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Middle C Jazz Club


Nov
6 Sun
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Dave Potter & Retro Groove play 80's hits with a Jazz twist

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 5:00 PM, Show at 6:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $30.00
BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS: $24.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: September 8, 2022 12:01 PM to November 6, 2022 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION


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


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


For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.



Dave Potter’s newest project features Jazz-flavored arrangements of modern classics from Michael Jackson, Peter Gabriel, Chaka Khan, Living Colour, Michael McDonald and MORE…

Dave Potter - drums
Nathanael Fareed Mahluli - saxophones
Austin Johnson - piano
Terrell Montgomery - bass


DAVE POTTER
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A native of North Carolina, Dave began playing drum set in high school and starting performing with his elders in the RDU area at the age of 16. Following his graduation from Florida State University, he was  chosen from a national pool of applicants to be a member of the Louis  Armstrong Quintet at the University of New Orleans. Unfortunately, the  tragedy of hurricane Katrina temporarily ended his hopes for a career in  Louisiana. Soon after, Dave was awarded a full scholarship to the  prestigious Julliard Jazz Program in New York City. However, after  several days of intense meditation he declined the offer and returned to  Florida State University, where he received his Master’s Degree after  further collaboration with his mentor Marcus Roberts. In 2010, Potter  was featured in a novel entitled "The New Face of Jazz" about the  younger generation of Jazz musicians making an impact in the current  scene. Dave is now located in Atlanta where he maintains a busy teaching  and performing schedule while also touring the globe as a member of The  Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet as well as his new project as a leader,  Retro Groove. 

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$24.00 - $30.00
Nov
8 Tue
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Kevin Cole: YOU WANNA HEAR A GOOD ONE? An Unbelievable Songbook Journey

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

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: August 15, 2022 12:39 PM to November 8, 2022 8:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION


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


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


For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.



Join Kevin Cole, the favorite pianist of songwriters Marvin Hamlisch AND Irving Berlin. Yes he knew them and boy does he have stories to tell you!


And Kevin’s piano playing? Well, the press says, “he’d have Horowitz smiling with envy.” You’ll hear music and personal stories from the 7 songwriters who changed his life; Gershwin, Kern, Berlin, Arlen, Harburg, Martin & Hamlisch. 


You wanna hear a good one? Join us!

KEVIN COLE
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“America’s Pianist,” Kevin Cole, has received accolades from some of the foremost critics in America: “A piano genius...he reveals an understanding of harmony, rhythmic complexity and pure show-biz virtuosity that would have had  Horowitz Vladimir smiling with envy," wrote arts critic Andrew Patner.


When Cole sits down at the piano, you would swear Gershwin himself was at work… Cole stands as the best Gershwin pianist in America today,” Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune.


Cole has performed with over 100 orchestras worldwide including: sold-out performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl; BBC Concert Orchestra at Royal Albert Hall; National Symphony at the Kennedy Center; Hong Kong Philharmonic; San Francisco Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra and many others.


He made his Carnegie Hall debut with the Albany Symphony in May 2013.


Kevin Cole is an award-winning musical director, arranger, composer, vocalist, archivist and producer who garnered the praises of Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg, Hugh Martin, BurtonLane, Marvin Hamlisch, Stephen Sondheim and members of the Jerome Kern and Gershwin families.


He was the only pianist Hamlisch used for his Gershwin concerts from 2004 to his untimely death in 2012 and Kevin was featured soloist for the PBS special, Gershwin at One Symphony Place with the Nashville Symphony.




$36.00 - $45.00
Nov
9 Wed
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One Irish Rover: Celebrating The Music Of Van Morrison

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

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: September 16, 2022 12:38 PM to November 9, 2022 8:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION


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


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


For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.



The latest tribute show on the scene is One Irish Rover: Celebrating The Music Of Van Morrison featuring Pat Garvey. Save the date for their stop at Middle C Jazz and buy tickets today!

ONE IRISH ROVER

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


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


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


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







$28.00 - $35.00
Nov
10 Thu
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The Boneshakers Featuring Randy Jacobs & Jenny Langer: Soulful, Blues Rock

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

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: August 22, 2022 2:24 PM to November 10, 2022 8:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION


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


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


For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.



BONESHAKERS
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No holds barred funk, blues, and rock that marries the sounds and spirits of Detroit Rock City, Memphis, and Mussel Shoals. In the remarkable 25 year career of The Boneshakers, the iconic band has always been lead by world-renowned guitarist Randy Jacobs of Was (Not
Was). The band and members have toured and recorded with Bonnie Raitt, BB King, Keb Mo, Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Bootsy Collins, Tears 4 Fears, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Gov’t Mule, and Iggy Pop…just to name a few. They have built a substantial following among blues, jazz, and funk audiences with their powerhouse style.  



$28.00 - $35.00
Nov
11 Fri
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Euge Groove

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

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: February 3, 2022 11:40 AM to November 11, 2022 8:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

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


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


For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.





Euge Groove
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A graduate of Miami’s School Of Music, Euge launched his professional career in Miami in the mid-80s, playing in salsa bands, Top 40 club bands and doing the occasional high-profile session date like Expose’s “Seasons Change,” a #1 Billboard AC hit. In 1987 he moved to L.A., wrote a track for Richard Elliot’s The Power of Suggestion and Elliot recommended Euge to take over his spot in Tower of Power. Euge toured with TOP for four years, including a year backing Huey Lewis & The News. He went on to record, tour or perform with the likes of Joe Cocker, The Eurythmics, The Gap Band, Elton John, Bonnie Raitt, Aaron Neville and Richard Marx (that’s Euge’s horn on “Keep Coming Back,” a #1 AC hit duet he recorded with Luther Vandross). In 1999, Euge started recording his own material, dubbing himself Euge Groove, and posting his music on the now-defunct MP3.com website; downloading started almost immediately and Euge was soon topping the MP3.com Jazz chart. He signed soon thereafter with Warner Bros.




Euge Groove has garnered a devout following with his irresistible mix of danceable grooves, mind-bending hooks, R&B-infused melodies, and inspired solos. Having collaborated with everyone from Tina Turner Elton John and Bonnie Raitt to Tower of Power and Aaron Neville, Euge Groove is never short on inspiration. 


Through the years, Euge’s love of Jazz, R&B, Gospel, and Blues have all come together to inform his personalized sound.


Euge Groove further asserts himself as a vital force in the continuum of Contemporary Jazz and promises he has no intentions other than to Groove On! 




$52.00 - $65.00
Nov
11 Fri
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Euge Groove

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 8:45 PM, Show at 9:15 PM
 More Information
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: February 3, 2022 11:43 AM to November 11, 2022 10:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

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


For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.





Euge Groove
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LISTEN
WEBSITE
A graduate of Miami’s School Of Music, Euge launched his professional career in Miami in the mid-80s, playing in salsa bands, Top 40 club bands and doing the occasional high-profile session date like Expose’s “Seasons Change,” a #1 Billboard AC hit. In 1987 he moved to L.A., wrote a track for Richard Elliot’s The Power of Suggestion and Elliot recommended Euge to take over his spot in Tower of Power. Euge toured with TOP for four years, including a year backing Huey Lewis & The News. He went on to record, tour or perform with the likes of Joe Cocker, The Eurythmics, The Gap Band, Elton John, Bonnie Raitt, Aaron Neville and Richard Marx (that’s Euge’s horn on “Keep Coming Back,” a #1 AC hit duet he recorded with Luther Vandross). In 1999, Euge started recording his own material, dubbing himself Euge Groove, and posting his music on the now-defunct MP3.com website; downloading started almost immediately and Euge was soon topping the MP3.com Jazz chart. He signed soon thereafter with Warner Bros.




Euge Groove has garnered a devout following with his irresistible mix of danceable grooves, mind-bending hooks, R&B-infused melodies, and inspired solos. Having collaborated with everyone from Tina Turner Elton John and Bonnie Raitt to Tower of Power and Aaron Neville, Euge Groove is never short on inspiration. 


Through the years, Euge’s love of Jazz, R&B, Gospel, and Blues have all come together to inform his personalized sound.


Euge Groove further asserts himself as a vital force in the continuum of Contemporary Jazz and promises he has no intentions other than to Groove On! 




$48.00 - $60.00
Nov
12 Sat
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Euge Groove

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

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: February 3, 2022 11:39 AM to November 12, 2022 8:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

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


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


For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.

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Euge Groove
WATCH
LISTEN
WEBSITE
A graduate of Miami’s School Of Music, Euge launched his professional career in Miami in the mid-80s, playing in salsa bands, Top 40 club bands and doing the occasional high-profile session date like Expose’s “Seasons Change,” a #1 Billboard AC hit. In 1987 he moved to L.A., wrote a track for Richard Elliot’s The Power of Suggestion and Elliot recommended Euge to take over his spot in Tower of Power. Euge toured with TOP for four years, including a year backing Huey Lewis & The News. He went on to record, tour or perform with the likes of Joe Cocker, The Eurythmics, The Gap Band, Elton John, Bonnie Raitt, Aaron Neville and Richard Marx (that’s Euge’s horn on “Keep Coming Back,” a #1 AC hit duet he recorded with Luther Vandross). In 1999, Euge started recording his own material, dubbing himself Euge Groove, and posting his music on the now-defunct MP3.com website; downloading started almost immediately and Euge was soon topping the MP3.com Jazz chart. He signed soon thereafter with Warner Bros.




Euge Groove has garnered a devout following with his irresistible mix of danceable grooves, mind-bending hooks, R&B-infused melodies, and inspired solos. Having collaborated with everyone from Tina Turner Elton John and Bonnie Raitt to Tower of Power and Aaron Neville, Euge Groove is never short on inspiration. 


Through the years, Euge’s love of Jazz, R&B, Gospel, and Blues have all come together to inform his personalized sound.


Euge Groove further asserts himself as a vital force in the continuum of Contemporary Jazz and promises he has no intentions other than to Groove On! 




$52.00 - $65.00
Nov
12 Sat
Image for Euge Groove

Euge Groove

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 8:45 PM, Show at 9:15 PM
 More Information
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: February 3, 2022 11:44 AM to November 12, 2022 10:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

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


For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.





Euge Groove
WATCH
LISTEN
WEBSITE
A graduate of Miami’s School Of Music, Euge launched his professional career in Miami in the mid-80s, playing in salsa bands, Top 40 club bands and doing the occasional high-profile session date like Expose’s “Seasons Change,” a #1 Billboard AC hit. In 1987 he moved to L.A., wrote a track for Richard Elliot’s The Power of Suggestion and Elliot recommended Euge to take over his spot in Tower of Power. Euge toured with TOP for four years, including a year backing Huey Lewis & The News. He went on to record, tour or perform with the likes of Joe Cocker, The Eurythmics, The Gap Band, Elton John, Bonnie Raitt, Aaron Neville and Richard Marx (that’s Euge’s horn on “Keep Coming Back,” a #1 AC hit duet he recorded with Luther Vandross). In 1999, Euge started recording his own material, dubbing himself Euge Groove, and posting his music on the now-defunct MP3.com website; downloading started almost immediately and Euge was soon topping the MP3.com Jazz chart. He signed soon thereafter with Warner Bros.




Euge Groove has garnered a devout following with his irresistible mix of danceable grooves, mind-bending hooks, R&B-infused melodies, and inspired solos. Having collaborated with everyone from Tina Turner Elton John and Bonnie Raitt to Tower of Power and Aaron Neville, Euge Groove is never short on inspiration. 


Through the years, Euge’s love of Jazz, R&B, Gospel, and Blues have all come together to inform his personalized sound.


Euge Groove further asserts himself as a vital force in the continuum of Contemporary Jazz and promises he has no intentions other than to Groove On! 




$48.00 - $60.00
Nov
16 Wed
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House of Funk: Curated by Stefan Kallander

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $25.00
BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS: $20.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: September 3, 2022 10:37 AM to November 16, 2022 8:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION


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


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


For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.



Join us for this Wednesday series every month! Middle C will be filled with the sounds of PFunk, Prince, Rick James, James Brown, and other timeless funk legends. Throw on your favorite pair of bell bottoms and follow your nose to the Funk!

HOUSE OF FUNK
Born in early 2019, House of Funk was conceived by Charlotte guitarist Stefan Kallander as a monthly night for the funk lovers of the Queen City where hips could move to the sounds of funk classics and deep cuts. The band features some of Charlotte’s finest musicians: Courtney Gibson, Jesse Lamar Williams, Zach Wheeler, Braxton Bateman, Simon George, and Stefan Kallander, in addition to monthly sit ins and features of other stunning artists from the deep well of Charlotte Funk. The series began to grow throughout the next year until our favorite runt cousin Covid 19 took center stage. But now House of Funk is back! 


$20.00 - $25.00
Nov
17 Thu
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Middle C Jazz & Jazz N Soul Music presents Kim Waters

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $55.00
BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS: $44.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: August 18, 2022 6:50 PM to November 17, 2022 8:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION


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


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


For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.



KIM WATERS
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Heralded as “Simply one of the planet’s best saxophonists” by JazzTimes Magazine and the “Pied piper of Smooth  
Jazz” by Upscale Magazine, the prolific chart-topping saxophonist, composer and producer has enjoyed a career longevity that is rare in the music business. For three decades, Waters has reigned as one of the premier architects of Urban Smooth Jazz and a beacon of light in Contemporary Jazz. He ‘s garnered praise from critics and fans alike, ranking among the top five best-selling instrumentalists in jazz. “New music continues to come out, which gives the world something to lift them up and share with family and friends,” states Waters, whose new and 24th recording as a leader, Shakedown offers a thrilling ten-track escape meant to catapult us to a happier frequency. The Georgia based saxman shares, “Shakedown to me is something that makes you want to get up and dance and move your body! That was my goal for this CD!! Music that makes you happy and soothes the soul!” 




$44.00 - $55.00
Nov
17 Thu
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Middle C Jazz & Jazz N Soul Music presents Kim Waters

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 8:45 PM, Show at 9:15 PM
 More Information
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: August 18, 2022 6:57 PM to November 17, 2022 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.



KIM WATERS
WEBSITE

Heralded as “Simply one of the planet’s best saxophonists” by JazzTimes Magazine and the “Pied piper of Smooth  
Jazz” by Upscale Magazine, the prolific chart-topping saxophonist, composer and producer has enjoyed a career longevity that is rare in the music business. For three decades, Waters has reigned as one of the premier architects of Urban Smooth Jazz and a beacon of light in Contemporary Jazz. He ‘s garnered praise from critics and fans alike, ranking among the top five best-selling instrumentalists in jazz. “New music continues to come out, which gives the world something to lift them up and share with family and friends,” states Waters, whose new and 24th recording as a leader, Shakedown offers a thrilling ten-track escape meant to catapult us to a happier frequency. The Georgia based saxman shares, “Shakedown to me is something that makes you want to get up and dance and move your body! That was my goal for this CD!! Music that makes you happy and soothes the soul!” 




$40.00 - $50.00
Nov
18 Fri
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Al Strong's Act IV: Love Stronger Album Release Show

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
 More Information
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: September 19, 2022 2:16 PM to November 18, 2022 8:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION


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


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


For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.



Personnel:

Al Strong-Trumpet


Satyr Black-Vocals


Lovell Bradford-Piano


Keven Beardsley-Bass


Jeremy ‘Bean’ Clemons-drums

TBD - saxophone


AL STRONG
WEBSITE
LISTEN
Al Strong is an award-winning trumpet player, composer, recording artist and educator. A cultural innovator, he is the co-founder of the Art of Cool Project, which spawned the original Art of Cool Music Festival in Durham, N.C. and the start of Cool youth summer camp.
Strong is lauded for his distinctively unique sound. Whether melting hearts at a whisper volume or being gracefully dynamic when the music calls for more intensity, his natural ability to strike listeners at their core is unmatched. His 2016 debut album, LoveStrong Vol. 1, a 10-song mix of original music and jazz classics, garnered national and international attention for its “blues-inflicted, Southern church-happy” sound.
A native of Washington, D.C., Strong is a graduate of the renowned Duke Ellington School for the Performing Arts and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies from North Carolina Central University and a Master’s in Jazz Performance / Pedagogy from Northern Illinois University.
Strong’s discipline and dedication to his craft has forged a prominent career that includes performances with music legends such as Aretha Franklin, The Count Basie Orchestra, Dwele, Eric Roberson, and The Hamiltones. He’s also served as music director for hip-hop pioneer Rakim and has headlined shows at the Blue Note Jazz Festival, Winter Jazz Fest, and Blues Alley.
Known for his creative ability to seamlessly re-imagine existing works like Thelonious Monk’s “Blue Monk” and the classic “My Favorite Things,” Strong aims to challenge the boundaries of music while connecting with his audiences.
He continues this mission of storytelling with his latest musical offering “Love Stronger”, which includes an array of beautifully introspective original compositions and Strong’s heartfelt arrangement of the Negro National Anthem, “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” Music enthusiasts can find “Love Stronger” for purchase and streaming on all digital media outlets.
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$32.00 - $40.00
Nov
18 Fri
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Al Strong's Act IV: Love Stronger Album Release Show

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

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: September 19, 2022 2:21 PM to November 18, 2022 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.



Personnel:

Al Strong-Trumpet


Satyr Black-Vocals


Lovell Bradford-Piano


Keven Beardsley-Bass


Jeremy ‘Bean’ Clemons-drums

TBD - saxophone


AL STRONG
WEBSITE
LISTEN
Al Strong is an award-winning trumpet player, composer, recording artist and educator. A cultural innovator, he is the co-founder of the Art of Cool Project, which spawned the original Art of Cool Music Festival in Durham, N.C. and the start of Cool youth summer camp.
Strong is lauded for his distinctively unique sound. Whether melting hearts at a whisper volume or being gracefully dynamic when the music calls for more intensity, his natural ability to strike listeners at their core is unmatched. His 2016 debut album, LoveStrong Vol. 1, a 10-song mix of original music and jazz classics, garnered national and international attention for its “blues-inflicted, Southern church-happy” sound.
A native of Washington, D.C., Strong is a graduate of the renowned Duke Ellington School for the Performing Arts and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies from North Carolina Central University and a Master’s in Jazz Performance / Pedagogy from Northern Illinois University.
Strong’s discipline and dedication to his craft has forged a prominent career that includes performances with music legends such as Aretha Franklin, The Count Basie Orchestra, Dwele, Eric Roberson, and The Hamiltones. He’s also served as music director for hip-hop pioneer Rakim and has headlined shows at the Blue Note Jazz Festival, Winter Jazz Fest, and Blues Alley.
Known for his creative ability to seamlessly re-imagine existing works like Thelonious Monk’s “Blue Monk” and the classic “My Favorite Things,” Strong aims to challenge the boundaries of music while connecting with his audiences.
He continues this mission of storytelling with his latest musical offering “Love Stronger”, which includes an array of beautifully introspective original compositions and Strong’s heartfelt arrangement of the Negro National Anthem, “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” Music enthusiasts can find “Love Stronger” for purchase and streaming on all digital media outlets.
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Facebook


$28.00 - $35.00
Nov
19 Sat
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Satyr Black (Tyra Scott) sings The First Ladies of Swing

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
 More Information
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 24, 2022 3:58 PM to November 19, 2022 8:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION


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


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


For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.



Tyra Scott           
Tyra Scott, a dynamic vocalist, continues to gain attention for her superb musicianship and genre-blending style. As a native of Durham, North Carolina, Scott’s childhood immersion in music and art are truly evident, producing a melting pot of colors and sonic dimensions, that are all her own. Like many in the south, Tyra’s gospel music upbringing, paved the way for a totally unique approach to the idioms of jazz, samba, and pop music alike. With a voice that is often described as, angelic, spellbinding, and pure, listeners are invited to take their own unforgettable journeys throughout the delivery of each song. Tyra is a 2018 Vocal Performance graduate of North Carolina Central University, having shared the stage with artists such as Branford Marsalis, Take 6, Lalah Hathaway, and Nnenna Freelon. In addition to her stage performances, Scott’s passions stretch into the fields of musical theater, songwriting, and music production.
Instagram: @satyr.black


$32.00 - $40.00
Nov
19 Sat
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Satyr Black (Tyra Scott) sings The First Ladies of Swing

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

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: June 24, 2022 4:01 PM to November 19, 2022 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.



Tyra Scott           
Tyra Scott, a dynamic vocalist, continues to gain attention for her superb musicianship and genre-blending style. As a native of Durham, North Carolina, Scott’s childhood immersion in music and art are truly evident, producing a melting pot of colors and sonic dimensions, that are all her own. Like many in the south, Tyra’s gospel music upbringing, paved the way for a totally unique approach to the idioms of jazz, samba, and pop music alike. With a voice that is often described as, angelic, spellbinding, and pure, listeners are invited to take their own unforgettable journeys throughout the delivery of each song. Tyra is a 2018 Vocal Performance graduate of North Carolina Central University, having shared the stage with artists such as Branford Marsalis, Take 6, Lalah Hathaway, and Nnenna Freelon. In addition to her stage performances, Scott’s passions stretch into the fields of musical theater, songwriting, and music production.
Instagram: @satyr.black


$28.00 - $35.00
Nov
23 Wed
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Liquid pleasure does a tribute to Marvin Gaye and Tami Terrell

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

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: March 17, 2022 3:50 PM to November 23, 2022 9:00 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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The Carolina classic band, Liquid Pleasure with Kenny Mann brings a night of Soul to Middle C Jazz. Accompanied by their famous Philadelphia horn section, this is an intimate and rare one night show you don't want to miss. 


Liquid Pleasure
WEBSITE
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
25 Fri
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Robyn Springer performs Sade with special Guests Ziad Rabie and Grammy Nominated Artist Rodney Shelton

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

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: July 28, 2022 1:25 PM to November 25, 2022 8:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION


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


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


For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.



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

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

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: July 28, 2022 1:33 PM to November 25, 2022 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
26 Sat
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The Ultimate Eagles Tribute - On The Border

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 5:00 PM, Show at 6:00 PM
 More Information
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 29, 2022 5:27 PM to November 26, 2022 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION


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

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


For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.



ON THE BORDER - THE ULTIMATE EAGLES TRIBUTE

WEBSITE

On the Border - The Ultimate Eagles Tribute pulls it off as well as ANY great Tribute can, treating fans to an authentic concert experience while journeying through The Eagles songbook. The band covers every big hit, from ballads such as “Desperado” and “Lyin’ Eyes” to rockin’ hits such as “Life in the Fast Lane” and “Heartache Tonight” with such accuracy, that listeners may permanently confuse “On the Border” with the real Eagles!  It’s truly a masterful sound to witness for yourself.  Hitting major concert venues, casinos & festivals around the country, they created so much of a buzz, that in 2015 AXSTV’s hit show, “The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands” came calling for them to perform Live on TV at the famous “Whisky a Go Go” in LA.  



What sets this EAGLES Tribute apart from ANY other, is they were hand selected to emulate both the sound and overall feel each Eagles member.  They perform that particular Eagles member’s vocals & musical parts.  Their passion, showmanship and precise attention to replicating the details of the Eagles music, has earned them critical acclaim, name recognition and a very loyal following. Together, they reproduce the recordings of the Eagles catalog with stunning guitar work, multi lead vocalists and the 6 part harmonies have been said to capture the feeling of being at an actual Eagles concert!  




$32.00 - $40.00
Nov
26 Sat
Image for The Ultimate Eagles Tribute - On The Border

The Ultimate Eagles Tribute - On The Border

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 8:30 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $35.00
BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS: $28.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: June 29, 2022 5:25 PM to November 26, 2022 9:30 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 - THE ULTIMATE EAGLES TRIBUTE

WEBSITE

On the Border - The Ultimate Eagles Tribute pulls it off as well as ANY great Tribute can, treating fans to an authentic concert experience while journeying through The Eagles songbook. The band covers every big hit, from ballads such as “Desperado” and “Lyin’ Eyes” to rockin’ hits such as “Life in the Fast Lane” and “Heartache Tonight” with such accuracy, that listeners may permanently confuse “On the Border” with the real Eagles!  It’s truly a masterful sound to witness for yourself.  Hitting major concert venues, casinos & festivals around the country, they created so much of a buzz, that in 2015 AXSTV’s hit show, “The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands” came calling for them to perform Live on TV at the famous “Whisky a Go Go” in LA.  



What sets this EAGLES Tribute apart from ANY other, is they were hand selected to emulate both the sound and overall feel each Eagles member.  They perform that particular Eagles member’s vocals & musical parts.  Their passion, showmanship and precise attention to replicating the details of the Eagles music, has earned them critical acclaim, name recognition and a very loyal following. Together, they reproduce the recordings of the Eagles catalog with stunning guitar work, multi lead vocalists and the 6 part harmonies have been said to capture the feeling of being at an actual Eagles concert!  




$28.00 - $35.00

300 South Brevard Street
Charlotte, NC
United States