TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
CLUB SEATING: $29.00
BABY GRAND MEMBERS: $23.20
TICKET SALE DATES
CLUB SEATING / BABY GRAND MEMBERS Public Onsale: March 19, 2021 11:31 AM to May 12, 2021 7:00 PM
Craft cocktails and small plates begin at 6:00 pm.
Middle C Jazz has indoor club seating available on a first-come basis. We also offer preferred seating for our Baby Grand members.
For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.
Pianist and composer is an international touring and recording artist acting as a musical ambassador to audiences worldwide. While classically trained; his own group offers a modern take on the jazz trio configuration. Higgins enjoys exploring many musical genres and has played keyboards in many commercial settings such as R&B, pop, and fusion.
Higgins completed a B.M. in Jazz Performance at UNC-Wilmington, and an M.M. at Northern Illinois University, where he received a full scholarship to lead and compose for the NIU Liberace Sextet.
Higgins has opened for Dave Holland, Fourplay, Joe Lovano, Talib Kweli, Ryan Cohen, and Stefon Harris and Blackout.
During his 10 years based in Shanghai, he toured China extensively as well as internationally with Karen Mok, Shunza, and Ronghao Li. Greg Lilley
When your first record was the soundtrack to “American Graffiti”, your Dad played/listened to Dixieland Jazz and your Mom was a Dylan & Beatles fan, it goes without saying that Greg Lilley brings a unique diversity to the stage. By way of Canada and with a University layover in Georgia and Alabama, Greg has called Charlotte home for over 25 years. During this time, he has gradually transitioned from back of the stage as a classically-trained drummer in rock-solid band and theater rhythm sections, to the front of the stage as a vocalist, guitarist and songwriter. “Greg Lilley & Co.” is his current project with long-time friends and Jazz/Roots veterans Dave Vergato, Kerry Brooks and Brian Patterson.
Having always been ‘the baby’ in every band, Greg absorbed these older & wiser stylistic philosophies, making himself into somewhat of an ‘old soul’. His keen sense of rhythmic responsibility has shaped every aspect of his music while remaining ‘genre-neutral’ (please read that carefully). Greg admits “because my own musical tastes are so broad, I have to be certain every song I choose speaks to me and not simply sing everyone’s favorite. If the song lets me ‘get inside it’, then I know I can do it well and it’s going to make someone sway their head, smile, cry, remember… and that’s just really beautiful.” His influences range from Duke Ellington to Damien Rice and is often stylistically/vocally compared to Peter Gabriel or Paul Simon on a gig with Jack Johnson or Fleetwood Mac.
Greg has performed on stages locally (Blumenthal Performing Arts Center/”Charlotte Squalks”, “Wildwood Flowers- The June Carter Cash Story”, Spirit Square/”Tosco Music Party for Kids”), nationally (The Bluebird Café, Nashville TN) and internationally (Holland America Cruise Lines). He’s kept good company, sharing stages with the likes of David Marks (The Beach Boys), Nelson Bragg (Brian Wilson), Johnny Thunder (The Drifters), The Georgia Satellites, Marshall Crenshaw, Reuben Studdard (American Idol), Doyle Grisham (Jimmy Buffett) and the late Duane Jarvis (Nashville Songwriter).