Music

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

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Saturday Sounds

Back by popular demand! Our summer music series continues this fall with live music every Saturday afternoon from 1-3. Local musicians present a variety of musical styles, outside on the terrace when the weather if fine, inside near the cafe when Mother Nature is not so agreeable. Spend an enjoyable afternoon with great art, music, and food at the Taft!

September 6 – Rick Arnest plays flute and recorder

September 13 – Daniel Van Vechten, guitar and vocals

September 20 – Full Moon Ranch, americana/folk/bluegrass

September 27 – Desafinado, guitar and flute contemporary classics

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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

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