Jazz at the Bechtler: Latin Jazz

Jazz at the Bechtler: Latin Jazz

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
Friday, June 2 at 6 PM and 8:15 PM

June's Jazz at the Bechtler performance Latin Jazz, also called Afro-Cuban jazz, is based on a style of music that blends rhythms and percussion instruments of Cuba and the Spanish Caribbean with jazz and its fusion of European and African musical elements. 

To do the rhythms of this music justice, the Ziad Jazz Quartet brings a talented rhythm section to the Bechtler stage. Long-time Jazz at the Bechtler fans will be familiar with Jim Brock, who brings an extensive kit of percussion instruments with him to the stage. In addition, bassist Nelson Rios and pianist Phillip Howe will be sure to add rich, exciting bass and peppery piano tones on top of the luscious drumbeats from Rick Dior. New to the stage this year, fans can enjoy the trumpet of young Charlotte phenom, Ariel Mejia who will join saxophone performer Ziad Rabie. 


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.