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Dec
9 Thu
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Big Swing and the Ballroom Blasters performs the Best of Earth Wind and Fire

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $49.00
BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS: $39.20

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: November 19, 2021 12:13 PM to December 9, 2021 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.




Big Swing and the Ballroom Blasters
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Jerry Freeman, Grammy award-winning bandleader and founder of Horns Unlimited (OutKast horns), and his Big Band perform the best hits of the legendary band, Earth Wind and Fire.


Big Swing and the Ballroom Blasters is a blast from the past and the best party music of today. Assembled to recreate the excitement of the world-famous Cotton Club in New York where the rich and famous danced to the greats like Cab Calloway and Duke Ellington, Big Swing and the Ballroom Blasters combines Swing, Motown, Soul, Rock and Current dance music into a powerful and energetic non-stop show. Whether you’re interested in a swinging sound, or the full blast of world-class horns and amazing female vocals on a current dance hit, Big Swing and Ballroom Blasters is sure to please your music desires.

Grammy Award winning Band Leader, Jerry Freeman, toured with Earth, Wind and Fire on their first Australian Tour, Founded Grammy Award winning horn section, Hornz Unlimited, Toured with OutKast on their 20 Year Reunion Tour, Performed multiple times with Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder, Recorded seven ( 7 ) platinum albums, and recorded multiple times with John Legend, Lionel Ritchie and Sly and the Family Stone. 


Lead Vocalist Jamila Thompson was a finalist on the voice and worked with Usher. Lead vocalist Calvin Bishop toured with Whitney Houston and performed with New Editions Bobby Brown. Lead vocalist Marleen Miller has performed with the great Bobby McPherrin and Justin Bieber. 


The horn section are members of the legendary SOS band and have performed with James Brown, Millie Jackson and Wyclef Jean. 


These rhythm section has also performed with Celine Dion, Aretha Franklin, Earth Wind & Fire, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, La Toya Jackson, Jeffrey Osborne, Wynton and Branford Marsalis, The O'Jays, OutKast, Lou Rawls,  Janelle Monae and Lionel Ritchie. 




$39.20 - $49.00
Dec
10 Fri
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A Night With Kirk Whalum

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

Middle C Jazz welcomes, twelve-time Grammy Award Nominee, Kirk Whalum… come join us for two nights of guaranteed soulful saxophone sounds given to you by a national and world-renowned artist.




Kirk Whalum
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Some words to describe Kirk Whalum’s music are soulful, passionate, stirring. Forged from his Memphis, (TN) gospel roots and his 1980’s initiation into the thriving Houston, TX nightclub scene, Kirk’s big, rich tenor sound is unmistakably his. The 80’s were highlighted by kirk’s stepping out of his blossoming sideman role and forming his own band. It was there that kirk ultimately developed both his “voice” and songwriting in the crucible of the local club scene—especially at a rooftop club called Cody’s. It was also in Houston where jazz pianist Bob James “ discovered” him and brought him on tour, which led to five successful albums with Columbia records, including cache, Kirk’s first #1 album. As well, Kirk and Bob received a Grammy nomination for their collaboration album, Joined at the Hip. After moving to LA, Kirk became an in demand session player for top artists like Barbara Streisand, Al Jarreau, Luther Vandross, Larry Carlton, Quincy Jones and most notably, Whitney Houston, amongst others. It’s his sax heard on the mega-hit, “I Will Always Love You”.


Kirk soon followed that career high point with his phenomal hit album released on warner bro. Records, for you perhaps the most successful of over 25 solo recordings to date; others include his eclectic, and much lauded, Gospel according to jazz series, (chapters 1, 2, 3, and 4). In addition to his many solo projects, Kirk was also a member of the popular soul/ jazz group with Rick Braun (trumpet) and Norman Brown (guitar).


Kirk is the recipient of numerous award and acknowledgements for his musical excellence including three dove award nominations, NAACP image award nomination and has won two stellar awards- gospel music’s highest honor. A twelve time Grammy award nominee, Kirk won his first Grammy award for best gospel song (“it’s what I do—featuring Lalah Hathaway”) alongside life-long friend and gifted songwriter, Jerry Peters. Kirk has also been honored with a brass note on the Memphis walk of fame and a star on the Nashville walk of fame. 


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Dec
10 Fri
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A Night With Kirk Whalum

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 8:30 PM, Show at 9:00 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: October 8, 2021 1:50 PM to December 10, 2021 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.

Middle C Jazz welcomes, twelve-time Grammy Award Nominee, Kirk Whalum… come join us for two nights of guaranteed soulful saxophone sounds given to you by a national and world-renowned artist.




Kirk Whalum
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Some words to describe Kirk Whalum’s music are soulful, passionate, stirring. Forged from his Memphis, (TN) gospel roots and his 1980’s initiation into the thriving Houston, TX nightclub scene, Kirk’s big, rich tenor sound is unmistakably his. The 80’s were highlighted by kirk’s stepping out of his blossoming sideman role and forming his own band. It was there that kirk ultimately developed both his “voice” and songwriting in the crucible of the local club scene—especially at a rooftop club called Cody’s. It was also in Houston where jazz pianist Bob James “ discovered” him and brought him on tour, which led to five successful albums with Columbia records, including cache, Kirk’s first #1 album. As well, Kirk and Bob received a Grammy nomination for their collaboration album, Joined at the Hip. After moving to LA, Kirk became an in demand session player for top artists like Barbara Streisand, Al Jarreau, Luther Vandross, Larry Carlton, Quincy Jones and most notably, Whitney Houston, amongst others. It’s his sax heard on the mega-hit, “I Will Always Love You”.


Kirk soon followed that career high point with his phenomal hit album released on warner bro. Records, for you perhaps the most successful of over 25 solo recordings to date; others include his eclectic, and much lauded, Gospel according to jazz series, (chapters 1, 2, 3, and 4). In addition to his many solo projects, Kirk was also a member of the popular soul/ jazz group with Rick Braun (trumpet) and Norman Brown (guitar).


Kirk is the recipient of numerous award and acknowledgements for his musical excellence including three dove award nominations, NAACP image award nomination and has won two stellar awards- gospel music’s highest honor. A twelve time Grammy award nominee, Kirk won his first Grammy award for best gospel song (“it’s what I do—featuring Lalah Hathaway”) alongside life-long friend and gifted songwriter, Jerry Peters. Kirk has also been honored with a brass note on the Memphis walk of fame and a star on the Nashville walk of fame. 


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$44.00 - $55.00
Dec
11 Sat
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A Night With Kirk Whalum

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

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


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


For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.

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


Middle C Jazz welcomes, twelve-time Grammy Award Nominee, Kirk Whalum… come join us for two nights of guaranteed soulful saxophone sounds given to you by a national and world-renowned artist.




Kirk Whalum
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WATCH
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Some words to describe Kirk Whalum’s music are soulful, passionate, stirring. Forged from his Memphis, (TN) gospel roots and his 1980’s initiation into the thriving Houston, TX nightclub scene, Kirk’s big, rich tenor sound is unmistakably his. The 80’s were highlighted by kirk’s stepping out of his blossoming sideman role and forming his own band. It was there that kirk ultimately developed both his “voice” and songwriting in the crucible of the local club scene—especially at a rooftop club called Cody’s. It was also in Houston where jazz pianist Bob James “ discovered” him and brought him on tour, which led to five successful albums with Columbia records, including cache, Kirk’s first #1 album. As well, Kirk and Bob received a Grammy nomination for their collaboration album, Joined at the Hip. After moving to LA, Kirk became an in demand session player for top artists like Barbara Streisand, Al Jarreau, Luther Vandross, Larry Carlton, Quincy Jones and most notably, Whitney Houston, amongst others. It’s his sax heard on the mega-hit, “I Will Always Love You”.


Kirk soon followed that career high point with his phenomal hit album released on warner bro. Records, for you perhaps the most successful of over 25 solo recordings to date; others include his eclectic, and much lauded, Gospel according to jazz series, (chapters 1, 2, 3, and 4). In addition to his many solo projects, Kirk was also a member of the popular soul/ jazz group with Rick Braun (trumpet) and Norman Brown (guitar).


Kirk is the recipient of numerous award and acknowledgements for his musical excellence including three dove award nominations, NAACP image award nomination and has won two stellar awards- gospel music’s highest honor. A twelve time Grammy award nominee, Kirk won his first Grammy award for best gospel song (“it’s what I do—featuring Lalah Hathaway”) alongside life-long friend and gifted songwriter, Jerry Peters. Kirk has also been honored with a brass note on the Memphis walk of fame and a star on the Nashville walk of fame. 


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Dec
11 Sat
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A Night With Kirk Whalum

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

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


Middle C Jazz welcomes, twelve-time Grammy Award Nominee, Kirk Whalum… come join us for two nights of guaranteed soulful saxophone sounds given to you by a national and world-renowned artist.




Kirk Whalum
WEBSITE
WATCH
LISTEN
Some words to describe Kirk Whalum’s music are soulful, passionate, stirring. Forged from his Memphis, (TN) gospel roots and his 1980’s initiation into the thriving Houston, TX nightclub scene, Kirk’s big, rich tenor sound is unmistakably his. The 80’s were highlighted by kirk’s stepping out of his blossoming sideman role and forming his own band. It was there that kirk ultimately developed both his “voice” and songwriting in the crucible of the local club scene—especially at a rooftop club called Cody’s. It was also in Houston where jazz pianist Bob James “ discovered” him and brought him on tour, which led to five successful albums with Columbia records, including cache, Kirk’s first #1 album. As well, Kirk and Bob received a Grammy nomination for their collaboration album, Joined at the Hip. After moving to LA, Kirk became an in demand session player for top artists like Barbara Streisand, Al Jarreau, Luther Vandross, Larry Carlton, Quincy Jones and most notably, Whitney Houston, amongst others. It’s his sax heard on the mega-hit, “I Will Always Love You”.


Kirk soon followed that career high point with his phenomal hit album released on warner bro. Records, for you perhaps the most successful of over 25 solo recordings to date; others include his eclectic, and much lauded, Gospel according to jazz series, (chapters 1, 2, 3, and 4). In addition to his many solo projects, Kirk was also a member of the popular soul/ jazz group with Rick Braun (trumpet) and Norman Brown (guitar).


Kirk is the recipient of numerous award and acknowledgements for his musical excellence including three dove award nominations, NAACP image award nomination and has won two stellar awards- gospel music’s highest honor. A twelve time Grammy award nominee, Kirk won his first Grammy award for best gospel song (“it’s what I do—featuring Lalah Hathaway”) alongside life-long friend and gifted songwriter, Jerry Peters. Kirk has also been honored with a brass note on the Memphis walk of fame and a star on the Nashville walk of fame. 


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Dec
12 Sun
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Jazz N Soul Music presents: Soulful Christmas... A Rhonda Thomas Christmas Concert

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

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: November 1, 2021 11:30 AM to December 12, 2021 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.

The Holidays are a time to share glad tidings and good will towards all…Come and join us with your families and spread some Yuletide cheer with the vocal stylings of the incomparable Rhonda Thomas, singing all of your Christmas Favorites



Rhonda Thomas
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As a performer, Rhonda Thomas shares her unique vocal styling, her definitive sultry voice and her dynamic songwriting. For those music lovers who are already familiar with Rhonda’s CDs “Guess Who I Saw Today”, “Breathe New Life”, “Listen”, “Little Drummer Girl” and her DVD, “Rhonda Thomas: Live at Centennial Park”, they will be excited to know that she has teamed up with super-producers, Khari Cabral, Daz-i-Kue and Julius Speed to create her 2015 CD release, “Vinyl Daze”. Vinyl Daze debuted at #12 on the Billboard Jazz Charts.


Rhonda Thomas was a featured soloist and background vocalist for Isaac Hayes for 11 years before his untimely passing. Rhonda served in that capacity while remaining extremely focused on elevating her solo musical career. Issac Hayes wholeheartedly supported Rhonda’s desire to spread her wings musically. He commented, “Her voice has a wide range. She has the quality, vocal timbre and vibrato of Denise Williams when she goes high. There are a lot of vocal sounds in this young woman. Jazz-wise she can scat too!” Additionally, in Isaac Hayes’ review of “Breathe New Life” he further expressed, “WOW, a human voice singing songs of substance… Hats off to production, musicianship, arrangement, vocals and don’t miss the lyrics, it’s a breath of fresh air.”


A New York City native and Atlanta, GA resident who performs nationally and internationally, Rhonda’s natural talent, professional drive, and amazing charisma have landed her in the presence of greatness many times and has opened numerous doors for her. She has performed or shared the stage with Luther Vandross, Roberta Flack, The String Cheese Incident, Roy Ayers, Frank McComb, Dwele, Eric Roberson, Avery Sunshine and Sam Moore (of the legendary duo Sam and Dave) just to name a few. With her enchanting voice, Rhonda has stamped her name on the hearts of all that have witnessed her singing live.


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$28.00 - $35.00
Dec
16 Thu
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Java Band Presents..."Warm at Christmas": Holiday Hits and Dance Classics

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

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: November 22, 2021 11:04 AM to December 16, 2021 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.





Noble presents Java. Java has performed all over with its soulful, energetic, jazzy vibe. Come sing along to some of your favorite holiday hits, including Java's "Warm at Christmas." Tis the season for Holiday classics and your favorite dance tunes, all in one night! 



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There's no sitting at a JAVA party. We keep your event flowing from beginning to end. Both old and young are engaged and dancing the night away.

Our versatile style combines music including all genres to satisfy the music enthusiast as well as the person that's the life of the party. Jazz standards, Rock, Motown/Beach, R&B, Hip Hop, and Country we do it all. Everyone who experiences a show is left in awe of the amazing night they just witnessed. 
We can accommodate any occasion. From our trio to our 9-piece unit (can expand to 13), we cater each show to the client's desires. Java is sure to get the crowd involved. Playing all of your favorites, we promise to rock the house. 

Performing all over the US, Java has some of the most talented musicians and vocalists around. Our energy, creativity, knowledge, and attitude are second to none. We treat each opportunity as an honor and leave every event giving all we have. 

Looking for the perfect entertainment for your event? Look no further than JAVA. 

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$26.40 - $33.00
Dec
17 Fri
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The Heart and Soul Christmas Show Featuring Nils and Johnny Britt

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: October 4, 2021 2:38 PM to December 17, 2021 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.



Come and join us at Middle C as we kick off the Holiday season with an unforgettable show full of HEART AND SOUL guaranteed to leave an everlasting impression and set the stage for Yuletide and Joy. 


Nils
Nils is a contemporary jazz artist with 5 Billboard #1 Hits and over 20 Top20 songs to his name. And his song of the decade, PCH or Pacific Coast Highway, remains the most played Smooth Jazz song since this millennium began.


Having released his latest CD “Caught In The Groove" 100% under Covid, he hit the Billboard charts at #1 on Billboard with both, the title track and his second single, "Outta Site” . His 3rd single “I Like the Way you Do it” is already #13 on Billboard and moving up the charts.


Further solidifying his place in the realm of world renowned smooth jazz artists, Nils's hit album “Caught in the Groove", has stayed at number one on SmoothJazz.com after it's release for a record breaking 48 weeks and is still at that spot today. The cool, crafty title of Nils’ latest BAJA/TSR album says it all about his studio and onstage state of mind.


Johnny Britt
Britt was hired by Otis Williams as the youngest ever musical director of the Motown Super Group The Temptations which led to Britt being the co music producer of the Emmy Award Winning TV miniseries The Temptations. Britt signed to Motown/ MoJazz Records with his own critically acclaimed group Impromp2  which released 4 albums. Britt recently scored Big as the solo trumpet player in the Oscar Nominated Motion Picture Hidden Figures with Hans Zimmer as well as an on camera solo trumpet performance with Ryan Gosling in the Oscar Nominated Motion Picture La La Land. Britt has worked with Annie Lennox as the trumpet soloist for her PBS Special and has also worked with Quincy Jones, David Bowie, Josh Groban, Jennifer Lopez, Maxwell as well as singing at the Oscars with John Legend, Common and Mary J. Blige. Britt is an honorary member of the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame as a current member of the legendary singing group Little Anthony and The Imperials.


With a global career that spans over 30 years, Johnny Britt is one of the most versatile and beloved talents of our time.



$28.00 - $35.00
Dec
17 Fri
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The Heart and Soul Christmas Show Featuring Nils and Johnny Britt

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 8:30 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
 More Information
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: October 4, 2021 2:39 PM to December 17, 2021 10:05 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.



Come and join us at Middle C as we kick off the Holiday season with an unforgettable show full of HEART AND SOUL guaranteed to leave an everlasting impression and set the stage for Yuletide and Joy. 


Nils
Nils is a contemporary jazz artist with 5 Billboard #1 Hits and over 20 Top20 songs to his name. And his song of the decade, PCH or Pacific Coast Highway, remains the most played Smooth Jazz song since this millennium began.


Having released his latest CD “Caught In The Groove" 100% under Covid, he hit the Billboard charts at #1 on Billboard with both, the title track and his second single, "Outta Site” . His 3rd single “I Like the Way you Do it” is already #13 on Billboard and moving up the charts.


Further solidifying his place in the realm of world renowned smooth jazz artists, Nils's hit album “Caught in the Groove", has stayed at number one on SmoothJazz.com after it's release for a record breaking 48 weeks and is still at that spot today. The cool, crafty title of Nils’ latest BAJA/TSR album says it all about his studio and onstage state of mind.


Johnny Britt
Britt was hired by Otis Williams as the youngest ever musical director of the Motown Super Group The Temptations which led to Britt being the co music producer of the Emmy Award Winning TV miniseries The Temptations. Britt signed to Motown/ MoJazz Records with his own critically acclaimed group Impromp2  which released 4 albums. Britt recently scored Big as the solo trumpet player in the Oscar Nominated Motion Picture Hidden Figures with Hans Zimmer as well as an on camera solo trumpet performance with Ryan Gosling in the Oscar Nominated Motion Picture La La Land. Britt has worked with Annie Lennox as the trumpet soloist for her PBS Special and has also worked with Quincy Jones, David Bowie, Josh Groban, Jennifer Lopez, Maxwell as well as singing at the Oscars with John Legend, Common and Mary J. Blige. Britt is an honorary member of the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame as a current member of the legendary singing group Little Anthony and The Imperials.


With a global career that spans over 30 years, Johnny Britt is one of the most versatile and beloved talents of our time.



$24.00 - $30.00
Dec
18 Sat
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The Heart and Soul Christmas Show Featuring Nils and Johnny Britt

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

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: October 4, 2021 2:31 PM to December 18, 2021 8:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

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


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


For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.

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




Come and join us at Middle C as we kick off the Holiday season with an unforgettable show full of HEART AND SOUL guaranteed to leave an everlasting impression and set the stage for Yuletide and Joy. 


Nils
Nils is a contemporary jazz artist with 5 Billboard #1 Hits and over 20 Top20 songs to his name. And his song of the decade, PCH or Pacific Coast Highway, remains the most played Smooth Jazz song since this millennium began.


Having released his latest CD “Caught In The Groove" 100% under Covid, he hit the Billboard charts at #1 on Billboard with both, the title track and his second single, "Outta Site” . His 3rd single “I Like the Way you Do it” is already #13 on Billboard and moving up the charts.


Further solidifying his place in the realm of world renowned smooth jazz artists, Nils's hit album “Caught in the Groove", has stayed at number one on SmoothJazz.com after it's release for a record breaking 48 weeks and is still at that spot today. The cool, crafty title of Nils’ latest BAJA/TSR album says it all about his studio and onstage state of mind.


Johnny Britt
Britt was hired by Otis Williams as the youngest ever musical director of the Motown Super Group The Temptations which led to Britt being the co music producer of the Emmy Award Winning TV miniseries The Temptations. Britt signed to Motown/ MoJazz Records with his own critically acclaimed group Impromp2  which released 4 albums. Britt recently scored Big as the solo trumpet player in the Oscar Nominated Motion Picture Hidden Figures with Hans Zimmer as well as an on camera solo trumpet performance with Ryan Gosling in the Oscar Nominated Motion Picture La La Land. Britt has worked with Annie Lennox as the trumpet soloist for her PBS Special and has also worked with Quincy Jones, David Bowie, Josh Groban, Jennifer Lopez, Maxwell as well as singing at the Oscars with John Legend, Common and Mary J. Blige. Britt is an honorary member of the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame as a current member of the legendary singing group Little Anthony and The Imperials.


With a global career that spans over 30 years, Johnny Britt is one of the most versatile and beloved talents of our time.



$28.00 - $35.00
Dec
18 Sat
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The Heart and Soul Christmas Show Featuring Nils and Johnny Britt

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 8:30 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
 More Information
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: October 4, 2021 2:35 PM to December 18, 2021 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.

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




Come and join us at Middle C as we kick off the Holiday season with an unforgettable show full of HEART AND SOUL guaranteed to leave an everlasting impression and set the stage for Yuletide and Joy. 


Nils
Nils is a contemporary jazz artist with 5 Billboard #1 Hits and over 20 Top20 songs to his name. And his song of the decade, PCH or Pacific Coast Highway, remains the most played Smooth Jazz song since this millennium began.


Having released his latest CD “Caught In The Groove" 100% under Covid, he hit the Billboard charts at #1 on Billboard with both, the title track and his second single, "Outta Site” . His 3rd single “I Like the Way you Do it” is already #13 on Billboard and moving up the charts.


Further solidifying his place in the realm of world renowned smooth jazz artists, Nils's hit album “Caught in the Groove", has stayed at number one on SmoothJazz.com after it's release for a record breaking 48 weeks and is still at that spot today. The cool, crafty title of Nils’ latest BAJA/TSR album says it all about his studio and onstage state of mind.


Johnny Britt
Britt was hired by Otis Williams as the youngest ever musical director of the Motown Super Group The Temptations which led to Britt being the co music producer of the Emmy Award Winning TV miniseries The Temptations. Britt signed to Motown/ MoJazz Records with his own critically acclaimed group Impromp2  which released 4 albums. Britt recently scored Big as the solo trumpet player in the Oscar Nominated Motion Picture Hidden Figures with Hans Zimmer as well as an on camera solo trumpet performance with Ryan Gosling in the Oscar Nominated Motion Picture La La Land. Britt has worked with Annie Lennox as the trumpet soloist for her PBS Special and has also worked with Quincy Jones, David Bowie, Josh Groban, Jennifer Lopez, Maxwell as well as singing at the Oscars with John Legend, Common and Mary J. Blige. Britt is an honorary member of the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame as a current member of the legendary singing group Little Anthony and The Imperials.


With a global career that spans over 30 years, Johnny Britt is one of the most versatile and beloved talents of our time.



$24.00 - $30.00
Dec
19 Sun
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Gospel Sunday at Middle C Jazz - Holiday Edition featuring BRAVE Entertainment

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 2:00 PM, Show at 3:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $28.00
CHILD TICKET: $12.00
BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS: $22.40
GROUP: $22.40

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION / CHILD TICKET / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS / GROUP Public Onsale: November 1, 2021 12:00 AM to December 19, 2021 6:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Craft cocktails and small plates begin at 2:00 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.

Holiday Edition featuring BRAVE Entertainment

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.


BRAVE Entertainment was founded in 2014 by owners Raven Stevens and Britney Hughes. Being heavily involved in the music scene, as singers and background vocalist, for over 25 years, Raven and Britney created the company to capitalize on their experience as musicians.  Its purpose is to provide, promote, and carry out every entity that falls under the umbrella of music, fine arts, and entertainment. To include but are not limited to Songwriting, event hosting, entertainment outsourcing, live performances, and live/studio background vocals.


BRAVE Entertainment began with hosting a live music event, bringing together a culmination of gifted artists and musicians, giving them the ideal platform to express their artistic and creative abilities. Most known for its dope live music event called The Session; Brave set Charlotte and surrounding areas on fire, partnering with international R&B artist, TWEET.  This event featured some of R&Bs finest such as Ricco Barrino, Myke Grizzly, Samoht, Micki Miller, Tou, Brik Liam, Chantae Cann, The Hamiltones, and Blanche J. 


BRAVE Entertainment further tapping into their own gifts and talents, began doing more outside of hosting and promoting events and this is where “BRAVE” the artist derived. The ladies of BRAVE have established themselves as artists within their own right. Writing and producing their own music and having a soulful and “Churchy” sound BRAVE has released 4 singles; Warfare, Saturn Love, Wish Your Love, and Familiar; which are available on all digital music outlets.


The name BRAVE to them is not just merely a word but a lifestyle.  "I am Brave," is an act and attitude of freedom; Doing what they love in the presence of fear.


 



$12.00 - $28.00
Dec
22 Wed
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Jazz 'N Soul Music Presents "A Charlie Brown Christmas featuring the Sean Mason Trio and Tyra Scott"

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $40.00
CHILD TICKET: $15.00
BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS: $32.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION / CHILD TICKET / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: October 1, 2021 12:18 PM to December 22, 2021 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.

Come experience Sean Mason performing his 8th annual holiday concert, "A Charlie Brown Christmas", with his group featuring Butler Knowles, Malcolm Charles, and guest vocalist Tyra Scott.



Experience the classic multi-platinum album played in its entirety in the spirit of The Vince Guaraldi Trio! The Sean Mason Trio and Tyra Scott will perform A Charlie Brown Christmas live along with other jazzy holiday favorites! Join us as we celebrate the holidays and the magic of Christmas with live Jazz interpretations of your favorites including “Linus and Lucy” and “Christmastime is Here”.

Sean Mason

WEBSITE
Born and raised in Charlotte, NC, Sean Mason taught himself by ear how to play the piano
at the age of 13. His beginning musical roots included Gospel, Classical, Hip-Hop, and R&B
music, but then he discovered jazz and decided to make a career of it.

To further his knowledge, Sean went to study music at The University of North Carolina at
Greensboro. After two years of study, Sean decided to move to New York City and transfer
his studies to The Juilliard School, studying for another two years before ultimately leaving
to pursue his music interests independently. In his short but already groundbreaking career,
Sean has played and toured with many jazz professionals, prominently including Branford
Marsalis and Wynton Marsalis, but among many others. Sean is based in New York City,
and aside from being a sideman member of many successful jazz bands around the city,
Sean leads his own band, “The Sean Mason Trio”, which performs and tours across the
globe.

In addition to his performing career, Sean is also a composer, orchestrator, and music
director in the musical theatre space.

$15.00 - $40.00
Dec
22 Wed
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Jazz 'N Soul Music Presents "A Charlie Brown Christmas featuring the Sean Mason Trio and Tyra Scott"

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 8:30 PM, Show at 9:00 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: October 1, 2021 2:35 PM to December 22, 2021 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.


Come experience Sean Mason performing his 8th annual holiday concert, "A Charlie Brown Christmas", with his group featuring Butler Knowles, Malcolm Charles, and guest vocalist Tyra Scott.



Experience the classic multi-platinum album played in its entirety in the spirit of The Vince Guaraldi Trio! The Sean Mason Trio and Tyra Scott will perform A Charlie Brown Christmas live along with other jazzy holiday favorites! Join us as we celebrate the holidays and the magic of Christmas with live Jazz interpretations of your favorites including “Linus and Lucy” and “Christmastime is Here”.

Sean Mason

WEBSITE
Born and raised in Charlotte, NC, Sean Mason taught himself by ear how to play the piano
at the age of 13. His beginning musical roots included Gospel, Classical, Hip-Hop, and R&B
music, but then he discovered jazz and decided to make a career of it.

To further his knowledge, Sean went to study music at The University of North Carolina at
Greensboro. After two years of study, Sean decided to move to New York City and transfer
his studies to The Juilliard School, studying for another two years before ultimately leaving
to pursue his music interests independently. In his short but already groundbreaking career,
Sean has played and toured with many jazz professionals, prominently including Branford
Marsalis and Wynton Marsalis, but among many others. Sean is based in New York City,
and aside from being a sideman member of many successful jazz bands around the city,
Sean leads his own band, “The Sean Mason Trio”, which performs and tours across the
globe.

In addition to his performing career, Sean is also a composer, orchestrator, and music
director in the musical theatre space.

$32.00 - $40.00
Dec
23 Thu
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Jazz 'N Soul Music Presents "A Charlie Brown Christmas featuring the Sean Mason Trio and Tyra Scott"

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: October 1, 2021 2:25 PM to December 23, 2021 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.


Come experience Sean Mason performing his 8th annual holiday concert, "A Charlie Brown Christmas", with his group featuring Butler Knowles, Malcolm Charles, and guest vocalist Tyra Scott.



Experience the classic multi-platinum album played in its entirety in the spirit of The Vince Guaraldi Trio! The Sean Mason Trio and Tyra Scott will perform A Charlie Brown Christmas live along with other jazzy holiday favorites! Join us as we celebrate the holidays and the magic of Christmas with live Jazz interpretations of your favorites including “Linus and Lucy” and “Christmastime is Here”.

Sean Mason

WEBSITE
Born and raised in Charlotte, NC, Sean Mason taught himself by ear how to play the piano
at the age of 13. His beginning musical roots included Gospel, Classical, Hip-Hop, and R&B
music, but then he discovered jazz and decided to make a career of it.

To further his knowledge, Sean went to study music at The University of North Carolina at
Greensboro. After two years of study, Sean decided to move to New York City and transfer
his studies to The Juilliard School, studying for another two years before ultimately leaving
to pursue his music interests independently. In his short but already groundbreaking career,
Sean has played and toured with many jazz professionals, prominently including Branford
Marsalis and Wynton Marsalis, but among many others. Sean is based in New York City,
and aside from being a sideman member of many successful jazz bands around the city,
Sean leads his own band, “The Sean Mason Trio”, which performs and tours across the
globe.

In addition to his performing career, Sean is also a composer, orchestrator, and music
director in the musical theatre space.

$32.00 - $40.00
Dec
23 Thu
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Jazz 'N Soul Music Presents "A Charlie Brown Christmas featuring the Sean Mason Trio and Tyra Scott"

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 8:30 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $40.00
BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS: $12.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: October 1, 2021 2:31 PM to December 23, 2021 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.


Come experience Sean Mason performing his 8th annual holiday concert, "A Charlie Brown Christmas", with his group featuring Butler Knowles, Malcolm Charles, and guest vocalist Tyra Scott.



Experience the classic multi-platinum album played in its entirety in the spirit of The Vince Guaraldi Trio! The Sean Mason Trio and Tyra Scott will perform A Charlie Brown Christmas live along with other jazzy holiday favorites! Join us as we celebrate the holidays and the magic of Christmas with live Jazz interpretations of your favorites including “Linus and Lucy” and “Christmastime is Here”.

Sean Mason

WEBSITE
Born and raised in Charlotte, NC, Sean Mason taught himself by ear how to play the piano
at the age of 13. His beginning musical roots included Gospel, Classical, Hip-Hop, and R&B
music, but then he discovered jazz and decided to make a career of it.

To further his knowledge, Sean went to study music at The University of North Carolina at
Greensboro. After two years of study, Sean decided to move to New York City and transfer
his studies to The Juilliard School, studying for another two years before ultimately leaving
to pursue his music interests independently. In his short but already groundbreaking career,
Sean has played and toured with many jazz professionals, prominently including Branford
Marsalis and Wynton Marsalis, but among many others. Sean is based in New York City,
and aside from being a sideman member of many successful jazz bands around the city,
Sean leads his own band, “The Sean Mason Trio”, which performs and tours across the
globe.

In addition to his performing career, Sean is also a composer, orchestrator, and music
director in the musical theatre space.

$12.00 - $40.00
Dec
30 Thu
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5th & York

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

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: November 19, 2021 12:06 PM to December 30, 2021 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.


5TH & YORK
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5th & York have emerged as one of the premier smooth jazz bands to come out of the Southeast. With influences ranging from the Yellow Jackets and Fourplay to the great funk bands of the 70s and 80s, 5th and York look to offer its audience a valuable experience they won’t soon forget.


The band has opened for national recording artists such as Earth Wind and Fire, Chicago, Anthony Hamilton, and Gerald Levert. When asked what makes this band different from other bands, Saxophonist D. Friday replied “We understand what working professionals want to hear because we are ourselves working professionals.” Their love for music has forged a musical experience with a high IQ and tons of energy that can be enjoyed by the smooth jazz listener as well as those who enjoy classic R&B.


With a setlist that covers the music of artists Grover Washington Jr, Kirk Whalem, Anita Baker, and more 5th and York promise to offer every audience member something they will enjoy.


The members of 5th and York are, Mike Baker on Keyboards, Derwin Friday on Saxophone, Dewarren Tate on Bass, Johnny Gilliard on Drums, Derrick Friday on Lead guitar, and Vocalist Tra Sauls-Mason. Individually these musicians have traveled the country to share their talents with music lovers everywhere and now they come together to form the distinctive sound of 5th and York.


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$28.00 - $35.00
Dec
31 Fri
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A swingin' New Years Eve with Joe Gransden featuring Robyn Springer

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 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: November 2, 2021 5:48 PM to December 31, 2021 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.

End 2021 on a high note and ring in 2022 at Middle C Jazz with the swingin’ sounds of Jazz Trumpeter and Vocalist Joe Gransden along with his Quintet featuring the R&B soulful sounds of Robyn Springer. Joe will be bringing you toe tappin hits from the Great American Songbook and some classic standards by George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer, and many more!! Raise your glass to 2022 at Charlotte's premier jazz club and The Queen City’s new house of cool.

Your ticket includes a champagne toast!

Joe Gransden
WEBSITE
WATCH
Joe performs the world over. Wherever he appears, there’s music—exciting and romantic music—the kind of music audiences love to hear and dance to. Twelve albums and counting, Joe digs deep and plays the music his fans want to hear. Joe Gransden Public Relations Information Trumpeter/vocalist moves forward in his promising career Band leader Joe Gransden has performed worldwide and released 16 CDs under his own name. Renowned first for the hard bop approach of his trumpet, Gransden’s singing voice has been compared to that of Chet Baker and Frank Sinatra. "When I first heard Joe nine years ago, I immediately thought of Chet," says Jazziz magazine critic James Rozzi, “but lately his voice has taken on its own style with a deeper resonance. His trumpet has always alternated lyricism with an aggressive, angular approach. He has the ability to cover the gamut of emotions." Joe is from just north of Manhattan, New York. Coming from a family full of musicians, Joe’s introduction to music came early on through his father, a gifted singer and pianist. His grandfather was a trumpeter of merit, playing professionally his whole life throughout New York. On his mother’s side of the family was the piano virtuoso Carmen Cavallero. "Music has been a part of my life as far back as I can remember,” says the unassuming Joe Gransden.


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.





$48.00 - $60.00
Dec
31 Fri
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A swingin' New Years Eve with Joe Gransden featuring Robyn Springer

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 8:30 PM, Show at 9:00 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: November 2, 2021 6:00 PM to December 31, 2021 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.

End 2021 on a high note and ring in 2022 at Middle C Jazz with the swingin’ sounds of Jazz Trumpeter and Vocalist Joe Gransden along with his Quintet featuring the R&B soulful sounds of Robyn Springer. Joe will be bringing you toe tappin hits from the Great American Songbook and some classic standards by George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer, and many more!! Raise your glass to 2022 at Charlotte's premier jazz club and The Queen City’s new house of cool.  

Your ticket includes a champagne toast!

Joe Gransden
WEBSITE
WATCH
Joe performs the world over. Wherever he appears, there’s music—exciting and romantic music—the kind of music audiences love to hear and dance to. Twelve albums and counting, Joe digs deep and plays the music his fans want to hear. Joe Gransden Public Relations Information Trumpeter/vocalist moves forward in his promising career Band leader Joe Gransden has performed worldwide and released 16 CDs under his own name. Renowned first for the hard bop approach of his trumpet, Gransden’s singing voice has been compared to that of Chet Baker and Frank Sinatra. "When I first heard Joe nine years ago, I immediately thought of Chet," says Jazziz magazine critic James Rozzi, “but lately his voice has taken on its own style with a deeper resonance. His trumpet has always alternated lyricism with an aggressive, angular approach. He has the ability to cover the gamut of emotions." Joe is from just north of Manhattan, New York. Coming from a family full of musicians, Joe’s introduction to music came early on through his father, a gifted singer and pianist. His grandfather was a trumpeter of merit, playing professionally his whole life throughout New York. On his mother’s side of the family was the piano virtuoso Carmen Cavallero. "Music has been a part of my life as far back as I can remember,” says the unassuming Joe Gransden.


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.





$40.00 - $50.00
Jan
1 Sat
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Furia Tropikal presents Latin Rhythms and Salsa Hits

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
CHILD: $10.00
GENERAL ADMISSION: $35.00
BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS: $28.00

TICKET SALE DATES
CHILD / GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: November 30, 2021 10:03 AM to January 1, 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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Ring in the New Year at Middle C Jazz with the upbeat dance rhythms of Furia Tropikal on New Year’s Day! They’ve brought their Latin American beats up and down the East Coast for over two decades and will be right here in Charlotte to celebrate 2022 in style!

Furia Tropikal
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Furia Tropikal was founded in 1990 by Jose Ayala in Union City, New Jersey about 10 miles from Manhattan, New York. We began playing at family birthday parties and little by little at family and friends’ weddings. By playing Cumbia music and other rhythms, people enjoy the memories brought back to them with the help of music from their background of origin.  


In 1992, we were invited to perform at festivals and opening up for big bands. Groups like niche, Banda Blanca, and los Galos, etc. Then in 1999 we recorded our first single. (Yo solo quiero ). Witch opened up many doors in the music world!! 


As a band we decided to move to North Carolina in 2004 and started to slowly establish ourselves in Charlotte with the support of new members. Our new members also have the same Latin flavor  as the  cumbia ,bachata, merengue ,salsa and more which helped make our band Furia tropikal popular within the surrounding areas.  


In 2006, Furia tropikal was invited to perform in several events. One of the events was at a new Latin mall (plaza fiesta), which gave the band an opportunity to be known by the public and till this day they are our most loyal fans. Furia Tropikal performed at several major festivals in Charlotte and other big cities. Some of the festivals include, Colombia festival, Peruvian festival, the Latin festival in Orlando Florida, and more.  


We Still perform throughout the east coast with the support of very talented artists which are listed below, 


Natalia Raigosa (voice).                      Juan carlos  (. Bass & percucion ) 
Maria Paula Osorno voice).                  Joge Martinez. (Percucion) 
Candy Cobos  (voice).                            Luis Mendel       (Percucion 
Milton Geraldo ( voice).                            Jose Ayala.  ( direction  and piano) 
Alexia Sanchez’s (voice) 
Berna Torres.       (Voice ) 
Alberto Sosa. (Bass) 
Jose Luis  Rodriguez ( guitar) 
Rony Cruz.      (Percucion and voice) 
Celina Fernandez.   (Voice) 
Jose Ayala.      (Piano and director) 
Joaquin Mena (percucion) 
Ricardo Ortega (percucion) 
Fredy Suarez (voice) 
Manuela Soler (voice) 
Jose Ayala.   (Piano and direction)



$10.00 - $35.00

300 South Brevard Street
Charlotte, NC
United States