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  • Aug
    30 Fri
    An Evening with Jonathan Butler

    An Evening with Jonathan Butler

    Charlotte, NC
    United States
    Doors at 8:15 PM, Show at 8:45 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    GENERAL ADMISSION: $80.00
    BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS: $64.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS null Presale: April 16, 2024 8:00 AM to April 19, 2024 8:00 AM
    GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: April 19, 2024 8:00 AM to August 30, 2024 9:45 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION


    Craft cocktails and small plates begin at 8:15pm.


    Middle C Jazz has General Admission 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.



    JONATHAN BUTLER
    WATCH
    WEBSITE

    Jonathan Butler is a singer-songwriter and guitarist who leads a life few can imagine. Born in South Africa under the shadow of apartheid and raised in poverty, Butler was the first non-white artist to be played on South African radio and appear on national television. Though his musical abilities would take him away from the world he grew up in, Jonathan would neither forget the plight of his fellow South Africans, nor the man that led them to freedom. It is for this reason Nelson Mandela credits Butler’s music as having inspired him during his imprisonment. In more ways than one, Jonathan Butler is representative of South Africa. 

    Jonathan’s story begins at a very young age when his father presented him with a homemade one-string guitar. Little did his father realize that he was giving way to a musical phenomenon. From then on, Jonathan’s musical gifts grew by leaps and bounds. In his early teens Butler won a local talent contest, affording him the opportunity to perform with a touring musical company throughout South Africa. On occasion he would perform at lavish concert halls for whites only, where he would not be allowed to use the bathroom, and the very next night he would perform in a dilapidated local township. Ultimately, his ticket to a new life was music.

    At thirteen, Jonathan’s talents caught the eyes and ears of the British record producer Clive Caulder. He was signed to Caulder’s Jive Records and the rest is history. Jonathan’s first single broke down racial barriers becoming the first song by a black artist played by white radio stations in South Africa and won the South African equivalent to a Grammy®.  


    His commitment to his craft came to fruition with his self-titled debut album, which received a Grammy® nomination for the pop hit “Lies.” An instrumental “Going Home” earned him another Grammy® nomination and the mid-tempo ballad “Sarah, Sarah” confirmed Butler’s place in popular music.  


    However, to Jonathan Butler, success is measured on a higher plane. A religious and spiritual man, Butler dedicates his life to being a devoted father and grandfather, and a caring citizen to his homeland, South Africa. And in spite of all the hardships, Jonathan Butler has an air of playfulness and quiet resilience that is easily visible in his passionate performances.




  • Aug
    31 Sat
    An Evening with Jonathan Butler

    An Evening with Jonathan Butler

    Charlotte, NC
    United States
    Doors at 5:15 PM, Show at 6:15 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    GENERAL ADMISSION: $90.00
    BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS: $72.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS null Presale: April 16, 2024 8:00 AM to April 19, 2024 8:00 AM
    GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: April 19, 2024 8:00 AM to August 31, 2024 7:15 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION


    Craft cocktails and small plates begin at 5:15pm.


    Middle C Jazz has General Admission 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.



    JONATHAN BUTLER
    WATCH
    WEBSITE

    Jonathan Butler is a singer-songwriter and guitarist who leads a life few can imagine. Born in South Africa under the shadow of apartheid and raised in poverty, Butler was the first non-white artist to be played on South African radio and appear on national television. Though his musical abilities would take him away from the world he grew up in, Jonathan would neither forget the plight of his fellow South Africans, nor the man that led them to freedom. It is for this reason Nelson Mandela credits Butler’s music as having inspired him during his imprisonment. In more ways than one, Jonathan Butler is representative of South Africa. 

    Jonathan’s story begins at a very young age when his father presented him with a homemade one-string guitar. Little did his father realize that he was giving way to a musical phenomenon. From then on, Jonathan’s musical gifts grew by leaps and bounds. In his early teens Butler won a local talent contest, affording him the opportunity to perform with a touring musical company throughout South Africa. On occasion he would perform at lavish concert halls for whites only, where he would not be allowed to use the bathroom, and the very next night he would perform in a dilapidated local township. Ultimately, his ticket to a new life was music.

    At thirteen, Jonathan’s talents caught the eyes and ears of the British record producer Clive Caulder. He was signed to Caulder’s Jive Records and the rest is history. Jonathan’s first single broke down racial barriers becoming the first song by a black artist played by white radio stations in South Africa and won the South African equivalent to a Grammy®.  


    His commitment to his craft came to fruition with his self-titled debut album, which received a Grammy® nomination for the pop hit “Lies.” An instrumental “Going Home” earned him another Grammy® nomination and the mid-tempo ballad “Sarah, Sarah” confirmed Butler’s place in popular music.  


    However, to Jonathan Butler, success is measured on a higher plane. A religious and spiritual man, Butler dedicates his life to being a devoted father and grandfather, and a caring citizen to his homeland, South Africa. And in spite of all the hardships, Jonathan Butler has an air of playfulness and quiet resilience that is easily visible in his passionate performances.




  • Aug
    31 Sat
    An Evening with Jonathan Butler

    An Evening with Jonathan Butler

    Charlotte, NC
    United States
    Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 8:45 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    GENERAL ADMISSION: $90.00
    BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS: $72.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS null Presale: April 16, 2024 8:00 AM to April 19, 2024 8:00 AM
    GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: April 19, 2024 8:00 AM to August 31, 2024 9:45 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION


    Craft cocktails and small plates begin at 8:00pm.


    Middle C Jazz has General Admission 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.



    JONATHAN BUTLER
    WATCH
    WEBSITE

    Jonathan Butler is a singer-songwriter and guitarist who leads a life few can imagine. Born in South Africa under the shadow of apartheid and raised in poverty, Butler was the first non-white artist to be played on South African radio and appear on national television. Though his musical abilities would take him away from the world he grew up in, Jonathan would neither forget the plight of his fellow South Africans, nor the man that led them to freedom. It is for this reason Nelson Mandela credits Butler’s music as having inspired him during his imprisonment. In more ways than one, Jonathan Butler is representative of South Africa. 

    Jonathan’s story begins at a very young age when his father presented him with a homemade one-string guitar. Little did his father realize that he was giving way to a musical phenomenon. From then on, Jonathan’s musical gifts grew by leaps and bounds. In his early teens Butler won a local talent contest, affording him the opportunity to perform with a touring musical company throughout South Africa. On occasion he would perform at lavish concert halls for whites only, where he would not be allowed to use the bathroom, and the very next night he would perform in a dilapidated local township. Ultimately, his ticket to a new life was music.

    At thirteen, Jonathan’s talents caught the eyes and ears of the British record producer Clive Caulder. He was signed to Caulder’s Jive Records and the rest is history. Jonathan’s first single broke down racial barriers becoming the first song by a black artist played by white radio stations in South Africa and won the South African equivalent to a Grammy®.  


    His commitment to his craft came to fruition with his self-titled debut album, which received a Grammy® nomination for the pop hit “Lies.” An instrumental “Going Home” earned him another Grammy® nomination and the mid-tempo ballad “Sarah, Sarah” confirmed Butler’s place in popular music.  


    However, to Jonathan Butler, success is measured on a higher plane. A religious and spiritual man, Butler dedicates his life to being a devoted father and grandfather, and a caring citizen to his homeland, South Africa. And in spite of all the hardships, Jonathan Butler has an air of playfulness and quiet resilience that is easily visible in his passionate performances.




  • Sep
    4 Wed
    Mac Arnold & Plate Full O' Blues

    Mac Arnold & Plate Full O' Blues

    Charlotte, NC
    United States
    Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    GENERAL ADMISSION: $35.00
    BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS: $28.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: April 2, 2024 9:00 PM to September 4, 2024 8:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION


    Craft cocktails and small plates begin at 6:00 pm.


    Middle C Jazz has General Admission 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.



    MAC ARNOLD & PLATE FULL O' BLUES
    WEBSITE

    Mac Arnold was born in Ware Place South Carolina, one of 13 children born and raised on a sharecropper's farm. His musical journey began in the 1950's when he and his brother Leroy fashioned a guitar from a steel gas can, wood, nails, and screen wire. His early career included working with a young James Brown in the band, J. Floyd & the Shamrocks. Arnold moved to Chicago in 1965, where he worked with A.C. Reed prior to joining Muddy Waters' band in 1966. Arnold appears on the November 1966 live recording with Muddy released in 2009 as Muddy Waters - Authorized Bootleg. He formed the Soul Invaders in 1967, finding work backing up BB King, The Temptations, and others. His studio work in the 1960's includes playing bass on several notable blues albums, including Otis Spann's "The Blues Is Where It's At", and John Lee Hooker's "Live At Cafe Au Go Go". He performed in various session work after moving to California in the 1970's. Arnold's distinctive bass line can be heard on the theme for the TV show "Sanford and Son". His TV work also included a four year gig as part of the set band on "Soul Train". Mac's back at it with Plate Full O’ Blues who have been performing together for 20 years.


    Mac’s musical journey began in the 1950's, working with a young James Brown in the band, J. Floyd & the Shamrocks. Arnold moved to Chicago in 1965, where he worked with A.C. Reed prior to joining Muddy Waters' band in 1966. Mac is an international performer, and at 81 years old, one of the few remaining old school bluesmen putting on a superb show.


    Mac Arnold – gas can guitar, bass & vocals                            


    Austin Brashier – guitar & vocals                                         


    Max Hightower – harmonica, keyboard, vocals                       



    Rick Latham – drums                                                                         


    Mark Bumgarner – bass  





    $28.00 - $35.00
  • Sep
    11 Wed
    Jazz Legacy with Justin Varnes featuring Maria Howell: The Music of Ella Fitzgerald

    Jazz Legacy with Justin Varnes featuring Maria Howell: The Music of Ella Fitzgerald

    Charlotte, NC
    United States
    Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    GENERAL ADMISSION: $35.00
    BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS: $28.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: April 1, 2024 9:48 PM to September 11, 2024 8:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION


    Craft cocktails and small plates begin at 6:00 pm.


    Middle C Jazz has General Admission 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.










    JUSTIN VARNES
    WEBSITE
    WATCH

    Why does Thelonious Monk play the piano like that? Why is John Coltrane's music so intense? Why is Billie Holiday's voice so unique? Created in 2015 after an epiphany bandleader Justin Varnes had while teaching Jazz History at Georgia State University, the Jazz Legacy Project has an ongoing residency at the Velvet Note jazz club in Atlanta, where they have been selling out their performances for 6 years and counting. Ditching a traditional textbook in favor of playing records and telling stories about the artists to college kids who knew little or nothing about jazz proved to be a big success. It turned out that performing the artist's music and telling their stories in between proved to be an even bigger success. But it's more than just offering insight into what to listen for when listening to jazz, it's also woven into American history - as jazz itself is. Many movements in jazz are a direct result of cultural shifts in America, and connecting an artist's music to a time or an event in history can open up a new world when listening to it.









    Justin Varnes - Drums and Narration
    Maria Howell- Vocals

    Noel Freidline - Piano and Keyboard

    John Sandfort - Tenor Saxophone

    Kevin Smith - Acoustic Bass






    $28.00 - $35.00
  • Sep
    12 Thu
    Rodney Shelton & Eric Brice present Thursday Night Jazz Jam & Martinis

    Rodney Shelton & Eric Brice present Thursday Night Jazz Jam & Martinis

    Charlotte, NC
    United States
    Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    GENERAL ADMISSION: $40.00
    BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS: $32.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: April 10, 2024 9:34 PM to September 12, 2024 8:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

    THURSDAY NIGHT JAZZ JAM & MARTINIS WITH RODNEY SHELTON & ERIC BRICE!

    Craft cocktails and small plates begin at 6:00 pm.


    Middle C Jazz has General Admission 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.


    Come hang out and kick back during the Thursday Night Middle C series with The Rodney Shelton Group featuring special guest to be announced soon!

    Rodney Shelton
    LISTEN
    Music Is His Gift. Rodney “Keys” Shelton is the quiet storm in the music industry. Rodney began his career at the tender age of 13. Deriving from humble beginnings as a native of Martinsville Virginia, Rodney started his own band and while performing at schools and local clubs, he landed his first gig opening for artists “Betty Wright and King Floyd”.


    While pursuing a degree at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina, Rodney continues to develop his gift of music. Unwearingly in his work ethic, the young Rodney Shelton started touring the east coast with the show band “Time Square” and only after a few years of touring, Rodney moved into his calling as a songwriter/producer creating hundreds of songs for signed artist.


    In the early 90’s after meeting with the Legendary Music promoter/manager “Howard Rosen”, that Rosen encounter lead to another encounter with the Legendary producer Stewart Levine and Jolie Jones (daughter of Quincy Jones) in king a production deal.


    With the legends at work, shopping “the demo” to top record labels, the band “Curio” signed a deal with Motown records. During the recording of their album, the band unique sound, the band performed in the HIT movie “Another 48 hours” featuring Eddie Murphy, doing three songs on the movie soundtrack.


    While signed to Motown, Rodney met R&B singer “Keith Washington” and along with Marsha Jenkins wrote the NOW platinum record “Kissing You”, which after 20 years is still rocking the airwaves!


    $32.00 - $40.00
  • Sep
    14 Sat
    Two time Grammy-nominated Contemporary Jazz Artist, Jeff Kashiwa

    Two time Grammy-nominated Contemporary Jazz Artist, Jeff Kashiwa

    Charlotte, NC
    United States
    Doors at 5:15 PM, Show at 6:15 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    GENERAL ADMISSION: $45.00
    BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS: $36.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: December 14, 2023 8:56 PM to September 14, 2024 7:15 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION


    Small plates and craft cocktails will be served starting at 5:15PM.

    Middle C Jazz has General Admission 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.



    Come join us at Middle C Jazz for a night with two-time Grammy Nominated contemporary jazz artist, Jeff Kashiwa. You won’t want to miss it! 

    Jeff Kashiwa
    WEBSITE
    WATCH 
    LISTEN

    Jeff Kashiwa knew he was destined to be a musician following his junior introduction to woodwinds. His instincts were correct. He became known as one of the most compelling young saxophonists in contemporary jazz during his first year with The Rippingtons. Kashiwa performed hundreds of shows all over the world and appeared on many of the band’s classic recordings.  

    Having Established himself in the 1990s as one of the most diverse saxmen in contemporary jazz during his decade long tenure with The Rippingtons, Kashiwa’s instincts led him to more dynamic endeavors through his solo career. It surprised many when Jeff left the group to venture out on his own, but he had things to say through his own music. Kashiwa now has nine CDs released under his own name and has continued to record as a guest artist with many other artists as well. In 2004, Kashiwa founded The Sax Pack, a trio of saxophone headliners, featuring himself, Steve Cole and Kim Waters. The group released two CDs together and charmed audiences with their Rat Pack style reparte’ in tours across the U.S and abroad. 

    In 2006, Jeff reunited with The Rippingtons for their 20th anniversary Tour and continues to record and tour with the group as often as his busy schedule will allow. In addition to touring with The Sax Pack and his own group, Kashiwa has expanded his career to include the realm of music education, teaching various courses through the music program at shoreline community college in Seattle. His brand new CD let It Ride features a host of great musicians in the world of Contemporary Jazz; Russ Freeman, David Benoit, Chuck Loeb and Tom Schuman of Spyro Gyra. Let It Ride has been in the top 4 Best Sellers in Smooth Jazz on Amazon.com for the past few weeks.

    Instagram 
    Twitter 
    Facebook 



    $36.00 - $45.00
  • Sep
    14 Sat
    Two time Grammy-nominated Contemporary Jazz Artist, Jeff Kashiwa

    Two time Grammy-nominated Contemporary Jazz Artist, Jeff Kashiwa

    Charlotte, NC
    United States
    Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 8:45 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    GENERAL ADMISSION: $45.00
    BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS: $36.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: December 14, 2023 8:58 PM to September 14, 2024 9:45 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION


    Small plates and craft cocktails will be served starting at 8:00PM.

    Middle C Jazz has General Admission 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.



    Come join us at Middle C Jazz for a night with two-time Grammy Nominated contemporary jazz artist, Jeff Kashiwa. You won’t want to miss it! 

    Jeff Kashiwa
    WEBSITE
    WATCH 
    LISTEN

    Jeff Kashiwa knew he was destined to be a musician following his junior introduction to woodwinds. His instincts were correct. He became known as one of the most compelling young saxophonists in contemporary jazz during his first year with The Rippingtons. Kashiwa performed hundreds of shows all over the world and appeared on many of the band’s classic recordings.  

    Having Established himself in the 1990s as one of the most diverse saxmen in contemporary jazz during his decade long tenure with The Rippingtons, Kashiwa’s instincts led him to more dynamic endeavors through his solo career. It surprised many when Jeff left the group to venture out on his own, but he had things to say through his own music. Kashiwa now has nine CDs released under his own name and has continued to record as a guest artist with many other artists as well. In 2004, Kashiwa founded The Sax Pack, a trio of saxophone headliners, featuring himself, Steve Cole and Kim Waters. The group released two CDs together and charmed audiences with their Rat Pack style reparte’ in tours across the U.S and abroad. 

    In 2006, Jeff reunited with The Rippingtons for their 20th anniversary Tour and continues to record and tour with the group as often as his busy schedule will allow. In addition to touring with The Sax Pack and his own group, Kashiwa has expanded his career to include the realm of music education, teaching various courses through the music program at shoreline community college in Seattle. His brand new CD let It Ride features a host of great musicians in the world of Contemporary Jazz; Russ Freeman, David Benoit, Chuck Loeb and Tom Schuman of Spyro Gyra. Let It Ride has been in the top 4 Best Sellers in Smooth Jazz on Amazon.com for the past few weeks.

    Instagram 
    Twitter 
    Facebook 



    $36.00 - $45.00
  • Sep
    15 Sun
    Reinaldo Brahn Quartet “A Night in Brazil”

    Reinaldo Brahn Quartet “A Night in Brazil”

    Charlotte, NC
    United States
    Doors at 5:00 PM, Show at 6:00 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    GENERAL ADMISSION: $35.00
    BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS: $28.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: March 18, 2024 9:11 PM to September 15, 2024 7:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION


    Craft cocktails and small plates begin at 5:00 pm.


    Middle C Jazz has General Admission 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.



    REINALDO BRAHN
    WEBSITE
    WATCH

    Born in Belo Horizonte ( which means ‘beautiful horizon’), the third largest city in Brazil,  Reinaldo Brahn picked up the family guitar at age 12, curiously strummed its chords, and was hooked.  He taught himself traditional Musica Mineira, the rhythms of his native state Minas Gerais.  Gaining experience playing and singing at festivals, bars and restaurants, he worked with the renowned Brazilian vocal group Soul Makube before embarking on a solo career.  Reinaldo's experiences and collaboration with other musicians created his signature style which infuses classic Brazilian rhythms - Samba & Bossa Nova - with Funk and Jazz. 


    Reinaldo toured his original music throughout Brazil, and then brought his artistry to the United States.  Arriving in Charlotte, North Carolina, in October 2007, he quickly introduced his Brazilian roots to the local scene.  He creatively applies robust Brazilian style to popular American music with a truly inspiring result.  Reinaldo's specialties include singing and playing authentic Brazilian music, including Musica Popular Brasileira (MPB) and classic Sambas, as well as performing American pop songs with a strong Brazilian influence.  Veteran percussionist and producer Jim Brock refers to Reinaldo Brahn as "the new voice of Brazil".





    $28.00 - $35.00
  • Sep
    18 Wed
    Heart Breaker: A Heart & Led Zeppelin Tribute

    Heart Breaker: A Heart & Led Zeppelin Tribute

    Charlotte, NC
    United States
    Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    GENERAL ADMISSION: $35.00
    BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS: $28.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: April 7, 2024 9:22 PM to September 18, 2024 8:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION


    Craft cocktails and small plates begin at 6:00 pm.


    Middle C Jazz has General Admission 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.



    HEART BREAKER

    Heart Breaker is the Ultimate US Tribute to the band HEART. A national touring act, based in North Carolina was brought forth with the goal of playing each song with love, respect, and a true passion for the original material. With Heart Breaker, you only get all the greatest chart-topping hits by Heart such as "Alone", "These Dreams", "Crazy on You" and of course the crowd favorite "Barracuda". You also get a taste of the great Led Zepplin songs that inspired Heart, often playing on tour the vocal power brought to bear on songs is second to none thanks to our own "Ann and Nancy Wilson": Staci McBeth and Joan Burton. The Heart Breaker show is a full concert experience that is sure to thrill and entertain any Classic Rock fan!



    $28.00 - $35.00
  • Sep
    27 Fri
    September In The Park: The Ultimate Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago Tribute

    September In The Park: The Ultimate Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago Tribute

    Charlotte, NC
    United States
    Doors at 5:30 PM, Show at 6:30 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    GENERAL ADMISSION: $50.00
    BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS: $40.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: March 7, 2024 10:52 PM to September 27, 2024 8:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION


    Craft cocktails and small plates begin at 5:30pm.


    Middle C Jazz has General Admission 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.












    LIVESTREAM AVAILABLE FOR MIDDLE C ON DEMAND SUBSCRIBERS. $9.99 FOR UNLIMITED MONTHLY STREAMING. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

















    SEPTEMBER IN THE PARK
    WEBSITE
    WATCH












    September In The Park is the ultimate Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago tribute – celebrating the music of these two iconic groups with a precision, unlike any other. Combining the incredible horn arrangements and vocal harmonies that both groups are known for, September In The Park offers a one of a kind entertainment experience!

     

    Sold out shows and record crowds have been typical at previous performances by September In The Park because of the incredible popularity and appeal of EWF and Chicago that seems to bring all people out for that musical experience.  
















    $40.00 - $50.00
  • Sep
    27 Fri
    September In The Park: The Ultimate Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago Tribute

    September In The Park: The Ultimate Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago Tribute

    Charlotte, NC
    United States
    Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 8:45 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    GENERAL ADMISSION: $40.00
    BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS: $32.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: March 7, 2024 10:56 PM to September 27, 2024 10:15 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION


    Craft cocktails and small plates begin at 8:00pm.


    Middle C Jazz has General Admission 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.












    LIVESTREAM AVAILABLE FOR MIDDLE C ON DEMAND SUBSCRIBERS. $9.99 FOR UNLIMITED MONTHLY STREAMING. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

















    SEPTEMBER IN THE PARK
    WEBSITE
    WATCH












    September In The Park is the ultimate Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago tribute – celebrating the music of these two iconic groups with a precision, unlike any other. Combining the incredible horn arrangements and vocal harmonies that both groups are known for, September In The Park offers a one of a kind entertainment experience!

     

    Sold out shows and record crowds have been typical at previous performances by September In The Park because of the incredible popularity and appeal of EWF and Chicago that seems to bring all people out for that musical experience.  
















    $32.00 - $40.00
  • Sep
    28 Sat
    Lori Williams

    Lori Williams

    Charlotte, NC
    United States
    Doors at 5:15 PM, Show at 6:15 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    GENERAL ADMISSION: $40.00
    BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS: $32.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: March 13, 2024 9:53 PM to September 28, 2024 7:15 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION


    Craft cocktails and small plates begin at 5:15pm.


    Middle C Jazz has General Admission 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.



    LORI WILLIAMS
    WEBSITE

    Acclaimed international Jazz vocalist Lori Williams has a most impressive resume as a performing artist, music educator, songwriter, producer, musical theater actress, radio host, business owner (PositiveMusicPM.org), and artist-in-residence with over 30 years of experience. Her annual vocal jazz tour and performance at music festivals have taken her to Europe (Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia, Russia, Switzerland, Czech Republic, and Ukraine), Japan, The Caribbean (including Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Curaçao, St. Lucia, Turks and Caicos, et. al), Mexico, and across the USA. Her vocal jazz artist residencies have allowed her to work with and mentor students on college campuses in the United States and abroad.


    As a veteran vocal music educator and private vocal coach, Lori's received many honors for her contributions to the arts, including The Atlanta Chapter of the National Hampton Alumni Association’s 2023 Excellence in Arts and Entertainment Award, Outstanding Music Teacher in the October 2000 issue of Teaching Music, the 2007 Superintendent's Arts Teacher of the Year, and the 2010 Vincent E. Reed Teacher of the Year. Lori was nominated for a 2014 Helen Hayes Award as an Outstanding Lead Actress in a Resident Musical for her role as Ella Fitzgerald. Lori has received letters of recognition for her performances by President Joseph Biden (wherein he wrote that Lori Williams has "the voice of an angel…absolutely amazing"), Speaker of the House John Boehner, and Senator C. Anthony Muse.  Immersed in traditional jazz from an early age and earning a B.A. in Mass Media Arts from Hampton University, she hosts a weekly radio program on JazzRadioWETF.org -  "Collector's Choice With Lori Williams". Her weekly broadcast focuses on women in jazz, the international scene and young performers dedicated to the roots and traditions of the music. Lori is also the producer and host of Sunday Jazz Lounge at St. James Live! Jazz club in Atlanta, Georgia (stjamesliveatl.com).




    $32.00 - $40.00
  • Sep
    28 Sat
    Lori Williams

    Lori Williams

    Charlotte, NC
    United States
    Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 8:45 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    GENERAL ADMISSION: $40.00
    BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS: $32.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: March 13, 2024 9:56 PM to September 28, 2024 9:45 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION


    Craft cocktails and small plates begin at 8:00pm.


    Middle C Jazz has General Admission 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.



    LORI WILLIAMS
    WEBSITE

    Acclaimed international Jazz vocalist Lori Williams has a most impressive resume as a performing artist, music educator, songwriter, producer, musical theater actress, radio host, business owner (PositiveMusicPM.org), and artist-in-residence with over 30 years of experience. Her annual vocal jazz tour and performance at music festivals have taken her to Europe (Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia, Russia, Switzerland, Czech Republic, and Ukraine), Japan, The Caribbean (including Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Curaçao, St. Lucia, Turks and Caicos, et. al), Mexico, and across the USA. Her vocal jazz artist residencies have allowed her to work with and mentor students on college campuses in the United States and abroad.


    As a veteran vocal music educator and private vocal coach, Lori's received many honors for her contributions to the arts, including The Atlanta Chapter of the National Hampton Alumni Association’s 2023 Excellence in Arts and Entertainment Award, Outstanding Music Teacher in the October 2000 issue of Teaching Music, the 2007 Superintendent's Arts Teacher of the Year, and the 2010 Vincent E. Reed Teacher of the Year. Lori was nominated for a 2014 Helen Hayes Award as an Outstanding Lead Actress in a Resident Musical for her role as Ella Fitzgerald. Lori has received letters of recognition for her performances by President Joseph Biden (wherein he wrote that Lori Williams has "the voice of an angel…absolutely amazing"), Speaker of the House John Boehner, and Senator C. Anthony Muse.  Immersed in traditional jazz from an early age and earning a B.A. in Mass Media Arts from Hampton University, she hosts a weekly radio program on JazzRadioWETF.org -  "Collector's Choice With Lori Williams". Her weekly broadcast focuses on women in jazz, the international scene and young performers dedicated to the roots and traditions of the music. Lori is also the producer and host of Sunday Jazz Lounge at St. James Live! Jazz club in Atlanta, Georgia (stjamesliveatl.com).




    $32.00 - $40.00
  • Oct
    2 Wed
    One Irish Rover: Van Morrison Tribute Band

    One Irish Rover: Van Morrison Tribute Band

    Charlotte, NC
    United States
    Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    GENERAL ADMISSION: $35.00
    BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS: $28.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: April 1, 2024 9:17 PM to October 2, 2024 8:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION


    Craft cocktails and small plates begin at 6:00 pm.


    Middle C Jazz has General Admission 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.













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    ONE IRISH ROVER
    WEBSITE
    WATCH

    "Since 1967 I have savored every album and recording while singing along to the incredibly melodic and mystical Irish genius of George Ivan Morrison (Van’s) musical works. I have always been taken by the spiritual intent of his writings and interesting combinations of rhythmic creativity that is uniquely Van Morrison’s signature style.     

    Putting together the best of the old, new, and eclectic songs of Van Morrison that spans over 6 decades of musical genius is daunting but worthwhile. Someone needed to help keep the magic and spirit of Van’s incredible musical genius alive.  I have been both blessed and honored to help do just that.


    Take a ride with me through Vans collection of Blues, Soul and Rock ballads all blended in a Celtic Stew of uplifting beats, heart- felt searching for understanding, soul touching melodies, and jazzy compilations that deliver you back to a rustic Irish Pub somewhere in the countryside of Ireland where the beer, Irish whiskey and music flow warmly together until the “wee hours of the mornin”.


    It has long been a passion of mine to present some of the greatest music on the planet composed and written by ‘Van the Man” Morrison. Join me in that celebration!"
    ~ Pat Garvey 




    $28.00 - $35.00
  • Oct
    4 Fri
    Jackiem Joyner

    Jackiem Joyner

    Charlotte, NC
    United States
    Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    GENERAL ADMISSION: $65.00
    BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS: $52.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: December 18, 2023 4:14 PM to October 4, 2024 8:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION


    Craft cocktails and small plates begin at 6:00 pm.


    Middle C Jazz has General Admission 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.

    JACKIEM JOYNER

    WATCH
    Contemporary saxophonist, author, and music producer Jackiem Joyner has set the bar high in his close 20 years as a performer.  With a number one jazz album, several Billboard chart-topping hits, and a series of critically acclaimed books to his name, he has shown himself to be the rare artist capable of transcending his instrument and reaching a mainstream audience. 


    Now, as he begins the 18th year of his career during a time of unprecedented change in the entertainment industry, he remains as focused on his art as ever.


    “I don’t care how hard things get, it’ll never stop me from doing what I love.  Playing the sax, writing music and stories, and performing live.”


    Jackiem was born in Norfolk, VA.  At an early age, he began to show signs of the restless creativity that would later define his career.  Despite his humble upbringing, he was able to get his hands on a saxophone as a child.  The instrument quickly became his constant companion.  After years of practice, he emerged in style with 2007’s Babysoul.’ A masterclass in seductive smooth jazz, the album marked the arrival of a brilliant instrumentalist, and set the stage for a prolific recording career that would include Grammy runner ups, hit singles, and no shortage of critical adoration, right up through 2019’s Touch’, and on to 2020’s EP “Journey of Passion”


    As a performer, he has toured over 30 countries and performed with the likes of the late George Duke, Marcus Miller, Keiko Matsui, Donnie McClurkin, Angela Bofill, Najee, Kirk Whalum, Peter White, and many others.






    $52.00 - $65.00
  • Oct
    4 Fri
    Jackiem Joyner

    Jackiem Joyner

    Charlotte, NC
    United States
    Doors at 8:45 PM, Show at 9:15 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    GENERAL ADMISSION: $55.00
    BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS: $44.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: December 18, 2023 4:16 PM to October 4, 2024 10:15 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION


    Small plates and craft cocktails served starting at 8:45PM.

    Middle C Jazz has General Admission 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.

    JACKIEM JOYNER

    WATCH
    Contemporary saxophonist, author, and music producer Jackiem Joyner has set the bar high in his close 20 years as a performer.  With a number one jazz album, several Billboard chart-topping hits, and a series of critically acclaimed books to his name, he has shown himself to be the rare artist capable of transcending his instrument and reaching a mainstream audience. 


    Now, as he begins the 18th year of his career during a time of unprecedented change in the entertainment industry, he remains as focused on his art as ever.


    “I don’t care how hard things get, it’ll never stop me from doing what I love.  Playing the sax, writing music and stories, and performing live.”


    Jackiem was born in Norfolk, VA.  At an early age, he began to show signs of the restless creativity that would later define his career.  Despite his humble upbringing, he was able to get his hands on a saxophone as a child.  The instrument quickly became his constant companion.  After years of practice, he emerged in style with 2007’s Babysoul.’ A masterclass in seductive smooth jazz, the album marked the arrival of a brilliant instrumentalist, and set the stage for a prolific recording career that would include Grammy runner ups, hit singles, and no shortage of critical adoration, right up through 2019’s Touch’, and on to 2020’s EP “Journey of Passion”


    As a performer, he has toured over 30 countries and performed with the likes of the late George Duke, Marcus Miller, Keiko Matsui, Donnie McClurkin, Angela Bofill, Najee, Kirk Whalum, Peter White, and many others.






    $44.00 - $55.00
  • Oct
    5 Sat
    Jackiem Joyner

    Jackiem Joyner

    Charlotte, NC
    United States
    Doors at 5:15 PM, Show at 6:15 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    GENERAL ADMISSION: $65.00
    BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS: $52.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: December 18, 2023 4:17 PM to October 5, 2024 7:15 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION


    Craft cocktails and small plates begin at 5:15 pm.


    Middle C Jazz has General Admission 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.

    JACKIEM JOYNER

    WATCH
    Contemporary saxophonist, author, and music producer Jackiem Joyner has set the bar high in his close 20 years as a performer.  With a number one jazz album, several Billboard chart-topping hits, and a series of critically acclaimed books to his name, he has shown himself to be the rare artist capable of transcending his instrument and reaching a mainstream audience. 


    Now, as he begins the 18th year of his career during a time of unprecedented change in the entertainment industry, he remains as focused on his art as ever.


    “I don’t care how hard things get, it’ll never stop me from doing what I love.  Playing the sax, writing music and stories, and performing live.”


    Jackiem was born in Norfolk, VA.  At an early age, he began to show signs of the restless creativity that would later define his career.  Despite his humble upbringing, he was able to get his hands on a saxophone as a child.  The instrument quickly became his constant companion.  After years of practice, he emerged in style with 2007’s Babysoul.’ A masterclass in seductive smooth jazz, the album marked the arrival of a brilliant instrumentalist, and set the stage for a prolific recording career that would include Grammy runner ups, hit singles, and no shortage of critical adoration, right up through 2019’s Touch’, and on to 2020’s EP “Journey of Passion”


    As a performer, he has toured over 30 countries and performed with the likes of the late George Duke, Marcus Miller, Keiko Matsui, Donnie McClurkin, Angela Bofill, Najee, Kirk Whalum, Peter White, and many others.






    $52.00 - $65.00
  • Oct
    5 Sat
    Jackiem Joyner

    Jackiem Joyner

    Charlotte, NC
    United States
    Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 8:45 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    GENERAL ADMISSION: $65.00
    BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS: $52.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: December 18, 2023 4:19 PM to October 5, 2024 9:45 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION


    Craft cocktails and small plates begin at 8:00 pm.


    Middle C Jazz has General Admission 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.

    JACKIEM JOYNER

    WATCH
    Contemporary saxophonist, author, and music producer Jackiem Joyner has set the bar high in his close 20 years as a performer.  With a number one jazz album, several Billboard chart-topping hits, and a series of critically acclaimed books to his name, he has shown himself to be the rare artist capable of transcending his instrument and reaching a mainstream audience. 


    Now, as he begins the 18th year of his career during a time of unprecedented change in the entertainment industry, he remains as focused on his art as ever.


    “I don’t care how hard things get, it’ll never stop me from doing what I love.  Playing the sax, writing music and stories, and performing live.”


    Jackiem was born in Norfolk, VA.  At an early age, he began to show signs of the restless creativity that would later define his career.  Despite his humble upbringing, he was able to get his hands on a saxophone as a child.  The instrument quickly became his constant companion.  After years of practice, he emerged in style with 2007’s Babysoul.’ A masterclass in seductive smooth jazz, the album marked the arrival of a brilliant instrumentalist, and set the stage for a prolific recording career that would include Grammy runner ups, hit singles, and no shortage of critical adoration, right up through 2019’s Touch’, and on to 2020’s EP “Journey of Passion”


    As a performer, he has toured over 30 countries and performed with the likes of the late George Duke, Marcus Miller, Keiko Matsui, Donnie McClurkin, Angela Bofill, Najee, Kirk Whalum, Peter White, and many others.






    $52.00 - $65.00
  • Oct
    9 Wed
    Johnny Folsom 4: A Johnny Cash Tribute

    Johnny Folsom 4: A Johnny Cash Tribute

    Charlotte, NC
    United States
    Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    GENERAL ADMISSION: $35.00
    BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS: $28.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: February 26, 2024 9:06 PM to October 9, 2024 8:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION


    Craft cocktails and small plates begin at 6:00 pm.


    Middle C Jazz has General Admission 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.



    JOHNNY FOLSOM 4
    WEBSITE
    WATCH

    From A Boy Named Sue to Ring of Fire to Rusty Cage, Johnny Folsom 4 is the ultimate tribute to the legendary Man in Black. While nobody really sounds like Johnny Cash, nobody sounds more like Johnny Cash than Johnny Folsom 4.

    Lead singer David Burney’s lilting southern baritone delivers Cash’s classic songs so well you may well wonder from time to time if Johnny himself is in the building.


    David Gresham fills the shoes of Luther and Carl Perkins on those classic guitar licks, while Randy Benefield (drums) and Steve Eisenstadt (bass) provide that hallmark, train-like rhythm the whole world knows and loves.


    No Depression Magazine says “For those of us unable to have seen Cash perform during his life, this is more than a treat. It’s a time machine.” When it comes to honoring Johnny Cash, JF4 walks the line.”




    $28.00 - $35.00

300 South Brevard Street
Charlotte, NC
United States