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Jun
6 Sun
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The Stephen Gordon Quartet featuring Big Chief Donald Harrison, Jr. - Bebop & Beyond

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 4:45 PM, Show at 5:45 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
CLUB SEATING: $33.00
BABY GRAND MEMBERS: $26.40

TICKET SALE DATES
CLUB SEATING / BABY GRAND MEMBERS Public Onsale: April 19, 2021 2:07 PM to June 6, 2021 5:45 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION


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


Middle C Jazz has indoor club seating available on a first-come basis. We also offer preferred seating for our Baby Grand members. 


For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.

 “No matter where one is on the path, one must always seek council with the masters.” “Drummer Stephen Gordon delivers on his promise to bring the finest to the Charlotte stage - Master saxophonist Big Chief Donald Harrison, Jr., bassist John Brown and pianist Sean Higgins usher in with elegance, sophistication and truth – The great art form of Jazz, Bebop, and the instructions and foundation, of and for, the music of tomorrow.

Stephen Gordon - Drums
Big Chief Donald Harrison - Alto Saxophone
Sean Higgins - Piano
John Brown - Acoustic Bass

Big Chief Donald Harrison- New Orleans born saxophonist Donald Harrison is a musician/composer who musicians consider a master of every era of jazz, soul, funk, and orchestral classical music. He has appeared as a musician/actor in many films and TV series including “Treme”, Oscar-winning director Johnathon Demme’s film “Rachel Getting Married”, Spike Lee’s “When The Levee’s Broke” documentary, and Marvel’s “Luke Cage”. This talented artist is the recognized Big Chief of Congo Square in Afro-New Orleans culture and was made a Chief in 2019 by Queen Diambi Kabatusuila in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa.

He has played with artists such as Roy Haynes, Art Blakey, Eddie Palmieri, Dr. John, Lena Horne, McCoy Tyner, Miles Davis, Ron Carter, Billy Cobham, Digable Planets, Guru’s Jazzmatazz, The Headhunters, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and The Notorious BIG.

He began exploring music through the lens of quantum physics in 2000. With quantum jazz, Harrison heard how to move music from a two-dimensional state into a four-dimensional state. Harrison has been a mentor to artist as diverse as The Notorious Big, Jonathon Batiste, Christian Scott, Trombone Shorty, and Esperanza Spaulding.  

STEPHEN GORDON – Charlotte native, drummer/pianist/composer/arranger Stephen Gordon has been performing, touring and recording for a span of 20 years. Stephen has shared the stage with master musicians such as Ellis Marsalis, Joey DeFrancesco, Wayne Henderson, Cyrus Chestnut, Jason Marsalis, vocalist Kurt Elling, and Poet Abidune Olyewole (The Last Poets), to name a few. He has performed at Tchaichovsky Hall and The Kursk Philharmonia  in Russia, The National Concert Hall in Taiwan, Opéra Bastille in Paris, Lincoln Center, The Village Vanguard, Blue Note and The Jazz Standard in New York, Ronnie Scott's in London, England, C Venues in Edinburgh, Scotland, Blues Alley in DC, Babylon in Istanbul, Turkey, The North Sea Jazz Festival in Amsterdam, and many other great venues across the world. Besides playing and touring, recording and teaching have been prospects for Stephen to share in his talents and learn and grow as a musician and as a person.

STEPHEN GORDON uses exclusively - MURAT DIRIL cymbals, SONOR drums, EVANS drumheads, PROMARK sticks/brushes, TACKLE SUPPLY CO. cymbal and stick bags, AHEAD ARMOR drum bags and ROC-N-SOC drum thrones.



$26.40 - $33.00
Jun
6 Sun
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The Stephen Gordon Quartet featuring Big Chief Donald Harrison, Jr. - Bebop & Beyond

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 6:45 PM, Show at 7:45 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
CLUB SEATING: $33.00
BABY GRAND MEMBERS: $26.40

TICKET SALE DATES
CLUB SEATING / BABY GRAND MEMBERS Public Onsale: April 19, 2021 2:11 PM to June 6, 2021 7:45 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION


Middle C Jazz has indoor club seating available on a first-come basis. We also offer preferred seating for our Baby Grand members. 


For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.

 “No matter where one is on the path, one must always seek council with the masters.” “Drummer Stephen Gordon delivers on his promise to bring the finest to the Charlotte stage - Master saxophonist Big Chief Donald Harrison, Jr., bassist John Brown and pianist Sean Higgins usher in with elegance, sophistication and truth – The great art form of Jazz, Bebop, and the instructions and foundation, of and for, the music of tomorrow.

Stephen Gordon - Drums
Big Chief Donald Harrison - Alto Saxophone
Sean Higgins - Piano
John Brown - Acoustic Bass

Big Chief Donald Harrison- New Orleans born saxophonist Donald Harrison is a musician/composer who musicians consider a master of every era of jazz, soul, funk, and orchestral classical music. He has appeared as a musician/actor in many films and TV series including “Treme”, Oscar-winning director Johnathon Demme’s film “Rachel Getting Married”, Spike Lee’s “When The Levee’s Broke” documentary, and Marvel’s “Luke Cage”. This talented artist is the recognized Big Chief of Congo Square in Afro-New Orleans culture and was made a Chief in 2019 by Queen Diambi Kabatusuila in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa.

He has played with artists such as Roy Haynes, Art Blakey, Eddie Palmieri, Dr. John, Lena Horne, McCoy Tyner, Miles Davis, Ron Carter, Billy Cobham, Digable Planets, Guru’s Jazzmatazz, The Headhunters, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and The Notorious BIG.

He began exploring music through the lens of quantum physics in 2000. With quantum jazz, Harrison heard how to move music from a two-dimensional state into a four-dimensional state. Harrison has been a mentor to artist as diverse as The Notorious Big, Jonathon Batiste, Christian Scott, Trombone Shorty, and Esperanza Spaulding.  

STEPHEN GORDON – Charlotte native, drummer/pianist/composer/arranger Stephen Gordon has been performing, touring and recording for a span of 20 years. Stephen has shared the stage with master musicians such as Ellis Marsalis, Joey DeFrancesco, Wayne Henderson, Cyrus Chestnut, Jason Marsalis, vocalist Kurt Elling, and Poet Abidune Olyewole (The Last Poets), to name a few. He has performed at Tchaichovsky Hall and The Kursk Philharmonia  in Russia, The National Concert Hall in Taiwan, Opéra Bastille in Paris, Lincoln Center, The Village Vanguard, Blue Note and The Jazz Standard in New York, Ronnie Scott's in London, England, C Venues in Edinburgh, Scotland, Blues Alley in DC, Babylon in Istanbul, Turkey, The North Sea Jazz Festival in Amsterdam, and many other great venues across the world. Besides playing and touring, recording and teaching have been prospects for Stephen to share in his talents and learn and grow as a musician and as a person.

STEPHEN GORDON uses exclusively - MURAT DIRIL cymbals, SONOR drums, EVANS drumheads, PROMARK sticks/brushes, TACKLE SUPPLY CO. cymbal and stick bags, AHEAD ARMOR drum bags and ROC-N-SOC drum thrones.



$26.40 - $33.00
Jun
10 Thu
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Rodney Shelton & Eric Brice present Thursday Night Jazz Jam & Martinis

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
CLUB SEATING: $29.00
BABY GRAND MEMBERS: $23.20

TICKET SALE DATES
CLUB SEATING / BABY GRAND MEMBERS Public Onsale: April 18, 2021 10:27 PM to June 10, 2021 7:00 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 indoor club seating available on a first-come basis. We also offer preferred seating for our Baby Grand members. 


For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.

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


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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!


$23.20 - $29.00
Jun
11 Fri
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A Jazzy Birthday Affair with the Dwan Bosman Quartet

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
CLUB SEATING: $36.00
BABY GRAND MEMBERS: $24.00

TICKET SALE DATES
CLUB SEATING / BABY GRAND MEMBERS Public Onsale: April 6, 2021 7:09 PM to June 11, 2021 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

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


Middle C Jazz has indoor club seating available on a first-come basis. We also offer preferred seating for our Baby Grand members. 


For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.


Dwan Bosman’s Birthday Bash sets the tone for the evening as he displays a collage of Jazz forces, flirting with Hard Bop, Bebop, Funk and Free Jazz with attributes of a Straight-Ahead Jazz performance. 

Dwan Bosman

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WEBSITE 
Dwan Bosman began courting the saxophone at the age of 15, inspired by a deep rooted tutelage reaching back to his grandfather.


Initially playing the clarinet & bass clarinet at the age of 12, his interest was to be classically trained, but at the age of 15, listened to “A Love Supreme” by John Coltrane and became infatuated with straight ahead Jazz.


Charlie Parker, Lloyd Smith, Sonny Stitt, The Bosman Twins, Julian “Cannonball” Adderley, Grover Washington Jr, Miles Davis, Kenny Garrett, David Sanborn and GiGi Gryce have been his most poignant influences molding the vivid sound he produces.


This infatuation turned love affair with straight ahead Jazz continues, nevertheless he is limitless and versatile in his talent with an eclectic mix of genres played. His album “Sax Attack” released in 2013 exhibits his versatility and his single “For Eternity” released in 2015 is an “unsung” allegiance to love and the union of two people for a lifetime.        


​Dwan Bosman is the embodiment of live performance, having done so for 25+ years across the nation and abroad, performing is like breathing to this soulful saxophonist and his showmanship is remarkable. Performing regularly at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport for a program entitled “The Sounds of Southern Hospitality” his passion resonates to everyone he serenades whether a disgruntled infant, all the way through to the most mature of crowds.


With his exceptional ability to play and entertain any gender, age group, race and nationality, he has established himself as a benchmark in the city of Atlanta as a premier saxophonist.


Whether functioning as part of the cast of a corporate band, performing with a headliner, or being the headliner himself, he has traveled all paths of the musician walk. Dwan Bosman will take you on a musical excursion not to be forgotten.


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$24.00 - $36.00
Jun
11 Fri
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A Jazzy Birthday Affair with the Dwan Bosman Quartet

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 8:30 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
CLUB SEATING: $36.00
BABY GRAND MEMBERS: $24.00

TICKET SALE DATES
CLUB SEATING / BABY GRAND MEMBERS Public Onsale: April 6, 2021 7:07 PM to June 11, 2021 9:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Middle C Jazz has indoor club seating available on a first-come basis. We also offer preferred seating for our Baby Grand members. 


For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.


Dwan Bosman’s Birthday Bash sets the tone for the evening as he displays a collage of Jazz forces, flirting with Hard Bop, Bebop, Funk and Free Jazz with attributes of a Straight-Ahead Jazz performance. 

Dwan Bosman

LISTEN


WEBSITE 
Dwan Bosman began courting the saxophone at the age of 15, inspired by a deep rooted tutelage reaching back to his grandfather.


Initially playing the clarinet & bass clarinet at the age of 12, his interest was to be classically trained, but at the age of 15, listened to “A Love Supreme” by John Coltrane and became infatuated with straight ahead Jazz.


Charlie Parker, Lloyd Smith, Sonny Stitt, The Bosman Twins, Julian “Cannonball” Adderley, Grover Washington Jr, Miles Davis, Kenny Garrett, David Sanborn and GiGi Gryce have been his most poignant influences molding the vivid sound he produces.


This infatuation turned love affair with straight ahead Jazz continues, nevertheless he is limitless and versatile in his talent with an eclectic mix of genres played. His album “Sax Attack” released in 2013 exhibits his versatility and his single “For Eternity” released in 2015 is an “unsung” allegiance to love and the union of two people for a lifetime.        


​Dwan Bosman is the embodiment of live performance, having done so for 25+ years across the nation and abroad, performing is like breathing to this soulful saxophonist and his showmanship is remarkable. Performing regularly at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport for a program entitled “The Sounds of Southern Hospitality” his passion resonates to everyone he serenades whether a disgruntled infant, all the way through to the most mature of crowds.


With his exceptional ability to play and entertain any gender, age group, race and nationality, he has established himself as a benchmark in the city of Atlanta as a premier saxophonist.


Whether functioning as part of the cast of a corporate band, performing with a headliner, or being the headliner himself, he has traveled all paths of the musician walk. Dwan Bosman will take you on a musical excursion not to be forgotten.


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$24.00 - $36.00
Jun
12 Sat
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A Jazzy Birthday Affair with the Dwan Bosman Quartet

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
CLUB SEATING: $36.00
BABY GRAND MEMBERS: $24.00

TICKET SALE DATES
CLUB SEATING / BABY GRAND MEMBERS Public Onsale: April 6, 2021 7:04 PM to June 12, 2021 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

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


Middle C Jazz has indoor club seating available on a first-come basis. We also offer preferred seating for our Baby Grand members. 


For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.

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Dwan Bosman’s Birthday Bash sets the tone for the evening as he displays a collage of Jazz forces, flirting with Hard Bop, Bebop, Funk and Free Jazz with attributes of a Straight-Ahead Jazz performance. 

Dwan Bosman

LISTEN


WEBSITE 
Dwan Bosman began courting the saxophone at the age of 15, inspired by a deep rooted tutelage reaching back to his grandfather.


Initially playing the clarinet & bass clarinet at the age of 12, his interest was to be classically trained, but at the age of 15, listened to “A Love Supreme” by John Coltrane and became infatuated with straight ahead Jazz.


Charlie Parker, Lloyd Smith, Sonny Stitt, The Bosman Twins, Julian “Cannonball” Adderley, Grover Washington Jr, Miles Davis, Kenny Garrett, David Sanborn and GiGi Gryce have been his most poignant influences molding the vivid sound he produces.


This infatuation turned love affair with straight ahead Jazz continues, nevertheless he is limitless and versatile in his talent with an eclectic mix of genres played. His album “Sax Attack” released in 2013 exhibits his versatility and his single “For Eternity” released in 2015 is an “unsung” allegiance to love and the union of two people for a lifetime.        


​Dwan Bosman is the embodiment of live performance, having done so for 25+ years across the nation and abroad, performing is like breathing to this soulful saxophonist and his showmanship is remarkable. Performing regularly at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport for a program entitled “The Sounds of Southern Hospitality” his passion resonates to everyone he serenades whether a disgruntled infant, all the way through to the most mature of crowds.


With his exceptional ability to play and entertain any gender, age group, race and nationality, he has established himself as a benchmark in the city of Atlanta as a premier saxophonist.


Whether functioning as part of the cast of a corporate band, performing with a headliner, or being the headliner himself, he has traveled all paths of the musician walk. Dwan Bosman will take you on a musical excursion not to be forgotten.


Facebook
Instagram



$24.00 - $36.00
Jun
12 Sat
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A Jazzy Birthday Affair with the Dwan Bosman Quartet

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 8:30 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
CLUB SEATING: $36.00
BABY GRAND MEMBERS: $24.00

TICKET SALE DATES
CLUB SEATING / BABY GRAND MEMBERS Public Onsale: April 6, 2021 7:05 PM to June 12, 2021 9:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Middle C Jazz has indoor club seating available on a first-come basis. We also offer preferred seating for our Baby Grand members. 


For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.

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



Dwan Bosman’s Birthday Bash sets the tone for the evening as he displays a collage of Jazz forces, flirting with Hard Bop, Bebop, Funk and Free Jazz with attributes of a Straight-Ahead Jazz performance. 

Dwan Bosman

LISTEN


WEBSITE 
Dwan Bosman began courting the saxophone at the age of 15, inspired by a deep rooted tutelage reaching back to his grandfather.


Initially playing the clarinet & bass clarinet at the age of 12, his interest was to be classically trained, but at the age of 15, listened to “A Love Supreme” by John Coltrane and became infatuated with straight ahead Jazz.


Charlie Parker, Lloyd Smith, Sonny Stitt, The Bosman Twins, Julian “Cannonball” Adderley, Grover Washington Jr, Miles Davis, Kenny Garrett, David Sanborn and GiGi Gryce have been his most poignant influences molding the vivid sound he produces.


This infatuation turned love affair with straight ahead Jazz continues, nevertheless he is limitless and versatile in his talent with an eclectic mix of genres played. His album “Sax Attack” released in 2013 exhibits his versatility and his single “For Eternity” released in 2015 is an “unsung” allegiance to love and the union of two people for a lifetime.        


​Dwan Bosman is the embodiment of live performance, having done so for 25+ years across the nation and abroad, performing is like breathing to this soulful saxophonist and his showmanship is remarkable. Performing regularly at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport for a program entitled “The Sounds of Southern Hospitality” his passion resonates to everyone he serenades whether a disgruntled infant, all the way through to the most mature of crowds.


With his exceptional ability to play and entertain any gender, age group, race and nationality, he has established himself as a benchmark in the city of Atlanta as a premier saxophonist.


Whether functioning as part of the cast of a corporate band, performing with a headliner, or being the headliner himself, he has traveled all paths of the musician walk. Dwan Bosman will take you on a musical excursion not to be forgotten.


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Instagram



$24.00 - $36.00
Jun
13 Sun
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Willie Walker & Conversation Piece-Smooth Jazz and Soul Grooves

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 5:00 PM, Show at 6:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
CLUB SEATING: $35.00
BABY GRAND MEMBERS: $28.00

TICKET SALE DATES
CLUB SEATING / BABY GRAND MEMBERS Public Onsale: May 10, 2021 8:10 PM to June 13, 2021 9:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

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


Middle C Jazz has indoor club seating available on a first-come basis. We also offer preferred seating for our Baby Grand members. https://middlecjazz.com/tickets-memberships/ 





Conversation Piece gives people something to talk about! The band is a successful and respected staple in Charlotte with a loyal following.


Conversation Piece members include Willie Walker on bass guitar and vocals, Carl Ratliff on saxophone and flute, Darryl Payton on Trombone, Kevin Homesley on keyboards, Jerry Moore on guitar and Christian Whitley on drums.


Conversation Piece has been performing as a sextet for more than a decade. The six talented individuals with impressive musical backgrounds combine for a unique sound. Walker,, Ratliff, Payton, Homesley, Moore and Whitley bring together not only their love of music, but also, years of experience in the musical industry.


Willie Walker, the group's founder and leader, is a student of electronic music and composition. Walker has performed with Clarke Terry, George Howard, Barbara Weathers (formerly of Atlantic Starr), Sibyl Lynch, Najee and Dick Smith (formerly of Earth Wind and Fire). He performs vocals and plays bass on Discography: Alive and Kick In, Anthology of Beach Music, by Grammy Winner General Norman Johnson and the Chairman of the Board, with whom he also toured.


$28.00 - $35.00
Jun
13 Sun
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Willie Walker & Conversation Piece-Smooth Jazz and Soul Grooves

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 7:30 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
CLUB SEATING: $35.00
BABY GRAND MEMBERS: $28.00

TICKET SALE DATES
CLUB SEATING / BABY GRAND MEMBERS Public Onsale: May 10, 2021 8:10 PM to June 13, 2021 11:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

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


Middle C Jazz has indoor club seating available on a first-come basis. We also offer preferred seating for our Baby Grand members. https://middlecjazz.com/tickets-memberships/ 





Conversation Piece gives people something to talk about! The band is a successful and respected staple in Charlotte with a loyal following.


Conversation Piece members include Willie Walker on bass guitar and vocals, Carl Ratliff on saxophone and flute, Darryl Payton on Trombone, Kevin Homesley on keyboards, Jerry Moore on guitar and Christian Whitley on drums.


Conversation Piece has been performing as a sextet for more than a decade. The six talented individuals with impressive musical backgrounds combine for a unique sound. Walker,, Ratliff, Payton, Homesley, Moore and Whitley bring together not only their love of music, but also, years of experience in the musical industry.


Willie Walker, the group's founder and leader, is a student of electronic music and composition. Walker has performed with Clarke Terry, George Howard, Barbara Weathers (formerly of Atlantic Starr), Sibyl Lynch, Najee and Dick Smith (formerly of Earth Wind and Fire). He performs vocals and plays bass on Discography: Alive and Kick In, Anthology of Beach Music, by Grammy Winner General Norman Johnson and the Chairman of the Board, with whom he also toured.


$28.00 - $35.00
Jun
17 Thu
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Andre Ferreri Quintetto CD Release of new album "Numero Uno"

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
CLUB SEATING: $29.00
BABY GRAND MEMBERS: $23.20

TICKET SALE DATES
CLUB SEATING / BABY GRAND MEMBERS Public Onsale: April 16, 2021 10:00 AM to June 17, 2021 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

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


Middle C Jazz has indoor club seating available on a first-come basis. We also offer preferred seating for our Baby Grand members. 


For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.


ANDRE FERRERI


Launching his career after a year at Berklee College of Music touring, New York born, Charlotte NC based guitarist Andre Ferreri has a resume as expansive, freewheeling and genre transcendent as his compositional and playing style. Over the decades, he’s worked professionally with an array of pop, soul and jazz legends.


For 12 years, he led contemporary jazz ensemble Airstream as the main outlet for his eclectic original material and he is first call guitarist for his hometown Charlotte Symphony. His compositions have appeared on TV shows, in films and commercials and for years he produced soundalike tracks for the karaoke company Sound Choice. In 2008, Ferreri co-founded Laser Records, a label created to help musicians promote their music. 


For all these vast accomplishments, nothing thrills Ferreri more – or makes him feel more creative, expressive and vibrant - than when he gets back to the traditional jazz and swing that shifted his sensibilities early on from 70’s classic rock to modern and traditional jazz. His perfectly titled latest album Numero Uno – attributed to the Euro sounding Andre Ferreri Quintetto - brings him full circle and is the culmination of the past four-five years of his life. He laid the foundation for his full-fledged return to traditional jazz with his 2015 album Tributes, which included a song dedicated to Joe Pass.


Other longtime associates that form the core “Quintetto” include acoustic bassist Anna Stadlman and pianists Mark Stallings, Phillip Howe and Sean Higgins. Stallings also plays the Hammond B-3 on the barnburner “Uptown Swing.”Ferreri worked for the first time with Kobie Watkins, a well-traveled world class drummer who has skinned for everyone from Kurt Elling and Arturo Sandoval to Sonny Rollins. Ferreri chose to name his group the Italian version of “quintet” because the project has a Euro-Italian feel to it and he wanted to pay homage to both his heritage and the inspiration he found in Italy.


Growing up, Ferreri – who picked up the guitar at age 9 and got serious around 16 – started jazz via everyone from John McLaughlin and Miles Davis to Wes Montgomery, George Benson, Joe Pass and others. After Berklee – where he studied composition and arranging and went to school with future influential guitarists Kevin Eubanks and the late Emily Remler – he hit the road to the tune of 250 dates a year for four years. Later he started gigging and recorded his first vinyl album Projections with Dixie Dregs keyboardist T Lavitz. His next group in the 80’s, an intricate fusion ensemble called Flight 108, recorded four more albums that featured guests like Dave Valentin and Bill Evans. Ferreri’s background includes work with hundreds of legendary artists and custom music for shows on the Discovery Channel and Animal Planet and countless others. Other albums he recorded under his own name: A Place in The Shade (2004), Spirit Feel (2010), Tributes (2015) and Airstream-Relatively Speaking (2018)




$23.20 - $29.00
Jun
18 Fri
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Noel and Maria Present: CATCHING SOME RAYS: A Tribute to Ray Charles

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $45.00
CLUB SEATING: $52.00
BABY GRAND MEMBERS: $41.60

TICKET SALE DATES
CLUB SEATING / BABY GRAND MEMBERS Public Onsale: June 17, 2021 7:00 PM to June 18, 2021 11:59 PM
ADVANCED / CLUB SEATING / BABY GRAND MEMBERS Public Onsale: May 4, 2021 9:33 AM to June 17, 2021 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

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


Middle C Jazz has indoor club seating available on a first-come basis. We also offer preferred seating for our Baby Grand members. 


For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.

Scan the audience of a Ray Charles concert and one would have seen an almost perfect cross-section of American culture, Charles’ fans representing every age, race, and ideology. Combining gospel music with secular lyrics, Ray Charles became the father of soul music. With a signature sound, Ray Charles music is undeniably universal. He definitely put the “soul” in soul music! Join Noel and Maria and their all-star band as they celebrate one of America’s greatest performers “Georgia On My Mind” “What I Say” “I Can’t Stop Loving You” “I’ve Got a Woman” and many 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.



$41.60 - $52.00
Jun
18 Fri
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Noel and Maria Present: CATCHING SOME RAYS: A Tribute to Ray Charles

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 8:30 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $45.00
CLUB SEATING: $52.00
BABY GRAND MEMBERS: $41.60

TICKET SALE DATES
CLUB SEATING / BABY GRAND MEMBERS Public Onsale: June 17, 2021 9:00 PM to June 18, 2021 11:59 PM
ADVANCED / CLUB SEATING / BABY GRAND MEMBERS Public Onsale: May 4, 2021 9:35 AM to June 17, 2021 9:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Middle C Jazz has indoor club seating available on a first-come basis. We also offer preferred seating for our Baby Grand members. 


For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.


Scan the audience of a Ray Charles concert and one would have seen an almost perfect cross-section of American culture, Charles’ fans representing every age, race, and ideology. Combining gospel music with secular lyrics, Ray Charles became the father of soul music. With a signature sound, Ray Charles music is undeniably universal. He definitely put the “soul” in soul music! Join Noel and Maria and their all-star band as they celebrate one of America’s greatest performers “Georgia On My Mind” “What I Say” “I Can’t Stop Loving You” “I’ve Got a Woman” and many 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.



$41.60 - $52.00
Jun
19 Sat
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Noel and Maria Present: CATCHING SOME RAYS: A Tribute to Ray Charles

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $45.00
CLUB SEATING: $52.00
BABY GRAND MEMBERS: $41.60

TICKET SALE DATES
CLUB SEATING / BABY GRAND MEMBERS Public Onsale: June 18, 2021 7:00 PM to June 19, 2021 11:59 PM
ADVANCED / CLUB SEATING / BABY GRAND MEMBERS Public Onsale: May 4, 2021 9:25 AM to June 18, 2021 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

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


Middle C Jazz has indoor club seating available on a first-come basis. We also offer preferred seating for our Baby Grand members. 


For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.

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



Scan the audience of a Ray Charles concert and one would have seen an almost perfect cross-section of American culture, Charles’ fans representing every age, race, and ideology. Combining gospel music with secular lyrics, Ray Charles became the father of soul music. With a signature sound, Ray Charles music is undeniably universal. He definitely put the “soul” in soul music! Join Noel and Maria and their all-star band as they celebrate one of America’s greatest performers “Georgia On My Mind” “What I Say” “I Can’t Stop Loving You” “I’ve Got a Woman” and many 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.



$41.60 - $52.00
Jun
19 Sat
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Noel and Maria Present: CATCHING SOME RAYS: A Tribute to Ray Charles

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 8:30 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $45.00
CLUB SEATING: $52.00
BABY GRAND MEMBERS: $41.60

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED / CLUB SEATING / BABY GRAND MEMBERS Public Onsale: May 4, 2021 9:29 AM to June 18, 2021 9:00 PM
CLUB SEATING / BABY GRAND MEMBERS Public Onsale: June 18, 2021 9:00 PM to June 19, 2021 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Middle C Jazz has indoor club seating available on a first-come basis. We also offer preferred seating for our Baby Grand members. 


For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.

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



Scan the audience of a Ray Charles concert and one would have seen an almost perfect cross-section of American culture, Charles’ fans representing every age, race, and ideology. Combining gospel music with secular lyrics, Ray Charles became the father of soul music. With a signature sound, Ray Charles music is undeniably universal. He definitely put the “soul” in soul music! Join Noel and Maria and their all-star band as they celebrate one of America’s greatest performers “Georgia On My Mind” “What I Say” “I Can’t Stop Loving You” “I’ve Got a Woman” and many 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.



$41.60 - $52.00
Jun
24 Thu
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Rodney Shelton & Eric Brice present Thursday Night Jazz Jam & Martinis

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
CLUB SEATING: $29.00
BABY GRAND MEMBERS: $23.20

TICKET SALE DATES
CLUB SEATING / BABY GRAND MEMBERS Public Onsale: April 18, 2021 10:30 PM to June 24, 2021 7:00 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 indoor club seating available on a first-come basis. We also offer preferred seating for our Baby Grand members. 


For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.

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


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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!


$23.20 - $29.00
Jun
25 Fri
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Jeff Lorber Trio

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
BABY GRAND MEMBERS: $35.20
GENERAL ADMISSION: $40.00

TICKET SALE DATES
BABY GRAND MEMBERS / GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: December 22, 2020 11:00 AM to June 25, 2021 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION



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


Seating includes the club & patio and is first-come at the door. Only Baby Grand Members qualify for preferred seating. Learn more about Middle C Jazz memberships.




Jeff Lorber Trio


LISTEN


WATCH


WEBSITE


By the late 1970s, trailblazing keyboardist/composer/producer Jeff Lorber had become a prominent figure in the new movement known as jazz fusion – a marriage of traditional jazz with elements of rock, R&B, funk and other electrified sounds. Lorber and his band, the Jeff Lorber Fusion, first honed their craft in the Portland, Oregon, club scene and rapidly expanded their reach to a national and international audience via a combination of complex harmonies, unconventional time signatures and compelling rhythms.


In subsequent years, Lorber dropped the term “fusion” from his billing as the movement evolved into what is currently known as contemporary jazz. Still, he continued to explore the innovative, improvisational potential of grafting other musical forms to the jazz idiom.


More than three decades after his earliest recordings, Lorber has come full circle. His new recording,


Hacienda, set for release August 27, 2013, on Heads Up International, a division of Concord Music Group, ®


revisits a sound he helped pioneer. The album takes the experiment that he started with his GRAMMY - nominated CD, Now is the Time, and his 2012 album, Galaxy, up a notch with 11 exciting and energetic new compositions performed by some of the biggest names in jazz today. Co-produced by Lorber and bassist/composer Jimmy Haslip, Hacienda also features saxophonist Eric Marienthal, a longtime collaborator with Lorber and his collective. Other guests include premier jazz-rock violinist Jean-Luc Ponty, drummers Vinnie Colaiuta and Dave Weckl, and an impressive cadre of other stellar players.


Lorber’s music reaches a new level by crystallizing jazz, funk, and Latin rhythms with some killer melodies that will certainly translate to live performance. Obviously, time spent touring together has made Lorber, Haslip and Marienthal into a tight unit, which is evident from this latest recording.


Stretching the envelope has been Lorber’s strategy from the very beginning. Born in Philadelphia in 1952, Lorber began playing piano when he was just four years old. By his teen years, he had hooked up with several local R&B bands, but his tastes trended more toward jazz when he studied at Berklee College of Music.


 





$35.20 - $40.00
Jun
25 Fri
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Jeff Lorber Trio

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
BABY GRAND MEMBERS: $35.20
GENERAL ADMISSION: $44.00

TICKET SALE DATES
BABY GRAND MEMBERS / GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: December 22, 2020 11:00 AM to June 25, 2021 9:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION



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


Seating includes the club & patio and is first-come at the door. Only Baby Grand Members qualify for preferred seating. Learn more about Middle C Jazz memberships.




Jeff Lorber Trio


LISTEN


WATCH


WEBSITE


By the late 1970s, trailblazing keyboardist/composer/producer Jeff Lorber had become a prominent figure in the new movement known as jazz fusion – a marriage of traditional jazz with elements of rock, R&B, funk and other electrified sounds. Lorber and his band, the Jeff Lorber Fusion, first honed their craft in the Portland, Oregon, club scene and rapidly expanded their reach to a national and international audience via a combination of complex harmonies, unconventional time signatures and compelling rhythms.


In subsequent years, Lorber dropped the term “fusion” from his billing as the movement evolved into what is currently known as contemporary jazz. Still, he continued to explore the innovative, improvisational potential of grafting other musical forms to the jazz idiom.


More than three decades after his earliest recordings, Lorber has come full circle. His new recording,


Hacienda, set for release August 27, 2013, on Heads Up International, a division of Concord Music Group, ®


revisits a sound he helped pioneer. The album takes the experiment that he started with his GRAMMY - nominated CD, Now is the Time, and his 2012 album, Galaxy, up a notch with 11 exciting and energetic new compositions performed by some of the biggest names in jazz today. Co-produced by Lorber and bassist/composer Jimmy Haslip, Hacienda also features saxophonist Eric Marienthal, a longtime collaborator with Lorber and his collective. Other guests include premier jazz-rock violinist Jean-Luc Ponty, drummers Vinnie Colaiuta and Dave Weckl, and an impressive cadre of other stellar players.


Lorber’s music reaches a new level by crystallizing jazz, funk, and Latin rhythms with some killer melodies that will certainly translate to live performance. Obviously, time spent touring together has made Lorber, Haslip and Marienthal into a tight unit, which is evident from this latest recording.


Stretching the envelope has been Lorber’s strategy from the very beginning. Born in Philadelphia in 1952, Lorber began playing piano when he was just four years old. By his teen years, he had hooked up with several local R&B bands, but his tastes trended more toward jazz when he studied at Berklee College of Music.


 





$35.20 - $44.00
Jun
26 Sat
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Jeff Lorber Trio

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
BABY GRAND MEMBERS: $35.20
GENERAL ADMISSION: $44.00

TICKET SALE DATES
BABY GRAND MEMBERS / GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: December 22, 2020 11:00 AM to June 26, 2021 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION



Craft cocktails and small plates begin at 6:00 pm.
Seating includes the club & patio and is first-come at the door. Only Baby Grand Members qualify for preferred seating. Learn more about Middle C Jazz memberships.


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




Jeff Lorber Trio


LISTEN


WATCH


WEBSITE


By the late 1970s, trailblazing keyboardist/composer/producer Jeff Lorber had become a prominent figure in the new movement known as jazz fusion – a marriage of traditional jazz with elements of rock, R&B, funk and other electrified sounds. Lorber and his band, the Jeff Lorber Fusion, first honed their craft in the Portland, Oregon, club scene and rapidly expanded their reach to a national and international audience via a combination of complex harmonies, unconventional time signatures and compelling rhythms.


In subsequent years, Lorber dropped the term “fusion” from his billing as the movement evolved into what is currently known as contemporary jazz. Still, he continued to explore the innovative, improvisational potential of grafting other musical forms to the jazz idiom.


More than three decades after his earliest recordings, Lorber has come full circle. His new recording,


Hacienda, set for release August 27, 2013, on Heads Up International, a division of Concord Music Group, ®


revisits a sound he helped pioneer. The album takes the experiment that he started with his GRAMMY - nominated CD, Now is the Time, and his 2012 album, Galaxy, up a notch with 11 exciting and energetic new compositions performed by some of the biggest names in jazz today. Co-produced by Lorber and bassist/composer Jimmy Haslip, Hacienda also features saxophonist Eric Marienthal, a longtime collaborator with Lorber and his collective. Other guests include premier jazz-rock violinist Jean-Luc Ponty, drummers Vinnie Colaiuta and Dave Weckl, and an impressive cadre of other stellar players.


Lorber’s music reaches a new level by crystallizing jazz, funk, and Latin rhythms with some killer melodies that will certainly translate to live performance. Obviously, time spent touring together has made Lorber, Haslip and Marienthal into a tight unit, which is evident from this latest recording.


 





$35.20 - $44.00
Jun
26 Sat
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Jeff Lorber Trio

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
BABY GRAND MEMBERS: $35.20
GENERAL ADMISSION: $44.00

TICKET SALE DATES
BABY GRAND MEMBERS / GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: December 22, 2020 11:00 AM to June 26, 2021 9:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION



Seating includes the club & patio and is first-come at the door. Only Baby Grand Members qualify for preferred seating. Learn more about Middle C Jazz memberships.


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




Jeff Lorber Trio


LISTEN


WATCH


WEBSITE


By the late 1970s, trailblazing keyboardist/composer/producer Jeff Lorber had become a prominent figure in the new movement known as jazz fusion – a marriage of traditional jazz with elements of rock, R&B, funk and other electrified sounds. Lorber and his band, the Jeff Lorber Fusion, first honed their craft in the Portland, Oregon, club scene and rapidly expanded their reach to a national and international audience via a combination of complex harmonies, unconventional time signatures and compelling rhythms.


In subsequent years, Lorber dropped the term “fusion” from his billing as the movement evolved into what is currently known as contemporary jazz. Still, he continued to explore the innovative, improvisational potential of grafting other musical forms to the jazz idiom.


More than three decades after his earliest recordings, Lorber has come full circle. His new recording,


Hacienda, set for release August 27, 2013, on Heads Up International, a division of Concord Music Group, ®


revisits a sound he helped pioneer. The album takes the experiment that he started with his GRAMMY - nominated CD, Now is the Time, and his 2012 album, Galaxy, up a notch with 11 exciting and energetic new compositions performed by some of the biggest names in jazz today. Co-produced by Lorber and bassist/composer Jimmy Haslip, Hacienda also features saxophonist Eric Marienthal, a longtime collaborator with Lorber and his collective. Other guests include premier jazz-rock violinist Jean-Luc Ponty, drummers Vinnie Colaiuta and Dave Weckl, and an impressive cadre of other stellar players.


Lorber’s music reaches a new level by crystallizing jazz, funk, and Latin rhythms with some killer melodies that will certainly translate to live performance. Obviously, time spent touring together has made Lorber, Haslip and Marienthal into a tight unit, which is evident from this latest recording.


Stretching the envelope has been Lorber’s strategy from the very beginning. Born in Philadelphia in 1952, Lorber began playing piano when he was just four years old. By his teen years, he had hooked up with several local R&B bands, but his tastes trended more toward jazz when he studied at Berklee College of Music.


 





$35.20 - $44.00
Jun
27 Sun
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Gospel Sunday at Middle C Jazz

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 1:00 PM, Show at 2:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
CLUB SEATING: $28.00
CHILD TICKET: $12.00
BABY GRAND MEMBERS: $22.40
GROUP: $22.40

TICKET SALE DATES
CLUB SEATING / CHILD TICKET / BABY GRAND MEMBERS / GROUP Public Onsale: May 3, 2021 11:18 PM to June 27, 2021 2:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Gospel Sunday - Timar Entertainment
Craft cocktails and small plates begin at 1:00 pm.


Middle C Jazz has indoor club seating available on a first-come basis. We also offer preferred seating for our Baby Grand members. 


For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.

Fuel your body and move your soul! With classic gospel playlists and live gospel performances featuring special guests. Be prepared to feast on inspirational music that will surely move your body and fuel your soul.



$12.00 - $28.00

300 South Brevard Street
Charlotte, NC
United States