Jazz at the Bechtler | A Night of Original Music by Ziad

Jazz at the Bechtler | A Night of Original Music by Ziad

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
Friday, January 6 at 6 PM and 8:15 PM

Throughout its inception since 2010, Jazz at the Bechtler, led by Ziad Rabie and anchored by the Ziad Jazz Quartet, has put the spotlight on mid-century jazz showcasing local, regional, and top-ranked national musicians performing arrangements by legendary jazz artists. For the first time ever, Jazz at the Bechtler will kick-off the 2023 New Year with “A Night of Original Music by Ziad.” 

This special concert places the spotlight on Ziad, acclaimed saxophonist and artistic director of Jazz at the Bechtler, as he performs seven of his own original compositions. On stage joining Ziad Rabie (saxophone) for a night of original music will be Kobie Watkins (drums), Lovell Bradford (piano), Ron Brendle (bass), and Al Strong (trumpet).  


Concerts are performed at 6 and 8:15 PM. Each concert is 75 minutes with no intermission. Doors open at 5:30 PM for the 6 PM concert and 7:45 PM for the 8:15 PM concert. Enjoy light bites and a cash bar. 

General Admission Tickets

Both shows are sold out! 


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. 

Get to know Ziad Rabie

Through performances and recordings, Ziad has made quite a niche for himself as one of the truly outstanding saxophonists in the United States. Ziad has recorded four original albums, written over 250 original compositions, and his distinctive saxophone sound has been recorded on over 20 albums of various jazz, rock and gospel artists. He has recorded with national artists including "The Godfather of Soul" James Brown, Gospel Music Hall of Fame recording artist John P. Kee, chart-topping gospel recording artist Donald Lawrence and the Tri-City Singers, Giant Warner recording artists Company, the Impressions and many more. Ziad has also performed live with (or opened for) Herbie Hancock, Dizzy Gillespie, Dave Brubeck, The Crusaders, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Roberta Flack, Edwin McCain, and Russell Malone to name a few.