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 Saturday Sounds. ALL concerts are free and open to the public. Join us!


Saturday Sounds

Every Saturday, 12-2 p.m.

1931-395Grab lunch or a glass of wine and head to our terrace to enjoy the sounds of summer. Local musicians provide a wide variety of background music for your leisurely day at the Museum, featuring refreshments from the Café, beautiful music, and art. Classical, contemporary, folk, and blues are just some of the musical styles you will find and enjoy—each week is different.

FREE. Museum admission sold separately. No reservations required.

August 29 – Richard Arnest


 Fall Jazz Series

The 16th annual Fall Jazz Series returns with a lineup of local musicians performing under the tent on the terrace.

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Sunday, September 13, 2:30 p.m.
Cincinnati‘s only Cajun New Orleans Jazz Blues Gypsy Band returns to the tent at the Taft to kick off this year’s Fall Jazz Series. Lagniappe (pronounced lan-yap) means “a little something extra” in Cajun French, and that is exactly what you get from this six-piece ensemble. We dare you to try to sit still when they play!

Sunday, September 27, 2:30 p.m.
Matthew Anklan Jazztet
Trumpet player Matt Anklan leads this ensemble rooted in the tradition of the Hard Bop era, but with influences from contemporary musical genres.

Sunday, October 11, 2:30 p.m.
William Menefield Trio
Former Duncanson Artist-in-Residence William Menefield returns to the Taft Fall Jazz Series with his piano-based trio. In honor of the opening of the exhibition Heroism in Paint: A Master Series by Jacob Lawrence, expect to hear some Harlem Renaissance tunes as well as some Menefield originals.

FREE. No reservations taken

Sponsor: The Wohlgemuth Herschede Foundatio


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