Jazz at the Bechtler

Jazz at the Bechtler



The Ziad Jazz Quartet plays tribute to Freddie Hubbard during the August 1 Jazz at the Bechtler concerts. Song selections will include Red Clay, Birdlike and Crisis.

In the pantheon of jazz trumpeters, Hubbard (1938-2008) stands out as one of the boldest and most inventive artists of the bop, hard-bop and post-bop eras. Although influenced by titans such as Miles Davis and Clifford Brown, Hubbard ultimately forged his own unique sound – a careful balance of bravado and subtlety that fueled more than 50 solo recordings and countless collaborations with some of the most prominent jazz artists of his era. Down Beat magazine described him as “the most powerful and prolific trumpeter in jazz.”

Hear Hubbard play Open Sesame here. One of Hubbard's last recorded interviews was with NPR. Listen here.


Concerts are performed at 6 and 8:15 p.m. Each concert is performed without an intermission in the museum lobby.

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.

Food and Drink

Snacks are provided before and during the concert. The cash bar offers beer, wine and select liquor.


Tickets for each concert are sold separately. Tickets are $8 for museum members and $14 for non-members. Buy tickets (Tickets may also be purchased by phone 704.353.9200 or at the admission desk.)


Concertgoers receive discounted parking in the Levine Center for the Arts garage. Bring ticket in for validation.

More Information

Visit the Jazz at the Bechtler webpage for the 2014-2015 season lineup. 

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Image: Freddie Hubbard

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