Art and jazz seem to go hand in hand. So it makes perfect sense that The Harvey B. Gantt Center, in conjunction with Hidden Beach Records and Jazz Diva Entertainment, has teamed up for Jazz at the Gantt, a new monthly music series. Saxophonist Mike Phillips will kick off the series, performing smooth grooves from his latest CD, M.P.3. $15-$25. 6 p.m. The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, 551 S. Tryon St. 704-547-3700. www.ganttcenter.org.