Jazz at the Bechtler
CONCERT IS SOLD OUT.
The Ziad Jazz Quartet celebrates some of the most original and innovative tunes in the jazz repertoire from one of America’s finest composers and bandleaders -- Duke Ellington.
Nicknamed “Duke” by his friends for his dapper attire, casual manner and noble-like composure, Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington carried the smooth moves of his youth into his career. Working as a bandleader, composer and recording artist for more than 50 years, Ellington was known for combining musical genres such as minstrel, ragtime, blues and classical. He remains one of the greatest American musicians of the 20th century for daring to push boundaries and change melodies and song constructions in ways that had not been done before. Ellington composed more than 3,000 songs, which earned him 13 Grammy Awards, and played more than 20,000 performances around the world.
Songs including Take the “A” Train, Satin Doll, In a Mellow Tone, It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing), Prelude to a Kiss and Sophisticated Lady will be performed by Ziad Rabie (saxophone), Noel Freidline (piano), Ron Brendle (acoustic bass), Brian Sullivan (drums) and Tyrone Jefferson (trombone).
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:
Charcuterie plate/prosciutto, serrano ham, walnut fig jam and roasted tomato
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.
THIS CONCERT IS SOLD OUT.
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
Image: Duke Ellington
- Monday10am - 5pm
- Wednesday10am - 5pm
- Thursday10am - 5pm
- Friday10am - 5pm
- Saturday10am - 5pm
- Sunday12pm - 5pm
Get directions and parking information.
Stay up to date with the latest Bechtler happenings by subscribing to our emails.