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

We are kicking off the New Year with a brand new Jazz at the Bechtler performance featuring 'A night of Original Music by Ziad.' 

Ziad Rabie is an acclaimed saxophonist and the Artistic Director of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art's Jazz at the Bechtler series, featuring The Ziad Jazz Quartet. Jazz at the Bechtler concerts have sold out since the series' inception in May of 2010. 

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 two hundred and fifty 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 recoding 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. Click here to read more.

During January's Jazz at the Bechtler: A Night of Original Music by Ziad, approximately seven songs out of the two hundred and fifty original compositions will be chosen for an evening that will sure to be remembered. On stage joining Ziad Rabie (saxophone) will be Kobie Watkins (drums), Lovell Bradford (piano), and Ron Brendle (bass).  


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

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.