Jazz at the Bechtler: Post Holiday Blues

Jazz at the Bechtler: Post Holiday Blues



One of the best cures for the post-holiday blues is always the Ziad Jazz Quartet and Jazz at the Bechtler! This month, the Ziad Jazz Quartet will perform their annual post-holiday blues concert highlighting songs that reflect the “many shades of blues” in jazz.  

Get to know Kobie Watkins and Andre Ferreri

Drummer Kobie Watkins has toured or recorded with Sonny Rollins, Kurt Elling, Curtis Fuller, Arturo Sandoval, George Coleman, Ira Sullivan, and Sonny Fortune.

Guitarist Andre Ferreri’s signature style combines the sound and energy of rock with improvisational jazz. He's performed with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra in concert with Deana Martin and Jennifer Holliday. He has been a session player on albums for Maurice Williams, General Johnson, and Brook Benton, among other well-known artists. Ferreri is a member of the instrumental jazz band The Brubakers and writes and produces music for movies, television, and radio.

Andre Ferreri has chosen to return to his passion for trad jazz, bebop and swing and has graced us with a spirited and soulful, multi-mood driven album with his “Quintetto” whose title Numero Uno is quickly climbing the jazz charts. Ferreri’s longtime associates that form the core “Quintetto” include tenor saxophonist Ziad Rabie, who helps bring out the intensity of the emotions throughout the project, acoustic bassist Anna Stadlman and pianists Mark Stallings, Phillip Howe and Sean Higgins. Ferreri also worked for the first time with Kobie Watkins, a well-traveled world class drummer who has skinned for everyone from Kurt Elling and Arturo Sandoval to Sonny Rollins. Click here to learn more


Concerts are performed at 6 and 8:15 p.m. Each concert is 75 minutes with no intermission. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for the 6 p.m. concert and 7:45 p.m. for the 8:15 p.m. concert. General seating is first come, first served. Light bites and a full bar are available for purchase. 

General Admission Tickets

Tickets are $20 for the public and $16 for museum members. Buy tickets online, over the phone at 704.353.9209 or at the admission desk. All ticket holders who purchase in advance of the concert are guaranteed a seat.


Season tickets to Jazz at the Bechtler are available via the Bechtler’s Jazz Affinity Group.  The group is currently full but to be added to the waitlist, or for more information, contact mat.duncan@bechtler.org. Current Jazz Affinity Group members may RSVP digitally in advance of the upcoming concert using the link below. To RSVP, click below and follow the registration instructions on the following page. 

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