Jazz at the Bechtler: Post Holiday Blues

Jazz at the Bechtler: Post Holiday Blues



There's no reason to stop celebrating after the ball drops on New Year's Eve! A night at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art makes for a perfect post-holiday date night or a way to entertain family members still in town after the dust and tinsel settle. 

Join us for Post-Holiday Blues and start the New Year on the right note with the Ziad Jazz Quartet, featuring Ziad Rabie (saxophone), Noel Freidline (piano), Kevin Beardsley (bass), and special guests drummer Kobie Watkins (drums), and Andre Ferreri (guitar).

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.


The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art has made the decision to require proof of vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test (taken no more than three days prior to the program date) for staff, artists, vendors, and attendees. Note: Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test is not required for general admission to the museum.

Overview of COVID Policy Update:

  • Proof of vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test (taken no more than 3 days prior to program date) for staff, guests artists, vendors, and attendees.
  • Ticket holders will be asked in advance to provide their documentation upon check-in at these programs.
  • If guests do not have a vaccination card or negative test results at the time of check-in, they will be asked to return with proofs for future programming.
  • Due to the county health mandate, masks will still be required indoors, even with vaccination or proof of negative test.
  • Masks may be removed to eat or drink and should be placed back on the face when finished.
  • This requirement does not apply to daily museum visitation or private rental events/clien


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

Both the 6 PM and 8:15 PM concerts have reached capacity. 


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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