Sunday, September 13: Lagniappe (pictured above), 2:30pmI’ve heard Lagniappe play at a number of events and if this band doesn’t have you on your feet and dancing, no band will! Their music and energy is contagious. Lagniappe (pronounced lan-yap) calls themselves a Cajun New Orleans Jazz Blues Gypsy Band… and they’ll be bringing the flavor of New Orleans to the Taft’s terrace. And be sure to take full advantage of free admission on Sundays and go inside the Taft to see “Enduring Spirit” (click here to read our blog post on that photographic exhibit) as the exhibition will be leaving the Taft after Sept. 20.
Sunday, September 27: Matthew Anklan Jazztet, 2:30pmThe Fall Jazz Series welcomes the sounds of trumpet player Matt Anklan as he leads his ensemble, the Matthew Anklan Jazztet. The group’s style is rooted in the tradition of the Hard Bop era with influences from contemporary musical genres.
Sunday, October 11: William Menefield Trio, 2:30pmFormer 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, you can expect to hear some Harlem Renaissance tunes as well as some Menefield originals. The Fall Jazz Series at the Taft Museum of Art is free. No reservations are required. In addition, the Taft Museum of Art offers free admission on Sundays so you can visit the art museum before or after you enjoy the music on the terrace.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. We were compensated for this post by The Taft Museum of Art.