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, Tunes at the Taft, and the Fall Jazz Series. ALL concerts are free and open to the public. Join us!
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New Series!
Tunes at the Taft
Enjoy the sweet sounds of summer with Tunes at the Taft—a new contemporary music series featuring the city’s best talent. Each concert features a different musical genre. Join us under the tent, rain or shine, for an afternoon of music, friends, and fun. Complimentary sweet treats will be provided by Graeter’s.

FREE. Cash bar. No reservations required.

Saturday, August 19, 2 p.m. | The Hiders
The summer series ends on a high note with the rootsy rock of The Hiders.

Museum and special exhibition admission sold separately.

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Fall Jazz Series

The Taft’s 18th annual Fall Jazz Series returns with an all-star lineup. Enjoy an afternoon of cool rhythms and tunes under the Taft’s tent!

FREE. No reservations required. Admission to Museum and special exhibition sold separately. Cash bar.

 

Sunday, September 10, 2:30 p.m. | The Mandy Gaines Quartet with Steve Schmidt, Don Aren, and Teddy Wilburn
Spend the afternoon with acclaimed vocalist Mandy Gaines. Known for her soulful vocals and improvisational gifts, Gaines has been singing professionally since 1988 with dozens of jazz’s biggest names, including Wynton Marsalis and Randy Brecker. Her fresh interpretations of jazz, soul, and pop classics have delighted audiences around the globe and are guaranteed to make you smile.

Sunday, September 24, 2:30 p.m. | Marc Fields Quartet
2017 Cincinnati Jazz Hall of Fame inductee Marc Fields will bring his quartet to the Taft for an afternoon mix of original music and well-known classics. His performances are always memorable because his energy betrays his obvious love of the music. The Marc Fields Quartet features Dan Karlsberg, Jim Anderson, and Art Gore.

Sunday, October 1, 2:30 p.m. | Fall Jazz: Rob Allgeyer Trio featuring saxophonist Ron Jones
Hear pianist Rob Allgeyer tickle the ivories with a special trio featuring saxophonist Ron Jones, one of the preeminent saxophonists in the Midwest. Allgeyer comes from a long line of professional musicians, and for over twenty years has performed extensively as both a sideman and leader of his own ensembles.

 

Sponsor: The Wohlgemuth Herschede Foundation in loving memory of Holly Ann Herschede