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Middle C Jazz Club


May
12 Wed
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Remember Whensdays - The Piano Kings, Sean Higgins and Noel Freidline, Present: The Music of Nat King Cole

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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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

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

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.


Sean Higgins
            
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).
$23.20 - $29.00
May
26 Wed
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Remember Whensdays - Sean Higgins Trio with Toni Tupponce: A Night of Dinah Washington & Betty Carter

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
 More Information
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 11:50 AM to May 26, 2021 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

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.

Remember WHENsdays - Sean Higgins Trio with Toni Tupponce A Night of Dinah Washington & Betty Carter


Sean Higgins
            
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.  

Toni Tupponce
Toni Tupponce is Program Director for A Sign of the Times of the Carolinas, the 501 (C) 3 organization dedicated to improving our community through productions and programs that reflect the heritage of African Americans and performs as the Lead Vocalist for A Sign of the Times Band.

Retired after a 30-year career in local government Toni is President of Tupponce Enterprises II, Inc., a Charlotte-based consulting firm that provides organizational and leadership development as well as facilitation services to non-profit organizations, faith-based institutions and community organizations.

Her love of music and her belief in the possibilities of “community” are life long. She began to understand issues of diversity early as the first black child to desegregate the parochial school in her hometown in the late 1950’s. She came to believe in the possibility of people transforming their definition of “community” through experiences during the Civil Rights era, educational and career challenges and her time working in Charlotte’s Neighborhood Development Department.

Born in West Point, Virginia, Toni has had a long performing career. She began singing at an early age and was active in choral groups and in dramatic arts throughout high school and college. She has been the lead vocalist with bands in Durham, Winston-Salem and Charlotte. She began singing with A Sign of the Times in 2001. She’s opened for Grammy winning vocalists Jane Monheit and Jennifer Holliday; was a featured artist at Charlotte’s Ritz Carlton Hotel from 2010 – 2013 and has performed to standing room only audiences for Jazz at the Bechtler Museum of Art and the Sun Set Jazz Festival in Frederiksted, U.S. Virgin Islands as well as venues in Southern Ireland.

The Charlotte Magazine named her “One of Charlotte’s “50 Most Interesting People” in 2004 and “The Sexiest Voice in Charlotte” in 2006. Her discography includes: Grayson Warren Brown’s Been So Busy, 1987; All About Love, 2004; Connections, Too 2003; Ascension, 2006 and Just Friends, 2007. Her new work with A Sign of the Times of the Carolinas, a program called “LISTEN”, fulfills her dream to bring her music and her love of community together…for good!
$23.20 - $29.00

300 South Brevard Street
Charlotte, NC
United States