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  • Nov
    5 Sun
    Brubeck Brothers Quartet

    Brubeck Brothers Quartet

    Charlotte, NC
    United States
    Doors at 5:00 PM, Show at 6:00 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    GENERAL ADMISSION: $50.00
    BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS: $40.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: July 17, 2023 4:27 PM to November 5, 2023 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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    BRUBECK BROTHERS QUARTET
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    Chris and Dan Brubeck have been making music together practically all their lives. Drummer Dan and bassist, trombonist, and composer Chris cut their first record together in 1966—nearly a half century ago. They’ve subsequently played a variety of styles in a number of different groups, as well as with their father, jazz giant Dave Brubeck, and with their own Brubeck Brothers Quartet. With Dan and Chris as the foundation, guitarist Mike DeMicco and pianist Chuck Lamb, complete this dynamic quartet. They perform at concert series, colleges, and jazz festivals across North America and Europe including the Newport, Detroit, Montreal, Playboy/Hollywood Bowl, and Monterey Jazz Festivals. The Quartet’s last cd, LifeTimes was a hit on the Jazz Week radio chart where it made the Top Ten list as one of the most played jazz recordings of the year. 



    $40.00 - $50.00
  • Nov
    8 Wed
    Gulf Coast Records' Blues Music Award Winner Albert Castiglia

    Gulf Coast Records' Blues Music Award Winner Albert Castiglia

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

    TICKET SALE DATES
    GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: July 17, 2023 4:12 PM to November 8, 2023 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.



    ALBERT CASTIGLIA
    WEBSITE
    WATCH
    Miami-raised Albert Castiglia served an apprenticeship while backing legendary blues musician Junior Wells. He later went on to work with singer Sandra Hall. Never content to allow himself to be confined to any particular category, he embarked on a solo career that’s yielded many critically-acclaimed albums and consist kudos for his exceptional instrumental prowess, his searing vocals, and live performances that have dazzled audiences from coast to coast.

    It’s little wonder that Miami’s New Times lauded him as South Florida’s “Best Blues Guitarist” or that USA Today was inspired to remark “It's a revelation to discover the thrilling retro-electric blues from this astonishing young guitarist.” M Music & Musicians once noted, “His back-to-basics approach follows in the footsteps of those who fostered the blues in the Mississippi Delta and the smoky late-night haunts of Chicago.”

    After the highly successful and critically acclaimed release of Masterpiece on Gulf Coast Records, Castiglia was nominated for two Blues Music Awards in the categories of Blues Rock Album of the Year and Blues Rock Artist of the Year and won Blues Rock Album of the Year...




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

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

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

    TICKET SALE DATES
    GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: August 27, 2023 9:15 PM to November 9, 2023 8:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

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

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


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


    For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.


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

    Rodney Shelton
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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!


    $28.00 - $35.00
  • Nov
    10 Fri
    An Evening with Guitarist Jonathan Butler

    An Evening with Guitarist Jonathan Butler

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



    JONATHAN BUTLER
    WATCH
    WEBSITE

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

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

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


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


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




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  • Nov
    10 Fri
    An Evening with Guitarist Jonathan Butler

    An Evening with Guitarist Jonathan Butler

    Charlotte, NC
    United States
    Doors at 8:45 PM, Show at 9:15 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.



    JONATHAN BUTLER
    WATCH
    WEBSITE

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

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

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


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


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




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  • Nov
    11 Sat
    A night with Brian Simpson

    A night with Brian Simpson

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

    TICKET SALE DATES
    GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: February 15, 2023 2:10 PM to November 11, 2023 8:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

    Small plates and craft cocktails will be served when doors open at 5:15PM.



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


    For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.



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    Join us at Middle C Jazz for a night with keyboardist, composer, and studio musician Brian Simpson

    Brian Simpson
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    WEBSITE
    After graduating from Northern Illinois University, keyboardist and composer Brian Simpson relocated to Los Angeles where he was soon playing alongside musicians Gerald Albright and Norman Brown and eventually on a world tour with Janet Jackson.
    In 1990 Simpson received a call from George Duke that led to a decade of touring and production work with the late jazz legend. It was his tenure with George that led to working with a variety of artists, from James Ingram and Anita Baker to Dave Koz and Wayman Tisdale.
    The popularity of his music worldwide has kept Mr. Simpson on a seemingly endless world tour which in 2019 included Japan, Australia, Korea, Indonesia, Philippines, Spain, United Kingdom, Portugal, and South Africa.
    With writing and performing credits on R&B chart-topping albums and Smooth Jazz Airplay charts, it’s clear why Brian is the veteran Music Director of so many jazz events.
    Brian is a recording artist with Shanachie Entertainment which is releasing his tenth CD entitled All That Matters (2021).

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brian.simpson.jazz 
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/bsimpsonjazz 




    $36.00 - $45.00
  • Nov
    11 Sat
    A night with Brian Simpson

    A night with Brian Simpson

    Charlotte, NC
    United States
    Doors at 8:15 PM, Show at 8:45 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    GENERAL ADMISSION: $40.00
    BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS: $32.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: February 15, 2023 2:15 PM to November 11, 2023 10:15 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.



    Join us at Middle C Jazz for a night with keyboardist, composer, and studio musician Brian Simpson

    Brian Simpson
    LISTEN
    WATCH
    WEBSITE
    After graduating from Northern Illinois University, keyboardist and composer Brian Simpson relocated to Los Angeles where he was soon playing alongside musicians Gerald Albright and Norman Brown and eventually on a world tour with Janet Jackson.
    In 1990 Simpson received a call from George Duke that led to a decade of touring and production work with the late jazz legend. It was his tenure with George that led to working with a variety of artists, from James Ingram and Anita Baker to Dave Koz and Wayman Tisdale.
    The popularity of his music worldwide has kept Mr. Simpson on a seemingly endless world tour which in 2019 included Japan, Australia, Korea, Indonesia, Philippines, Spain, United Kingdom, Portugal, and South Africa.
    With writing and performing credits on R&B chart-topping albums and Smooth Jazz Airplay charts, it’s clear why Brian is the veteran Music Director of so many jazz events.
    Brian is a recording artist with Shanachie Entertainment which is releasing his tenth CD entitled All That Matters (2021).

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brian.simpson.jazz 
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/bsimpsonjazz 




    $32.00 - $40.00
  • Nov
    12 Sun
    The Jazz Legacy Project Presents- Dave Brubeck: Time Out featuring Pianist Noel Freidline

    The Jazz Legacy Project Presents- Dave Brubeck: Time Out featuring Pianist Noel Freidline

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

    TICKET SALE DATES
    GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: February 13, 2023 4:48 PM to October 29, 2023 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.



    DAVE BRUBECK
    WEBSITE
    WATCH

    Pianist, Composer


    b. December 6, 1920


    d. December 5, 2012


    Dave Brubeck, designated a “Living Legend” by the Library of Congress, was one of the most active and popular musicians in both the jazz and classical worlds. With a career that spanned over six decades, his experiments in odd time signatures, improvised counterpoint, polyrhythm and polytonality remain hallmarks of innovation.




    $28.00 - $35.00
  • Nov
    15 Wed
    Coconut Groove Performs A Tribute to Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young

    Coconut Groove Performs A Tribute to Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young

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

    TICKET SALE DATES
    GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: August 3, 2023 9:15 PM to November 15, 2023 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.



    THE COCONUT GROOVE BAND
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    WEBSITE
    The Coconut Groove Band (AKA) CGB is a local group consisting of four dynamic musicians/Singers. They are especially known for their tight vocal harmonies and are in great demand here in the Queen City. They bring to us a riveting repertoire of classic Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young Tunes that has made waves all over the country and is sure to wow our audiences here at Middle C Jazz!



    $28.00 - $35.00
  • Nov
    16 Thu
    The Embers featuring Craig Woolard

    The Embers featuring Craig Woolard

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

    TICKET SALE DATES
    GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: July 7, 2023 8:16 AM to November 16, 2023 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.



    THE EMBERS
    WEBSITE
    WATCH

    There are many bands or groups today yet few that are considered a musical institution. The Embers have solidified their position as a thriving musical entity leaving their mark on listeners for decades.


    The Embers boast numerous albums and single releases that span decades and all the crazes continuing to exhibit top quality showmanship, musicianship and professionalism. Having been inducted into the South Carolina Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame and the South Carolina Beach Music Hall of Fame, The Embers are honored to carry the moniker of North Carolina’s Official Ambassadors of Music. They have traveled the country and the world and has performed for every event imaginable from the highest dignitaries to the hottest back yard frat parties. The Embers were also honored to travel throughout South Korea to perform their Christmas special ‘Christmas with the Embers’ on American Military bases for America’s troops in December of 2007 and 2008. They were awarded Military Coins of Excellence for their distinguished service.


    The Embers are widely considered a musical MARVEL and have laid the groundwork for what has become known as ‘Beach Music’ in the Carolinas, Virginias, the gulf coast region of North America and every beach in between. They are a true musical tradition with which many Americans have listened to from childhood to adulthood. The Embers consider the genre of Beach Music as “music with a memory” and have been creating lasting memories since its inception in 1958. Simply put – Heart and Soul, Rhythm and Blues, Feel Good Music.

    Today, touring is commonplace for The Embers regularly boasting an average of 225 shows per year. They also embark on a cruise each year for their friends and fans to various locations throughout the Caribbean.  And don’t miss their Christmas shows – perfect to get you in the mood for the holiday season!

    Personnel:
    Craig Woolard
    Stephen Pachuta
    Jeff Grimes
    Gerald Davis
    Wayne Free



    $32.00 - $40.00
  • Nov
    17 Fri
    The Ultimate Eagles Tribute- On the Border

    The Ultimate Eagles Tribute- On the Border

    Charlotte, NC
    United States
    Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    GENERAL ADMISSION: $45.00
    BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS: $36.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: April 12, 2023 3:14 PM to November 17, 2023 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.



    ON THE BORDER
    WEBSITE
    WATCH

    As seen on AXSTV's hit show, "The World's Greatest Tribute Bands". They performed live from the Whisky-a-Go-Go on May 5, 2015...


    On the Border pulls it off like no other Eagles Tribute can.  These guys emulate the true sound of the Eagles music.  Note for note musically, along with 5 part harmonies, these guys nail it on all the hits.  Having played all over the U.S selling out venues and wowing crowds of all ages, you can't miss this band when they come to your city!  





    $36.00 - $45.00
  • Nov
    17 Fri
    The Ultimate Eagles Tribute- On the Border

    The Ultimate Eagles Tribute- On the Border

    Charlotte, NC
    United States
    Doors at 8:45 PM, Show at 9:15 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    GENERAL ADMISSION: $35.00
    BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS: $28.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: April 12, 2023 3:16 PM to November 17, 2023 10:15 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.



    ON THE BORDER
    WEBSITE
    WATCH

    As seen on AXSTV's hit show, "The World's Greatest Tribute Bands". They performed live from the Whisky-a-Go-Go on May 5, 2015...


    On the Border pulls it off like no other Eagles Tribute can.  These guys emulate the true sound of the Eagles music.  Note for note musically, along with 5 part harmonies, these guys nail it on all the hits.  Having played all over the U.S selling out venues and wowing crowds of all ages, you can't miss this band when they come to your city!  





    $28.00 - $35.00
  • Nov
    18 Sat
    Saxophonist Paul Taylor

    Saxophonist Paul Taylor

    Charlotte, NC
    United States
    Doors at 5:15 PM, Show at 6:15 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    GENERAL ADMISSION: $70.00
    BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS: $56.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: July 20, 2023 9:58 AM to November 18, 2023 8:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION


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


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


    For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.





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    PAUL TAYLOR
    WEBSITE
    WATCH

    Over 25 years into a stellar, multi-faceted career that’s found him continually pushing the sonic boundaries of what’s possible in contemporary urban jazz, saxophonist Paul Taylor brings us his highly-anticipated new recording AND NOW THIS on Peak Records.


    AND NOW THIS, fully created via the exchange of digital files between the Las Vegas based Taylor and his longtime musical compadre, collaborator, co-writer and producer Dino Esposito, features the saxman’s ongoing exploration of an expansive range of dynamic danceable grooves and intricate pop/electronica vibes. The ten tracks fully reflect the way Taylor began moving forward in his personal and creative life, as if to say, in his words, “we’re coming out of the pandemic, this is what I’ve been creating, we’re kicking it back into high gear and we are more open-minded in our approach to music than ever.”


    From the atmospheric soul and fast paced funk of the title track (featuring the guitar of Brian Monroney) through the sultry flow of the closing track “Good Night,” AND NOW THIS also celebrates the decades long friendship and intuitive, forward thinking musical chemistry between Taylor and Esposito. Their dynamic history dates back to when they played in the same band as students at the University of Nevada Las Vegas – and includes Taylor touring in Esposito’s band when he was a pop star in the late 80s touring with New Kids on the Block.







    $56.00 - $70.00
  • Nov
    18 Sat
    Saxophonist Paul Taylor

    Saxophonist Paul Taylor

    Charlotte, NC
    United States
    Doors at 8:15 PM, Show at 8:45 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    GENERAL ADMISSION: $60.00
    BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS: $48.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: July 20, 2023 10:01 AM to November 18, 2023 10:15 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.



    PAUL TAYLOR
    WEBSITE
    WATCH

    Over 25 years into a stellar, multi-faceted career that’s found him continually pushing the sonic boundaries of what’s possible in contemporary urban jazz, saxophonist Paul Taylor brings us his highly-anticipated new recording AND NOW THIS on Peak Records.


    AND NOW THIS, fully created via the exchange of digital files between the Las Vegas based Taylor and his longtime musical compadre, collaborator, co-writer and producer Dino Esposito, features the saxman’s ongoing exploration of an expansive range of dynamic danceable grooves and intricate pop/electronica vibes. The ten tracks fully reflect the way Taylor began moving forward in his personal and creative life, as if to say, in his words, “we’re coming out of the pandemic, this is what I’ve been creating, we’re kicking it back into high gear and we are more open-minded in our approach to music than ever.”


    From the atmospheric soul and fast paced funk of the title track (featuring the guitar of Brian Monroney) through the sultry flow of the closing track “Good Night,” AND NOW THIS also celebrates the decades long friendship and intuitive, forward thinking musical chemistry between Taylor and Esposito. Their dynamic history dates back to when they played in the same band as students at the University of Nevada Las Vegas – and includes Taylor touring in Esposito’s band when he was a pop star in the late 80s touring with New Kids on the Block.


    While for some artists, song titles on instrumental urban jazz releases are merely clever sounding afterthoughts, the names of each track on AND NOW THIS represent the feeling and intention of the music. With its funked out grooves and swirling sax notes in the hook, “Friday@5” is all about that moment when we clock out, make our weekend plans and have the freedom to, as Taylor says, “chill and relax or take a drive along the coast.” Likewise, “The Face of You” represents a new facet of the saxman’s ever-deeper artistry, an immersion into an urban exotica landscape and hypno-cool synth textured atmosphere with his ever-present soaring soprano. Next is “Epic Dream,” a groove of soundscape effects and soaring atmospheres that’s pure dreamy escapist.




    $48.00 - $60.00
  • Nov
    19 Sun
    An Evening with John Splithoff

    An Evening with John Splithoff

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

    TICKET SALE DATES
    GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: August 18, 2023 9:35 PM to November 19, 2023 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.





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    JOHN SPLITHOFF
    WEBSITE

    A singer/songwriter who splices together throwback soul, modern production, and a laid-back pop vibe, John Splithoff released his first EP in 2013 but began to gain momentum with the digital releases of 2016's "Sing to You" and 2017's "Show Me."

    A native of Chicago, Splithoff spent some time pursuing a musical career there before he headed to New York City. In 2013, The Move became his first EP. He pared down some of his rock influences and increased the electronic gloss on 2014's "What If She Wants You," a single that set the pace for what came later. In 2016 he sang on "Woke," a single by Saturn & Orygin, and released the sleek "Sing to You," followed in 2017 by "Show Me" featuring vocals by Madison Ryann Ward. Following the Armando Young collaboration "Stepping Stone" later that year, Splithoff returned in 2018 with the six-song Make It Happen EP.



    $28.00 - $35.00
  • Nov
    22 Wed
    Kenny Mann and Liquid Pleasure perform the best of Motown and Philly Soul

    Kenny Mann and Liquid Pleasure perform the best of Motown and Philly Soul

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

    TICKET SALE DATES
    GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: July 17, 2023 4:34 PM to November 22, 2023 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.



    LIQUID PLEASURE
    WEBSITE
    WATCH

    After more than three decades of bringing audiences to their feet, the band LIQUID PLEASURE, has become a multi-cultural icon. Even from the beginning and through the present, LIQUID PLEASURE has never desired to follow the dream path of most bands. That is, being a major recording entity. This band of guys who have been like brothers, love being in touch with people like them, who love a variety of good music, and appreciate hearing it performed live, by a great dance and show band.



    $32.00 - $40.00
  • Nov
    24 Fri
    Robyn Springer performs Sade with special Guests Ziad Rabie and Grammy Nominated Artist Rodney Shelton

    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
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    GENERAL ADMISSION: $40.00
    BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS: $32.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: June 30, 2023 9:29 AM to November 24, 2023 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.



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

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

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

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

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




    $32.00 - $40.00
  • Nov
    24 Fri
    Robyn Springer performs Sade with special Guests Ziad Rabie and Grammy Nominated Artist Rodney Shelton

    Robyn Springer performs Sade with special Guests Ziad Rabie and Grammy Nominated Artist Rodney Shelton

    Charlotte, NC
    United States
    Doors at 8:45 PM, Show at 9:15 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    GENERAL ADMISSION: $35.00
    BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS: $28.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: June 30, 2023 9:55 AM to November 24, 2023 10:15 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
    LISTEN
    Music Is His Gift. Rodney “Keys” Shelton is the quiet storm in the music industry. Rodney began his career at the tender age of 13. Deriving from humble beginnings as a native of Martinsville Virginia, Rodney started his own band and while performing at schools and local clubs, he landed his first gig opening for artists “Betty Wright and King Floyd”.

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

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

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

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




    $28.00 - $35.00
  • Nov
    25 Sat
    70s Kids Solid Gold Tribute

    70s Kids Solid Gold Tribute

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

    TICKET SALE DATES
    GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: August 20, 2023 8:22 PM to November 25, 2023 7:15 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION


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


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


    For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.



    70s KIDS
    WEBSITE
    WATCH

    Ready to be blasted into the past? 70's Kids is a high-energy, power-packed, ultra-fun, 6-piece band paying tribute to the music of the 1970's. 70's Kids covers all genres from this timeless decade. From disco, funk, rock to reggae and yacht rock, we cover it all. 70's Kids specializes in recreating the 70's visually and musically by delivering authentic sound with a vivid show for your favorite 70's hits. We encourage crowd participation, so our fans have a fun experience at every event. It's Totally Rad!


    70's Kids is a 70's Tribute Band performing nationally and based out of Charlotte, NC. Our shows cover the biggest hits and artists of this iconic era! Hall and Oates, Donna Summer, Queen, The Who, Commodores, Captain & Tennille, Fleetwood Mac, Kool & The Gang and much more! Our costumes, props and stage performance always provide a powerful 70's show! 70's Kids "Solid Gold Tribute Band" brings any festival, event or party to the next level! Book this band to bring back memories and create new ones to last forever.

    Personnel:
    Allison Rose
    Paul Miller
    Mike Graci
    Jake Wright
    Dave Lickert
    Logan Hendley




    $32.00 - $40.00
  • Nov
    25 Sat
    70s Kids Solid Gold Tribute

    70s Kids Solid Gold Tribute

    Charlotte, NC
    United States
    Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 8:45 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    GENERAL ADMISSION: $35.00
    BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS: $28.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: August 20, 2023 8:26 PM to November 25, 2023 9:45 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.



    70s KIDS
    WEBSITE
    WATCH

    Ready to be blasted into the past? 70's Kids is a high-energy, power-packed, ultra-fun, 6-piece band paying tribute to the music of the 1970's. 70's Kids covers all genres from this timeless decade. From disco, funk, rock to reggae and yacht rock, we cover it all. 70's Kids specializes in recreating the 70's visually and musically by delivering authentic sound with a vivid show for your favorite 70's hits. We encourage crowd participation, so our fans have a fun experience at every event. It's Totally Rad!


    70's Kids is a 70's Tribute Band performing nationally and based out of Charlotte, NC. Our shows cover the biggest hits and artists of this iconic era! Hall and Oates, Donna Summer, Queen, The Who, Commodores, Captain & Tennille, Fleetwood Mac, Kool & The Gang and much more! Our costumes, props and stage performance always provide a powerful 70's show! 70's Kids "Solid Gold Tribute Band" brings any festival, event or party to the next level! Book this band to bring back memories and create new ones to last forever.

    Personnel:
    Allison Rose
    Paul Miller
    Mike Graci
    Jake Wright
    Dave Lickert
    Logan Hendley




    $28.00 - $35.00

300 South Brevard Street
Charlotte, NC
United States