Jazz at the Bechtler
Andreas Bechtler, who donated a portion of his family's art collection to the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, is a fan of jazz music and a musician in his own right. As a teenager Andreas listened to such albums as Frankie Carle Plays Cole Porter, Rafael Mendez and his Orchestra, RCA Victor Presents Eartha Kitt and Page Cavanaugh Plays for the Cocktail Hour among others. The Ziad Jazz Quartet reviewed these original albums and created a playlist based on the songs to which Andreas listened.
Noel Freidline (vocals/piano), Rick Dior (drums), Ron Brendle (acoustic bass) and Ziad Rabie (saxophone) will perform selections including Star Eyes, Relaxin’ At Camarillo, Honeysuckle Rose, September Song, Birth of the Blues and Nature Boy.
The March/April issue of Where Charlotte magazine calls the Jazz at the Bechtler series "one of Charlotte's most popular music events."
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.
NEW FOOD AND DRINK
A limited appetizer menu from e2 emeril’s eatery is now available:
Cheese plate - $7
Charcuterie plate/prosciutto, serrano ham, walnut fig jam and roasted tomato - $8
Hummus with peppers and grilled flatbread - $6
In addition to beer and wine, select liquor is now available at the cash bar.
Jazz at the Bechtler attendees who visit e2 emeril's eatery before or after the concert can take advantage of an exclusive "3 for $30"three-course pre fixe menu. Ask server for details.
Tickets are free for members (reservations required) and $12 for non-members. Purchase and reserve tickets online, by phone 704.353.9200 or at the visitor services desk. Museum members must reserve tickets prior to the concert or risk not being able to attend.
Parking is located at the Levine Center for the Arts garage 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.
Hospitality sponsorship of Jazz at the Bechtler is provided by
- Monday10am - 5pm
- Wednesday10am - 5pm
- Thursday10am - 5pm
- Friday10am - 5pm
- Saturday10am - 5pm
- Sunday12pm - 5pm
Get directions and parking information.
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