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!


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Grab your friends and head to the Taft on select Saturdays from 1—3 p.m. for a FREE summer concert under the tent!

August 27: Tonic Root

This event is FREE!
Admission to Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times sold seperately. Tickets available at 


Fall Jazz Series

The Taft’s 17th annual Fall Jazz Series returns with an all-star lineup of musicians. Grab a drink from the cash bar and settle in for an afternoon of cool rhythms and tunes.

fall-jazz-graphicSunday, September 4, 2:30–4 p.m.

Let the Taft take you to South America with Latin jazz by Brasilia. The band includes pianist Phil DeGreg, trumpeter Kim Pensyl, vibraphonist Rusty Burge, bassist Aaron Jacobs, percussionist Juan Megna, and drummer John Taylor.

Sunday, September 11, 2:30–4 p.m.
Mark Lomax Trio

Mark Lomax returns to the Taft with bassist Dean Hulett and tenor saxophonist Eddie Bayard.  The trio’s unique style will be a treat to all who love contemporary jazz.

Sunday, October 9, 2:30–4 p.m.
Carla Cook, Duncanson Artist-in-Residence 2016, and the Mike Wade Quartet

The final concert of the jazz series will feature jazz vocalist and Duncanson Artist-in-Residence Carla Cook. A Detroit native, Carla puts no limits or labels on her jazz which she performs with a powerful voice and inventive style.

FREE. No reservations needed for this program. This program does not include admission to the special exhibition; tickets to the exhibition must be reserved separately. Cash bar. For more information call: (513) 684-4516


The Wohlgemuth Herschede Foundation in loving memory of Holly Ann Herschede

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