Jazz at the Bechtler | Justin Ray: A Tribute to Art Blakey Live In Belgium

Jazz at the Bechtler | Justin Ray: A Tribute to Art Blakey Live In Belgium

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
Friday, November 4 at 6 PM and 8:15 PM

With a career that spanned through what is said to be the six best decades of jazz music, American drummer and bandleader Art Blakey was noted for his extraordinary drum solos, which helped define the offshoot of bebop known today as “hard bop” and gave the drums a significant solo. To help pay tribute to the sound of Art Blakey, the Ziad Jazz Quartet will welcome trumpet player Justin Ray to the Jazz at the Bechtler stage. Together, they will cover many of Blakey's most beloved songs.


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. 

About Justin Ray

Justin Ray has performed with Michael Buble’ since 2003 and toured 45 countries, appeared on Grammy-winning recordings, and has performed at some of the most prestigious venues in the world, such as Madison Square Garden, the Sydney Opera House, Radio City Music Hall, and the Hollywood Bowl. He has also made a number of TV appearances, including multiple performances on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and Saturday Night Live. Justin has recorded three records under his own name and leads his own big band, where he resides in Asheville, N.C.