Songs: Sea Breeze (by Bearden); Take The A Train (by Duke Ellington). This concert performed Sunday, September 4, 2011, 3 p.m. reveals a relatively little known aspect of Romare Bearden’s talents. Generally acknowledged as a leading American oil painter and collage artist, he’s less known as a composer of jazz music—at least 20 pieces. Five of them were performed at the Mint Museum Uptown in Charlotte, part of the Romare Bearden Centennial celebration of his birthday from September 2nd through January 8th 2012.