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Jazz at the Bechtler � Mid-century art meets mid-century music on the first Friday of each month at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. Concerts are performed by the Ziad Jazz Quartet from 6 to 8 p.m. in the museum lobby and feature local and regional jazz artists. Concerts are free for museum members and $12 for non-members. Cash bar. Purchase tickets at bechtler.org, by phone 704-353-9200 or at the visitor services desk.

October 5Families in Jazz. Connecting to the exhibition "Giacometti: Memory and Presence," which includes works by the three Giacometti brothers, the Ziad Jazz Quartet features music by jazz artists who are family members including John and Ravi Coltrane; Jimmy Heath and the Heath Brothers; Percy and Albert; Cannonball and Nat Adderley; and brothers Thad, Hank and Elvin Jones. Songs include "For Minors Only," "Fifth House," "Jive Samba" and "Lady Luck."

November 2 - The Existentialism of Jazz . The Ziad Jazz Quartet pays tribute to the free jazz movement with songs by Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Eric Dolphy and others.

December 7 - Holiday Jazz. Kick off the holiday season at the Bechtler with jazzy renditions of seasonal favorites performed by the Ziad Jazz Quartet, featuring Noel Freidline. The song list includes "The Christmas Song," "Frosty the Snowman," "Winter Wonderland," �"Little Drummer Boy" and the John Coltrane version of "Greensleeves" among other classics.

Friday, October 05, 2012



Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
420 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

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Christopher Lawing

Phone: 704-353-9200
Website: Click to Visit

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