Jazz at the Bechtler

Jazz at the Bechtler



Note: This concert is close to a sellout. Online and phone ticket sales are now closed. A limited amount of tickets will be available for purchase at the door the day of the show until those are sold.  

All the merriment of the season is over and it's back to the same old routine. Blah. It's hard not to get the blues so why fight it? Come out to hear the Ziad Jazz Quartet perform Bags & Trane by Milt Jackson, Walk Tall by Cannonball Adderley, Lady’s Blues by Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are by Thelonious Monk and Better Git It In Your Soul by Charles Mingus.

Vibraphonist Milt Jackson was a member of the Modern Jazz Quartet for 40 years and was one of the premier improvisers in jazz with a fondness for playing the blues. He recorded with Dizzy Gillespie's orchestra on A Night in Tunisia, Anthropology and other classics. Known as an expressive player, Jackson worked with many renowned jazz artists. The song Bags & Trane, from the 1959 album of the same name, was Jackson and John Coltrane’s only joint studio recording.

Multi-instrumentalist Rahsaan Roland Kirk was a creative artist, not only known for his eccentricities on stage, but his unique style of drawing on several musical genres including ragtime, swing and Dixieland. He often performed on more than one instrument at a time and often appeared on stage with three horns hanging around his neck. Kirk was the leader of the Vibration Society and recorded with several musicians throughout his career.


Jazz at the Bechtler is performed from 6 to 8 p.m. in the museum lobby. Tickets are free for members and $12 for non-members. Because this concert is close to a sell out, tickets may be purchased at the door only. A cash bar is provided during the concert.


Parking is available at the Levine Center for the Arts garage, located below 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.


Visit the Jazz at the Bechtler page for the dates and themes of upcoming concerts.

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