Jazz at the Bechtler | An Evening with Chris Brubeck

Jazz at the Bechtler | An Evening with Chris Brubeck

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
Friday, April 7 at 6 PM and 8:15 PM

Grammy-nominated composer Chris Brubeck joins the Ziad Jazz Quartet for an evening of unforgettable music with an innovative performer and composer who is clearly tuned into the pulse of contemporary music. 

About Chris Brubeck

Chris Brubeck continues to distinguish himself as a multi-faceted performer and creative force. An award-winning writer, he is tuned into the pulse of contemporary music. The respected music critic for The Chicago Tribune, John von Rhein, calls Chris: “a composer with a real flair for lyrical melody--a 21st Century Lenny Bernstein.” Chris has created an impressive body of symphonic work while maintaining a demanding touring and recording schedule with his two groups: the Brubeck Brothers Quartet (with brother Dan on drums) and Triple Play, an acoustic trio featuring Chris on piano, bass, and trombone along with guitarist Joel Brown and harmonica player extraordinaire Peter Madcat Ruth. Additionally, Chris performs as a soloist playing his trombone concertos with orchestras and has served as Artist in Residence with orchestras and colleges in America, coaching, lecturing, and performing with students and faculty. Once a year, he tours England with the group Brubecks Play Brubeck along with brothers Darius (on piano) and Dan, as well as British saxophonist Dave O’Higgins. Chris had been a long-standing member of the Dave Brubeck Quartet, writing arrangements and touring and recording with his father’s group for over 20 years. Dave and Chris co-wrote the orchestral piece “Ansel Adams: America,” which has received dozens of performances and in 2013 was a Grammy finalist for Best Instrumental Composition.


The 6 PM and 8:15 PM concerts are SOLD OUT!

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.

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.