing above. Tickets may be purchased online, by phone at 704.353.9200 or at the admission desk. In the event the concert is nearly sold out, a limited number of additional tickets are available by calling the admission desk only. No walk up sales on the night of the show.

Parking

Museum visitors receive discounted parking in the Levine Center for the Arts garage. Ask for discount ticket at the front desk.

Select Media Coverage

Charlotte Viewpoint: Maria Howell Sings Classics Her Way at the Bechtler

Charlotte Observer: Bechtler Celebrates Five Years with All-star Jazz Concert at Neighboring Knight

Qcitymetro: Ziad Rabie Talks About Jazz at the Bechtler and the Music He Loves

WTVI PBS Charlotte: Jazz at the Bechtler (video)

Creative Loafing: Best Jazz Club

Go Carolinas.com: Jazz Takes Center Stage at the Bechtler Every First Friday

Jazz takes center stage at the Bechtler every first Friday - See more at: http://www.gocarolinas.com/news/entertainment/jazz-takes-center-stage-bechtler-every-first-frida/nZrKg/#sthash.k8RG5iAj.dpuf
Jazz takes center stage at the Bechtler every first Friday - See more at: http://www.gocarolinas.com/news/entertainment/jazz-takes-center-stage-bechtler-every-first-frida/nZrKg/#sthash.k8RG5iAj.dpuf

Creative Loafing: Jazz at the Bechtler Will Blow Your Top

Qcitymetro.com: Even More Jazz at the Bechtler

Charlotte Observer: Q & A with Ziad Rabie

Charlotte Magazine selects the Bechtler as "Best Jazz Club" in its 2012 Best of the Best issue.

CVNC concert review of July 6, 2012 concert

WBTV News 3 goes On the Road with Jazz at the Bechtler (video)

CVNC concert review

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation arts blog: A Sublime Moment of Quintessential Cool 


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