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Feb
10 Thu
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One Moment In Time - A Tribute to Whitney Houston

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $33.00
BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS: $26.40

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: January 4, 2022 10:03 AM to February 10, 2022 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.



One Moment in Time" brings Whitney Houston’s musical legacy to life in this newly created and high intensity tribute show. Be dazzled by the breathtaking vocals of Annie Adams as she takes you on a journey through the wonderful songs and bodies of work of America's Sweetheart Whitney Houston.  Along with the accompaniment of her live band "The Annie Adams Experience" this is a beautifully crafted tribute to one of the world’s most revered singers.

         LEAD VOCALS: Annie Adams
         BACKGROUND VOCALS:  Kyran McShaw and Melvinie Jackson
         DRUMS: Jordan Johnson
         KEYS: Brian Lorde
         LEAD GUITAR: Cam Moore
         BASS GUITAR:  Archie "Snoop" Pearson
         SAXOPHONE: Warren Raybon Sr.

Annie Adams
What do you get when you combine the smooth vocals of classic R&B and Jazz, along with the energy and fun of today? An irresistible cocktail that smooths the soul and heightens your senses by the name of Annie Adams.

While she grew up on gospel, her sound resonates and innovates like Ledisi and Jill Scott. To top it off, she incorporates the cosmopolitan sensibilities of an educated, well-traveled, and well-rounded young woman to create a soulful aesthetic that is anything but around the way. 

There’s every day and there’s exceptional. Annie Adams’ fans know the difference, and that’s why they can’t get enough of this 21st century entertainer.

Bringing back the pure R&B sound combining intense vocals, jazz, gospel & blues, Annie Adams continues to mesmerize. 

Currently, based in Indian Trail, NC (just outside of Charlotte, NC), her spirit & essence of soul stemmed from the church. 

Being an only child pushed Annie to recognize her gift as she continues to evolve.

Not only has she been a female demo vocalist for Virgin Records, Capital Records & Bad Boy Records, Annie has also shared stages with several artists such as Tank, Dru Hill, Hi-Five, Big Daddy Kane, Sunshine Anderson, Nikki D & the R&B group, SOLO, to name a few. 

Annie’s powerful vocal performances have also been highly showcased in various shows and events as well.

Her mission is to continue to create a melodic sound that will keep you wanting more.

Prepare for the journey to take you on a nostalgic ride through the heartfelt sound of the voice of Miss Annie Adams.


$26.40 - $33.00
Feb
11 Fri
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A night with eight-time Grammy-nominated artist Gerald Albright

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

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.

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





This is a show you won’t want to miss... Gerald Albright, an 8-time Grammy-nominated musician, will be gracing the Middle C Jazz stage for a night full of smooth jazz. 


Gerald Albright
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Gerald Albright, born and raised in Los Angeles, was an accomplished saxophonist well before he enrolled into Redlands University. Months after graduation he joined jazz pianist/ R&B singer Patrice Rushen and took the place of the bass player and finished up the tour with her playing both the saxophone and bass. He then became the consummate session and touring musician in the 1980’s, working alongside artists from Anita Baker, Ray Parker JR., The Temptations and Maurice White to Les McCann, and Whitney Houston. 

Albright then launched his solo career in the infancy of what became the smooth jazz format. He has become a core part of the genre with chart-topping albums, countless radio hits and as a member of many all-star tours. In the later 1990’s he fronted a big band and toured with Phil Collins. Between his last two Grammy nominations for his solo albums, he enjoyed his collaboration on two huge hits, 24/7 with guitarist Norman Brown and Summer Horns by Dave Koz and Friends, which were also nominated for Grammy’s in the category of Best Pop Instrumental Albums. 

Because Albright’s musical muse has taken him to so many fascinating locales along the contemporary R & B/ Urban jazz spectrum, he’s joyfully defied easy categorizations.

 “Whether in concert, listening to my music over the radio or CD player, I always want my listeners to be taken on a musical journey with different textures, rhythms, chord progressions and moods. I want people to know where I’ve been and where I’m going, and to let them hear that I’m in a really good place in my life.” – Gerald Albright 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/geraldalbrightmusic
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GAAlbright
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/geraldalbright/




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Feb
11 Fri
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A night with eight-time Grammy-nominated artist Gerald Albright

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 8:30 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
 More Information

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION


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.



This is a show you won’t want to miss... Gerald Albright, an 8-time Grammy-nominated musician, will be gracing the Middle C Jazz stage for a night full of smooth jazz. 


Gerald Albright
LISTEN
WATCH
WEBSITE
Gerald Albright, born and raised in Los Angeles, was an accomplished saxophonist well before he enrolled into Redlands University. Months after graduation he joined jazz pianist/ R&B singer Patrice Rushen and took the place of the bass player and finished up the tour with her playing both the saxophone and bass. He then became the consummate session and touring musician in the 1980’s, working alongside artists from Anita Baker, Ray Parker JR., The Temptations and Maurice White to Les McCann, and Whitney Houston. 

Albright then launched his solo career in the infancy of what became the smooth jazz format. He has become a core part of the genre with chart-topping albums, countless radio hits and as a member of many all-star tours. In the later 1990’s he fronted a big band and toured with Phil Collins. Between his last two Grammy nominations for his solo albums, he enjoyed his collaboration on two huge hits, 24/7 with guitarist Norman Brown and Summer Horns by Dave Koz and Friends, which were also nominated for Grammy’s in the category of Best Pop Instrumental Albums. 

Because Albright’s musical muse has taken him to so many fascinating locales along the contemporary R & B/ Urban jazz spectrum, he’s joyfully defied easy categorizations.

 “Whether in concert, listening to my music over the radio or CD player, I always want my listeners to be taken on a musical journey with different textures, rhythms, chord progressions and moods. I want people to know where I’ve been and where I’m going, and to let them hear that I’m in a really good place in my life.” – Gerald Albright 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/geraldalbrightmusic
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GAAlbright
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/geraldalbright/




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Feb
12 Sat
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Noel & Maria Present Love Letters from Middle C

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
 More Information
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: November 28, 2021 10:27 AM to February 12, 2022 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.

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




NOEL FREIDLINE (Bandleader/Piano)
Pianist, vocalist, writer, arranger and educator, doesn’t come close to all things Noel Freidline! As a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of North Florida, with a BA in Music, Noel has been the bandleader of The Noel Freidline Quintet for over 26 years. He has numerous recordings to his credit, and has performed at jazz festivals from the Jacksonville Jazz Festival (FL)…to the Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland)…not to mention, a 3-year stint at the world famous Bellagio in Las Vegas, as the house band, leading his NFQ, where he performed for actress Julia Robert’s surprise 35th birthday party.


Noel was named Best Jazz Musician by Charlotte Magazine in 2006 and in 2009 and was named “Best Musical Director”, by the Metrolina Theatre Association of the Carolinas. In 2011 Freidline was chosen for the Blumenthal Performing Arts Association - Center Stage Award (Charlotte, NC), in recognition of his excellence in service to the arts. And in May, 2015, Noel Freidline was inducted into the Jacksonville Jazz Hall of Fame. 


MARIA HOWELL (Vocals)
For over 35 years, this petite NC native, who splits her time between both the east coast and the west coast, has developed her career as a singer, actor, and voiceover artist. Her debut acting role was the choir soloist in the Oscar Nominated film, “The Color Purple”. She has gone on to appear in hit TV shows as Lifetime’s “Army Wives”, NBC’s “Revolution”, and CBS’s “Criminal Minds”. Feature films…“The Blind Side”, “Hidden Figures”, and “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”. As a song stylist, Maria has shared the musical stage with legendary artists as, Nancy Wilson, George Benson, Ray Charles, Earl Klugh, brothers Ronnie and Hubert Laws, and veteran actor/singer, Keith David.


Join Noel & Maria and special guest Adrian Crutchfield as they celebrate what the world needs now: Love, Sweet Love.  The best of the love songs, from classics to contemporary. 


Adrian Crutchfield is known around the world for his neo-soul sound – creating music in a variety of genres such as jazz, R&B, pop, funk, soul, hip hop, and fusion. His high-energy show brings a diversity to jazz never seen before with music for every generation! Adrian takes pride in bringing a new and powerful sound, merging jazz with today’s pop and hip hop.



$28.00 - $35.00
Feb
12 Sat
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Noel & Maria Present Love Letters from Middle C

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 8:30 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
 More Information
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: November 28, 2021 10:30 AM to February 12, 2022 10:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

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.



NOEL FREIDLINE (Bandleader/Piano)
Pianist, vocalist, writer, arranger and educator, doesn’t come close to all things Noel Freidline! As a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of North Florida, with a BA in Music, Noel has been the bandleader of The Noel Freidline Quintet for over 26 years. He has numerous recordings to his credit, and has performed at jazz festivals from the Jacksonville Jazz Festival (FL)…to the Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland)…not to mention, a 3-year stint at the world famous Bellagio in Las Vegas, as the house band, leading his NFQ, where he performed for actress Julia Robert’s surprise 35th birthday party.


Noel was named Best Jazz Musician by Charlotte Magazine in 2006 and in 2009 and was named “Best Musical Director”, by the Metrolina Theatre Association of the Carolinas. In 2011 Freidline was chosen for the Blumenthal Performing Arts Association - Center Stage Award (Charlotte, NC), in recognition of his excellence in service to the arts. And in May, 2015, Noel Freidline was inducted into the Jacksonville Jazz Hall of Fame. 


MARIA HOWELL (Vocals)
For over 35 years, this petite NC native, who splits her time between both the east coast and the west coast, has developed her career as a singer, actor, and voiceover artist. Her debut acting role was the choir soloist in the Oscar Nominated film, “The Color Purple”. She has gone on to appear in hit TV shows as Lifetime’s “Army Wives”, NBC’s “Revolution”, and CBS’s “Criminal Minds”. Feature films…“The Blind Side”, “Hidden Figures”, and “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”. As a song stylist, Maria has shared the musical stage with legendary artists as, Nancy Wilson, George Benson, Ray Charles, Earl Klugh, brothers Ronnie and Hubert Laws, and veteran actor/singer, Keith David.


Join Noel & Maria and special guest Adrian Crutchfield as they celebrate what the world needs now: Love, Sweet Love.  The best of the love songs, from classics to contemporary. 


Adrian Crutchfield is known around the world for his neo-soul sound – creating music in a variety of genres such as jazz, R&B, pop, funk, soul, hip hop, and fusion. His high-energy show brings a diversity to jazz never seen before with music for every generation! Adrian takes pride in bringing a new and powerful sound, merging jazz with today’s pop and hip hop.



$28.00 - $35.00
Feb
13 Sun
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Noel & Maria Present Love Letters from Middle C

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
 More Information
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: November 28, 2021 10:33 AM to February 14, 2022 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.



NOEL FREIDLINE (Bandleader/Piano)
Pianist, vocalist, writer, arranger and educator, doesn’t come close to all things Noel Freidline! As a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of North Florida, with a BA in Music, Noel has been the bandleader of The Noel Freidline Quintet for over 26 years. He has numerous recordings to his credit, and has performed at jazz festivals from the Jacksonville Jazz Festival (FL)…to the Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland)…not to mention, a 3-year stint at the world famous Bellagio in Las Vegas, as the house band, leading his NFQ, where he performed for actress Julia Robert’s surprise 35th birthday party.


Noel was named Best Jazz Musician by Charlotte Magazine in 2006 and in 2009 and was named “Best Musical Director”, by the Metrolina Theatre Association of the Carolinas. In 2011 Freidline was chosen for the Blumenthal Performing Arts Association - Center Stage Award (Charlotte, NC), in recognition of his excellence in service to the arts. And in May, 2015, Noel Freidline was inducted into the Jacksonville Jazz Hall of Fame. 


MARIA HOWELL (Vocals)
For over 35 years, this petite NC native, who splits her time between both the east coast and the west coast, has developed her career as a singer, actor, and voiceover artist. Her debut acting role was the choir soloist in the Oscar Nominated film, “The Color Purple”. She has gone on to appear in hit TV shows as Lifetime’s “Army Wives”, NBC’s “Revolution”, and CBS’s “Criminal Minds”. Feature films…“The Blind Side”, “Hidden Figures”, and “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”. As a song stylist, Maria has shared the musical stage with legendary artists as, Nancy Wilson, George Benson, Ray Charles, Earl Klugh, brothers Ronnie and Hubert Laws, and veteran actor/singer, Keith David.


Join Noel & Maria and special guest Adrian Crutchfield as they celebrate what the world needs now: Love, Sweet Love.  The best of the love songs, from classics to contemporary. 


Adrian Crutchfield is known around the world for his neo-soul sound – creating music in a variety of genres such as jazz, R&B, pop, funk, soul, hip hop, and fusion. His high-energy show brings a diversity to jazz never seen before with music for every generation! Adrian takes pride in bringing a new and powerful sound, merging jazz with today’s pop and hip hop.



$28.00 - $35.00
Feb
13 Sun
Image for Noel & Maria Present Love Letters from Middle C

Noel & Maria Present Love Letters from Middle C

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 8:30 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
 More Information
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: November 28, 2021 10:35 AM to February 13, 2022 10:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

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.



NOEL FREIDLINE (Bandleader/Piano)
Pianist, vocalist, writer, arranger and educator, doesn’t come close to all things Noel Freidline! As a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of North Florida, with a BA in Music, Noel has been the bandleader of The Noel Freidline Quintet for over 26 years. He has numerous recordings to his credit, and has performed at jazz festivals from the Jacksonville Jazz Festival (FL)…to the Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland)…not to mention, a 3-year stint at the world famous Bellagio in Las Vegas, as the house band, leading his NFQ, where he performed for actress Julia Robert’s surprise 35th birthday party.


Noel was named Best Jazz Musician by Charlotte Magazine in 2006 and in 2009 and was named “Best Musical Director”, by the Metrolina Theatre Association of the Carolinas. In 2011 Freidline was chosen for the Blumenthal Performing Arts Association - Center Stage Award (Charlotte, NC), in recognition of his excellence in service to the arts. And in May, 2015, Noel Freidline was inducted into the Jacksonville Jazz Hall of Fame. 


MARIA HOWELL (Vocals)
For over 35 years, this petite NC native, who splits her time between both the east coast and the west coast, has developed her career as a singer, actor, and voiceover artist. Her debut acting role was the choir soloist in the Oscar Nominated film, “The Color Purple”. She has gone on to appear in hit TV shows as Lifetime’s “Army Wives”, NBC’s “Revolution”, and CBS’s “Criminal Minds”. Feature films…“The Blind Side”, “Hidden Figures”, and “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”. As a song stylist, Maria has shared the musical stage with legendary artists as, Nancy Wilson, George Benson, Ray Charles, Earl Klugh, brothers Ronnie and Hubert Laws, and veteran actor/singer, Keith David.


Join Noel & Maria and special guest Adrian Crutchfield as they celebrate what the world needs now: Love, Sweet Love.  The best of the love songs, from classics to contemporary. 

Adrian Crutchfield is known around the world for his neo-soul sound – creating music in a variety of genres such as jazz, R&B, pop, funk, soul, hip hop, and fusion. His high-energy show brings a diversity to jazz never seen before with music for every generation! Adrian takes pride in bringing a new and powerful sound, merging jazz with today’s pop and hip hop.



$28.00 - $35.00
Feb
17 Thu
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Sol Fusion Band

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $39.00
BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS: $31.20

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: December 27, 2021 5:00 PM to February 17, 2022 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.





Sol Fusion Band

Sol Fusion is the brain-child of Hester and Chris McClure, who put the band together in 2011. The band had its very first performance at Alive After Five in Charlotte, in April of 2012, and since then, this dynamic 11-member musical powerhouse has been featured at such large-scale Charlotte public events as Speed Street, Gravediggers Ball, Charlotte Hornets BuzzFest, Carolina Panthers Draft Party as well as their Super Bowl 50 after-party, and CLT New Year’s Eve. Sol Fusion has performed all over the United States and beyond for hundreds of upscale weddings and other private events, but is proud and excited to play at home for friends and family! Unmatched in range and versatility and with impeccable harmonies, Sol Fusion’s front line vocalists cover it all, from the Chicks to Gladys Knight to Lady Gaga, and from Chris Stapleton to Earth, Wind and Fire to Bruno Mars. Bring your dancing shoes!

Personnel: Chris Gray - drums; Archie "Snoop" Pearson - bass; Brad Moody - keys; Zyyayre Williams - guitar; Charlie Fisher - trombone; Jorge Wesly - sax; Phillip Howe - sax/trumpet; Stephanie Massey Streater - vocals; LaVita Hill - vocals; Cara Watson - vocals; Devon Brown - vocals; Eddie Bibbs - production manager; Jason Singleton - swiss army knife

Instagram: @solfusionband
Facebook: Sol Fusion Band

Personnel: Chris Gray - drums; Archie "Snoop" Pearson - bass; Brad Moody - keys; Zyyayre Williams - guitar; Charlie Fisher - trombone; Jorge Wesly - sax; Phillip Howe - sax/trumpet; Stephanie Massey Streater - vocals; LaVita Hill - vocals; Cara Watson - vocals; Devon Brown - vocals; Eddie Bibbs - production manager; Jason Singleton - swiss army knife







$31.20 - $39.00
Feb
18 Fri
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Ede Wright - Hendrix Reimagined: A Jazz Tribute to Jimi Hendrix

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
 More Information
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: January 11, 2022 1:11 PM to February 18, 2022 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.

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


Ede Wright
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Ede Wright is an American guitarist, composer, producer. His ability to move in and out of various musical style from Hip Hop to Jazz, from Pop to Metal, has helped him work with a broad range of innovative and influential artists.

Born in San Francisco, CA to musical parents, there was never a day when Ede didn’t hear either classical piano from his mother, or Jazz saxophone from his father. It seems Ede was destined to play the guitar, because at the age of 10 when his family moved into their home in Tampa FL, Ede found a guitar in one of the closets. I remember taking it to my Dad and saying, who’s is this? He said I guess it’s yours. 

Ede studied classical guitar under Bill Edwards, author of the Fretboard Logic book series, and briefly attend the University of South Florida on a music scholarship. Ede toured with Master Afro-Cuban Percussionist, Gumbi Ortiz with whom he collaborated with on the record Imagine That -by The Gumbi Band. Playing with Gumbi changed me because it was my first opportunity to play with a master level musician. Gumbi played with Chic Corea, Al DiMieola and Miles Davis so he taught me to focus on a much higher level. 

In 1989 Ede moved to the rich music scene of Atlanta GA, there he worked on projects with Grammy winner Destiny’s Child, Laurnea, Ceelo Green, Grammy winner India Arie, Grammy winner K.D. Lang, Euge Groove, Ananda Project, Grammy winner Dionne Farris, Grammy winner Anne Nesbee, Grammy winner Peabo Bryson, Bebl Gilberto, Everything But the Girl, Grammy nominated Russell Gunn, Grammy winner David Sandborn, and Lizz Wright, with whom Ede toured extensively, playing major jazz festivals in Europe and the US. Ede is currently playing with US top show band Simply Irresistible, led by Ronnie Garrett, music director for Tyler Perry Productions.  

Ede’s truest passion now takes shape in the form of his third record as a leader titled Undulatus Asperatus, meaning undulating aspiration. Said to be a new and ominously beautiful cloud formation brought on by the effects of global warming. The music is written and produced by Ede, he plays acoustic, electric, and bass guitars, percussion and programming. Ede has also brought in many talented musicians from across the Atlanta music scene to help bring Undulatus Asperatus to life.

“Life is a beautiful gift, as is music. I pray my music can help people to see the infinite beauty in each other.”- Ede Wright



$28.00 - $35.00
Feb
18 Fri
Image for Ede Wright - Hendrix Reimagined: A Jazz Tribute to Jimi Hendrix

Ede Wright - Hendrix Reimagined: A Jazz Tribute to Jimi Hendrix

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 8:30 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
 More Information
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: January 11, 2022 1:13 PM to February 18, 2022 10:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION


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.



Ede Wright
WATCH
LISTEN

Ede Wright is an American guitarist, composer, producer. His ability to move in and out of various musical style from Hip Hop to Jazz, from Pop to Metal, has helped him work with a broad range of innovative and influential artists.

Born in San Francisco, CA to musical parents, there was never a day when Ede didn’t hear either classical piano from his mother, or Jazz saxophone from his father. It seems Ede was destined to play the guitar, because at the age of 10 when his family moved into their home in Tampa FL, Ede found a guitar in one of the closets. I remember taking it to my Dad and saying, who’s is this? He said I guess it’s yours. 

Ede studied classical guitar under Bill Edwards, author of the Fretboard Logic book series, and briefly attend the University of South Florida on a music scholarship. Ede toured with Master Afro-Cuban Percussionist, Gumbi Ortiz with whom he collaborated with on the record Imagine That -by The Gumbi Band. Playing with Gumbi changed me because it was my first opportunity to play with a master level musician. Gumbi played with Chic Corea, Al DiMieola and Miles Davis so he taught me to focus on a much higher level. 

In 1989 Ede moved to the rich music scene of Atlanta GA, there he worked on projects with Grammy winner Destiny’s Child, Laurnea, Ceelo Green, Grammy winner India Arie, Grammy winner K.D. Lang, Euge Groove, Ananda Project, Grammy winner Dionne Farris, Grammy winner Anne Nesbee, Grammy winner Peabo Bryson, Bebl Gilberto, Everything But the Girl, Grammy nominated Russell Gunn, Grammy winner David Sandborn, and Lizz Wright, with whom Ede toured extensively, playing major jazz festivals in Europe and the US. Ede is currently playing with US top show band Simply Irresistible, led by Ronnie Garrett, music director for Tyler Perry Productions.  

Ede’s truest passion now takes shape in the form of his third record as a leader titled Undulatus Asperatus, meaning undulating aspiration. Said to be a new and ominously beautiful cloud formation brought on by the effects of global warming. The music is written and produced by Ede, he plays acoustic, electric, and bass guitars, percussion and programming. Ede has also brought in many talented musicians from across the Atlanta music scene to help bring Undulatus Asperatus to life.

“Life is a beautiful gift, as is music. I pray my music can help people to see the infinite beauty in each other.”- Ede Wright




$28.00 - $35.00
Feb
19 Sat
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Robyn Springer performs Sade with special Guests Ziad Rabie and Grammy Nominated Artist Rodney Shelton

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $39.00
BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS: $31.20

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: January 11, 2022 9:58 AM to February 19, 2022 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.

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




Robyn Springer
Robyn Springer is a professional vocalist whose richly diverse musical background includes a debut R&B solo album (Makin’ Moves, Virgin Records/ Cardiac); featured vocal performances on albums by such artists as contemporary jazz saxophonist Najee to Fugees’ alternative/rapper John Forte; and various live tours from London to Greece to New York, where she appeared with such legends as George


Benson, Herbie Hancock, and Kirk Whalem. A native of New York City, Springer has recorded on such labels as Atlantic, Transparent and Verve/ Forecast. Springer, a first-alto, boasts a versatile and sultry style known to transport audiences from church pews to Delta juke joints to downtown jazz cafes. Her latest album, The Acoustic Project, is an eclectic collaboration with guitarist and songwriter Greg Cagle.

Rodney Shelton
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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!



$31.20 - $39.00
Feb
19 Sat
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Robyn Springer performs Sade with special Guests Ziad Rabie and Grammy Nominated Artist Rodney Shelton

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 8:30 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $34.00
BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS: $27.20

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: January 11, 2022 10:00 AM to February 19, 2022 10:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

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.



Robyn Springer
Robyn Springer is a professional vocalist whose richly diverse musical background includes a debut R&B solo album (Makin’ Moves, Virgin Records/ Cardiac); featured vocal performances on albums by such artists as contemporary jazz saxophonist Najee to Fugees’ alternative/rapper John Forte; and various live tours from London to Greece to New York, where she appeared with such legends as George


Benson, Herbie Hancock, and Kirk Whalem. A native of New York City, Springer has recorded on such labels as Atlantic, Transparent and Verve/ Forecast. Springer, a first-alto, boasts a versatile and sultry style known to transport audiences from church pews to Delta juke joints to downtown jazz cafes. Her latest album, The Acoustic Project, is an eclectic collaboration with guitarist and songwriter Greg Cagle.

Rodney Shelton
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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!



$27.20 - $34.00
Feb
20 Sun
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Reinaldo Brahn - A Piece of Brazil

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 5:00 PM, Show at 6:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $33.00
BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS: $26.40

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: January 6, 2022 9:26 AM to February 20, 2022 7:00 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.




Reinaldo Brahn
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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".


CD releases:


• “Web Brasil”, released in 2000


• "Ao Vivo no Tocos", a collaborative effort released in 2004


• "A Procura da Razao acoustic”, released in 2009


• "Brasileiro Soul" released with Reference Recording label in 2011, collaborating with some of the finest


American musicians


• Coming soon – 2019 – Reinaldo’s first all-original, English album called “Impossible Land”!


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$26.40 - $33.00
Feb
23 Wed
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Remember WHENsdays: Dawn Anthony sings Nancy Wilson - Accompanied by the Sean Higgins Trio

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $33.00
BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS: $26.40

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: January 11, 2022 10:20 AM to February 23, 2022 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.

Sarah Vaughan's vocal legacy reaches far and wide.  Charlotte-based vocalist, Dawn Anthony, will take us on Sarah's journey of song while demonstrating that some contemporary singers have a bit more Vaughan in their voice than you may have realized.  Anthony will team up with the Sean Higgins Trio for the outing.  


Dawn Anthony

Dawn is a North Carolina-based singer, music educator, author, and playwright. She engages in artistic collaborations to build bridges across cultures, languages, and generations. Born in Philadelphia, but raised in Georgia, she considers herself a northerner with a southern heart. Singing everything from jazz, blues, Motown, and musical theater to gospel – she thrives on making connections with others beyond the words and notes on the page. 

Dawn earned her degree in music from Queens University of Charlotte and pursues her love of learning, performing, and teaching through cultural exchange. She has partnered with her alma mater for “Creative Crossroads;”an artist-in-residence concert and lecture series about the Harlem Renaissance; expressed through music, poetry, dance and visual art. Her children’s musical, The Gift Way Up in the Closet, premiered at the Fullwood Theater in Matthews, North Carolina in 2019. It is based on her children’s book of the same name and was honored with co-collaborator, S. Kristi Douglas, to receive Best Short Play for Atlanta’s Black Theater festival in 2020. Anthony currently collaborates with Greg Jarrell in a project entitled A Riff of Love; a program that interweaves music, stories, and the visual art of Helms Jarrell. This evolving program aims to inspire listeners and participants to create an atmosphere of justice and belonging. 
Visit Dawn’s website for upcoming events and performances

 

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. 



$26.40 - $33.00
Feb
24 Thu
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Sy Smith performing with Rhythm 4 U Band

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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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: November 16, 2021 1:02 PM to February 24, 2022 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.



Sy Smith
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Sy Smith has long since solidified her place in the world of underground soul music (she’s often called “the hardest working woman in underground soul”). This Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter and producer helped cultivate the nu-soul scene in that city more than 10 years ago, a scene which now easily boasts some of the most progressive artists of that genre to date, some of whom came directly from Smith’s own band line-ups (including Thundercat and Kamasi Washington). Her catalog includes 5 studio albums, with contributions from a who’s who of producers (James Poyser of The Roots, Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest and Nicolay of The Foreign Exchange). All 5 of her albums, including her brand new project “Sometimes A Rose Will Grow In Concrete” have been heralded by critics around the world for Smith’s lyrical dexterity, her vocal whimsy (often colored with a very distinctive rhythmic swing that’s all her own) and her ability to spin a story like few others in soul music. Listeners often remark on Smith’s vocal range, which moves effortlessly from a speakeasy, gritty alto all the way to a stratospheric soprano whistle register reminiscent of the late Minnie Riperton.

Smith’s career began as a backing vocalist on some of the music industry’s most coveted gigs. She has provided supporting vocals for Whitney Houston, Sheila E., Meshell Ndegeocello, Chaka Khan, Usher, Macy Gray and The Rickey Minor Band (as seen on American Idol for six seasons and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno). Most recently though, she’s caught the ear of jazz aficionados as a featured guest with Grammy-winning trumpeter Chris Botti. Audiences around the world are often astounded to see Smith’s voice and Botti’s trumpet go note-for-note in playful competition on stage, and her performance of “The Look Of Love” on his Grammy-nominated DVD “Live In Boston” is an audience favorite. Jazz critics have also taken note of Smith’s solo performances in her genre-bending presentations (e.g. “SySingsJanet!”, her jazz-reworking of classic Janet Jackson songs), which include her often sitting in on piano, synth bass and manipulating her own vocal effects on with an on-stage processor.

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$36.00 - $45.00
Feb
25 Fri
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Sy Smith performing with Rhythm 4 U Band

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
 More Information
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: November 16, 2021 12:58 PM to February 25, 2022 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.



Sy Smith
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Sy Smith has long since solidified her place in the world of underground soul music (she’s often called “the hardest working woman in underground soul”). This Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter and producer helped cultivate the nu-soul scene in that city more than 10 years ago, a scene which now easily boasts some of the most progressive artists of that genre to date, some of whom came directly from Smith’s own band line-ups (including Thundercat and Kamasi Washington). Her catalog includes 5 studio albums, with contributions from a who’s who of producers (James Poyser of The Roots, Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest and Nicolay of The Foreign Exchange). All 5 of her albums, including her brand new project “Sometimes A Rose Will Grow In Concrete” have been heralded by critics around the world for Smith’s lyrical dexterity, her vocal whimsy (often colored with a very distinctive rhythmic swing that’s all her own) and her ability to spin a story like few others in soul music. Listeners often remark on Smith’s vocal range, which moves effortlessly from a speakeasy, gritty alto all the way to a stratospheric soprano whistle register reminiscent of the late Minnie Riperton.

Smith’s career began as a backing vocalist on some of the music industry’s most coveted gigs. She has provided supporting vocals for Whitney Houston, Sheila E., Meshell Ndegeocello, Chaka Khan, Usher, Macy Gray and The Rickey Minor Band (as seen on American Idol for six seasons and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno). Most recently though, she’s caught the ear of jazz aficionados as a featured guest with Grammy-winning trumpeter Chris Botti. Audiences around the world are often astounded to see Smith’s voice and Botti’s trumpet go note-for-note in playful competition on stage, and her performance of “The Look Of Love” on his Grammy-nominated DVD “Live In Boston” is an audience favorite. Jazz critics have also taken note of Smith’s solo performances in her genre-bending presentations (e.g. “SySingsJanet!”, her jazz-reworking of classic Janet Jackson songs), which include her often sitting in on piano, synth bass and manipulating her own vocal effects on with an on-stage processor.

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$44.00 - $55.00
Feb
25 Fri
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Sy Smith performing with Rhythm 4 U Band

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 8:30 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
 More Information
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: November 16, 2021 1:04 PM to February 25, 2022 10:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

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.



Sy Smith
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Sy Smith has long since solidified her place in the world of underground soul music (she’s often called “the hardest working woman in underground soul”). This Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter and producer helped cultivate the nu-soul scene in that city more than 10 years ago, a scene which now easily boasts some of the most progressive artists of that genre to date, some of whom came directly from Smith’s own band line-ups (including Thundercat and Kamasi Washington). Her catalog includes 5 studio albums, with contributions from a who’s who of producers (James Poyser of The Roots, Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest and Nicolay of The Foreign Exchange). All 5 of her albums, including her brand new project “Sometimes A Rose Will Grow In Concrete” have been heralded by critics around the world for Smith’s lyrical dexterity, her vocal whimsy (often colored with a very distinctive rhythmic swing that’s all her own) and her ability to spin a story like few others in soul music. Listeners often remark on Smith’s vocal range, which moves effortlessly from a speakeasy, gritty alto all the way to a stratospheric soprano whistle register reminiscent of the late Minnie Riperton.

Smith’s career began as a backing vocalist on some of the music industry’s most coveted gigs. She has provided supporting vocals for Whitney Houston, Sheila E., Meshell Ndegeocello, Chaka Khan, Usher, Macy Gray and The Rickey Minor Band (as seen on American Idol for six seasons and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno). Most recently though, she’s caught the ear of jazz aficionados as a featured guest with Grammy-winning trumpeter Chris Botti. Audiences around the world are often astounded to see Smith’s voice and Botti’s trumpet go note-for-note in playful competition on stage, and her performance of “The Look Of Love” on his Grammy-nominated DVD “Live In Boston” is an audience favorite. Jazz critics have also taken note of Smith’s solo performances in her genre-bending presentations (e.g. “SySingsJanet!”, her jazz-reworking of classic Janet Jackson songs), which include her often sitting in on piano, synth bass and manipulating her own vocal effects on with an on-stage processor.

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$36.00 - $45.00
Feb
26 Sat
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Sy Smith performing with Rhythm 4 U Band

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
 More Information
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: November 16, 2021 12:57 PM to February 26, 2022 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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Sy Smith
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Sy Smith has long since solidified her place in the world of underground soul music (she’s often called “the hardest working woman in underground soul”). This Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter and producer helped cultivate the nu-soul scene in that city more than 10 years ago, a scene which now easily boasts some of the most progressive artists of that genre to date, some of whom came directly from Smith’s own band line-ups (including Thundercat and Kamasi Washington). Her catalog includes 5 studio albums, with contributions from a who’s who of producers (James Poyser of The Roots, Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest and Nicolay of The Foreign Exchange). All 5 of her albums, including her brand new project “Sometimes A Rose Will Grow In Concrete” have been heralded by critics around the world for Smith’s lyrical dexterity, her vocal whimsy (often colored with a very distinctive rhythmic swing that’s all her own) and her ability to spin a story like few others in soul music. Listeners often remark on Smith’s vocal range, which moves effortlessly from a speakeasy, gritty alto all the way to a stratospheric soprano whistle register reminiscent of the late Minnie Riperton.

Smith’s career began as a backing vocalist on some of the music industry’s most coveted gigs. She has provided supporting vocals for Whitney Houston, Sheila E., Meshell Ndegeocello, Chaka Khan, Usher, Macy Gray and The Rickey Minor Band (as seen on American Idol for six seasons and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno). Most recently though, she’s caught the ear of jazz aficionados as a featured guest with Grammy-winning trumpeter Chris Botti. Audiences around the world are often astounded to see Smith’s voice and Botti’s trumpet go note-for-note in playful competition on stage, and her performance of “The Look Of Love” on his Grammy-nominated DVD “Live In Boston” is an audience favorite. Jazz critics have also taken note of Smith’s solo performances in her genre-bending presentations (e.g. “SySingsJanet!”, her jazz-reworking of classic Janet Jackson songs), which include her often sitting in on piano, synth bass and manipulating her own vocal effects on with an on-stage processor.

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$44.00 - $55.00
Feb
26 Sat
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Sy Smith performing with Rhythm 4 U Band

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 8:30 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
 More Information
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: November 16, 2021 1:06 PM to February 26, 2022 10:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

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.



Sy Smith
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Sy Smith has long since solidified her place in the world of underground soul music (she’s often called “the hardest working woman in underground soul”). This Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter and producer helped cultivate the nu-soul scene in that city more than 10 years ago, a scene which now easily boasts some of the most progressive artists of that genre to date, some of whom came directly from Smith’s own band line-ups (including Thundercat and Kamasi Washington). Her catalog includes 5 studio albums, with contributions from a who’s who of producers (James Poyser of The Roots, Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest and Nicolay of The Foreign Exchange). All 5 of her albums, including her brand new project “Sometimes A Rose Will Grow In Concrete” have been heralded by critics around the world for Smith’s lyrical dexterity, her vocal whimsy (often colored with a very distinctive rhythmic swing that’s all her own) and her ability to spin a story like few others in soul music. Listeners often remark on Smith’s vocal range, which moves effortlessly from a speakeasy, gritty alto all the way to a stratospheric soprano whistle register reminiscent of the late Minnie Riperton.

Smith’s career began as a backing vocalist on some of the music industry’s most coveted gigs. She has provided supporting vocals for Whitney Houston, Sheila E., Meshell Ndegeocello, Chaka Khan, Usher, Macy Gray and The Rickey Minor Band (as seen on American Idol for six seasons and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno). Most recently though, she’s caught the ear of jazz aficionados as a featured guest with Grammy-winning trumpeter Chris Botti. Audiences around the world are often astounded to see Smith’s voice and Botti’s trumpet go note-for-note in playful competition on stage, and her performance of “The Look Of Love” on his Grammy-nominated DVD “Live In Boston” is an audience favorite. Jazz critics have also taken note of Smith’s solo performances in her genre-bending presentations (e.g. “SySingsJanet!”, her jazz-reworking of classic Janet Jackson songs), which include her often sitting in on piano, synth bass and manipulating her own vocal effects on with an on-stage processor.

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$36.00 - $45.00
Feb
27 Sun
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JD Presents Tom Braxton

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 5:00 PM, Show at 6:00 PM
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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: January 10, 2022 9:11 AM to February 27, 2022 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.

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Tom Braxton

Tom Braxton has garnered critical acclaim while thrilling audiences of all ages from coast to coast and abroad for over two decades. From Africa to Japan... from New York to Los Angeles, Braxtons distinct, melodic sound leaves audiences astounded, clapping, and on their feet. 

This Charismatic performer has been a headliner on the Algarve Smooth Jazz Festival in Portugal, The Stanbic Jazz Festival IN Ghana The smooth jazz Europe Festival in the Netherlands, and the Nile Gold Jazz festival safari in Uganda. He was also showcased on the Java Jazz festival In Jakarta, Indonesia. He's also been a featured artist and fan favorite on the Smooth Jazz Cruise for 12 years. 

Braxton has toured extensively with both Earl Lugh and wayman Tisdale, serving as the latter's Musical Director. He's also shared the stage with many notable artists including Bob james, Lee Ritenour, dave koz, Marcus Miller, Paul Jackson Jr., George duke, Kirk Whalum, Aretha Franklin, Luther Vandross, Sheila E.,  Rick Braun, Keiko Matsui, Brian Culbertson, Candy Dulfer, Warren Hill, Paul Brown, Jonathan BUtler, PEter White, Jeff Golub, Norman Brown, and Phillip Bailey. 


John Dillard
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Profusely creative, highly energetic, sensitive, and yet dynamic: These are a few words that describe the artistry of this extraordinary artist and bassist. From Gospel to RnB, Funk to Jazz, John’s versa-le style has been a key element for many artists, producers, and musical directors worldwide.

$28.00 - $35.00

300 South Brevard Street
Charlotte, NC
United States