Mid-century art meets mid-century music on the first Friday of each month at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. Jazz concerts are performed by the Ziad Jazz Quartet. The quartet features Ziad Rabie, artistic director and saxophone; Noel Freidline, keyboards; Ron Brendle, bass; and Rick Dior (or Al Sergel), drums. Concerts may also feature guest musicians and vocalists. Concertgoers may choose from one of two shows: 6 to 7:30 p.m. or 8:15 to 9:45 p.m. Each concert is performed without an intermission. Tickets are $14 for the public and $8 for museum members. Purchase tickets online or by phone.
Don Alder plays acoustic fingerstyle guitar with a passion that has quickly earned him a reputation as Vancouver’s “best kept little secret”. His unique style of playing incorporates fingerpicking with simultaneous percussion on the soundboard to create a wall of sound. He is often referred to as sounding like a four piece band. Lyrical and compelling, his original songs are notes of exploration – some passionate and haunting, some hard-driven, others light and teasing. In quiet pieces or pushing right to the edge, Don’s phenomenal fingerstyle playing and rich voice captivate. At the door: $15 adults, $10 students and seniors (cash or personal check only). Event includes wine and cheese reception.http://www.welcomestpat.org/solas-leighis-concerts/
Jazz Workshop and Improv hosted by John M Shaughnessy II. Bring your axe and play some music, sing (PA provided), bring your jazz and improvised music charts and have them performed by some of Charlotte's best jazz musicians. FREE
As part of Charlotte’s Jazz Arts Initiative’s Jazz Room series it's a special "Piano Night!" Many of the region's top pianists will be performing the very best in jazz piano. As with every Jazz Room performance, there are two shows at 6:00PM and 8:15PM. Limited tickets can be purchased at www.carolinatix.org or by calling 704-372-1000. Cost is $12 in advance / $15 at the door (if available). $12 in advance / $15 at the door (if available)http://www.thejazzarts.org
In 1995 after years in various ensembles and a successful stint as a Nashville songwriter, Mike packed up his guitars and his fishing gear and moved from Nashville, Tennessee to a little mountain town in northwest Wyoming. From bottleneck blues to vintage jazz, Mike draws inspiration from deep in the musical bag of American roots guitar. His understated mastery of all things six-stringed, coupled with an engaging voice, a self-deprecating wit and an arsenal of elegant guitar interpretations has firmly secured his place among the musical masters of his generation. At the door: $15 adults, $10 students and seniors (cash or personal check only). Event includes wine & cheese reception.http://www.welcomestpat.org/solas-leighis-concerts/