Museum founders Anna and Charles Taft were devoted supporters of music in the community. The Taft Museum of Art continues that tradition with a variety of concerts throughout the year, including the Chamber Music Series, the Fall Jazz Series, and Taft Sessions. Most concerts are free and open to the public. Join us!
Live music! Every Saturday, 1-3 p.m.
Grab a glass of wine and head to our patio and garden to enjoy the sounds of summer. Local musicians provide the perfect background music as you enjoy a leisurely day at the Museum with lunch or a drink from the café and beautiful music and art. Too hot? We’ll move the cool sounds inside. Different acts each week, performing a variety of music and styles.
August 23 – Chuck and Deb Wiggins, digital accordian and vocals
August 30 – The Verbs (Chuck Swanson and Bob Borgmann, guitar)
For more information, call (513) 684-4515.
FREE. Museum admission sold separately.
Hot Music/Cold Treats: Lagniappe
Sunday, August 24, 2:30 p.m.
Continuing the old-fashioned tradition of a neighborhood band concert and ice cream social, the Taft Museum of Art invites you to enjoy a free, late-summer treat under the shade in the garden. Lagniappe (pronounced Lan-yap), means “a little something extra” in Cajun French, and that is what you’ll get in this free concert by Cincinnati’s only Cajun New Orleans Jazz Blues Gypsy Band.
FREE. No reservations taken.
Sponsor: The Wohlgemuth Herschede Foundation
Ice cream generously donated by United Dairy Farmers.
Fall Jazz Series
Join us for the 15th year of fun, free Fall Jazz concerts at the Taft. Fall Jazz concerts will be held outdoors under the tent, weather permitting.
Brent Gallaher Quartet
Sunday, September 14, 2:30 p.m
Brent Gallaher, saxophone, leads a quartet of the local jazz scene’s finest in the first concert of this year’s Fall Jazz Series. Deeply rooted in the style of classic saxophonists like John Coltrane and Joe Henderson, Gallaher adds his own modern approach when heading up his own group or playing with groups like the Masterworks Jazz Orchestra, Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, or the Blue Wisp Big Band.
Mark Lomax Trio
Sunday, September 28, 2:30 p.m.
Featuring drummer Mark Lomax, saxophonist Eddie Bayard, and bassist Dean Hulett, the Mark Lomax Trio visits the Taft right after the September 16 release of their second album, Isis and Osiris. The group will play selections from their new album, along with and a few choice jazz standards by Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, and John Coltrane.
Chris Comer Quartet
Sunday, October 12, 2:30 p.m.
The Chris Comer Quartet is a piano-based jazz ensemble led by pianist, composer and former radio talk show host Chris Comer. This popular group plays a great variety of crowd-pleasing jazz at venues all around the tri-state area.
All concerts are FREE. No reservations taken.
Information: (513) 684-4515