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  • Jun
    19 Wed
    Summer of Funk feat Music of Sly & The Family Stone, Kool & The Gang, The Gap Band, Maze, and more

    Summer of Funk feat Music of Sly & The Family Stone, Kool & The Gang, The Gap Band, Maze, and more

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

    TICKET SALE DATES
    GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: January 30, 2024 9:18 PM to June 19, 2024 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
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    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! 


    $28.00 - $35.00
  • Jun
    20 Thu
    Just Fine: MJB Tribute Band

    Just Fine: MJB Tribute Band

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

    TICKET SALE DATES
    GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: February 26, 2024 8:56 PM to June 20, 2024 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.



    JUST FINE MJB TRIBUTE BAND
    Click HERE for a special message from Just Fine.
    Just Fine- the ultimate Mary J. Blige Tribute Band takes you back to your favorite days and times experienced in the 90s, giving you everything you remember about Multi-Award winner Mary J. Blige.

    This 7 piece band's groove and sound provides you with the amazing throwback memories as well as the more recent feel good vibes from this musical icon. This great unit is lead by Professional Recording Drummer Rashad King and lead vocalist and entertainer Ms. Tre'Jae who delivers the look and sound of her musical idol, Mary J. Blige.

    Just Fine- the Ultimate MJB Tribute Band will highlight hits such as Real Love, You Remind Me, and My Life, just to name a few. Just Fine will give you the Ultimate Tribute concert experience. Satisfying and supplying you with your MJB fix.




    $28.00 - $35.00
  • Jun
    21 Fri
    An Evening with Two-time Grammy Nominated Musician Christian Sands Trio

    An Evening with Two-time Grammy Nominated Musician Christian Sands Trio

    Charlotte, NC
    United States
    Doors at 5:30 PM, Show at 6:30 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    GENERAL ADMISSION: $40.00
    BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS: $32.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: April 15, 2024 9:13 PM to June 21, 2024 8:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION


    Craft cocktails and small plates will be served starting at 5:30PM.


    For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.



    CHRISTIAN SANDS
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    CHRISTIAN SANDS — Steinway Artist and five-time Grammy Nominee — is an emerging jazz force. His abundant piano technique perfectly matches his conception, accomplishing a much deeper musical goal: a fresh look at the entire language of jazz.  Christian says, “My music is about teaching the way of jazz and keeping it alive.”  Whether it’s stride, swing, bebop, progressive, fusion, Brazilian or Afro-Cuban, Sands develops the past while providing unusual and stimulating vehicles for the present… and for the future.  He expresses himself through an extensive vocabulary of patterns, textures and structures, all the while maintaining a strong sense of understatement, sensitivity, taste and swing — hallmarks for as long as he has been playing.


    Pianist/composer Christian Sands’ cinematic approach to popular holiday classics takes center stage with Christmas Stories, his first album since his critically acclaimed, GRAMMY® nominated 2020 release Be Water. Having performed in-demand Christmas shows at Jazz at Lincoln Center and around the world, Sands offers such classics as “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “Silent Night,” “Jingle Bells,” and “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” as well as a few surprises. Joining the NAACP Image Award nominee are vibraphonist Stefon Harris, saxophonist Jimmy Greene, guitarists Max Light and Marvin Sewell, bassist Yasushi Nakamura, percussionist Keita Ogawa, and drummer Ryan Sands.






    $32.00 - $40.00
  • Jun
    21 Fri
    An Evening with Two-time Grammy Nominated Musician Christian Sands Trio

    An Evening with Two-time Grammy Nominated Musician Christian Sands Trio

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

    TICKET SALE DATES
    GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: April 15, 2024 9:15 PM to June 21, 2024 10:15 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION


    Craft cocktails and small plates will be served starting at 8:15PM.


    For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.



    CHRISTIAN SANDS
    WEBSITE
    WATCH

    CHRISTIAN SANDS — Steinway Artist and five-time Grammy Nominee — is an emerging jazz force. His abundant piano technique perfectly matches his conception, accomplishing a much deeper musical goal: a fresh look at the entire language of jazz.  Christian says, “My music is about teaching the way of jazz and keeping it alive.”  Whether it’s stride, swing, bebop, progressive, fusion, Brazilian or Afro-Cuban, Sands develops the past while providing unusual and stimulating vehicles for the present… and for the future.  He expresses himself through an extensive vocabulary of patterns, textures and structures, all the while maintaining a strong sense of understatement, sensitivity, taste and swing — hallmarks for as long as he has been playing.


    Pianist/composer Christian Sands’ cinematic approach to popular holiday classics takes center stage with Christmas Stories, his first album since his critically acclaimed, GRAMMY® nominated 2020 release Be Water. Having performed in-demand Christmas shows at Jazz at Lincoln Center and around the world, Sands offers such classics as “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “Silent Night,” “Jingle Bells,” and “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” as well as a few surprises. Joining the NAACP Image Award nominee are vibraphonist Stefon Harris, saxophonist Jimmy Greene, guitarists Max Light and Marvin Sewell, bassist Yasushi Nakamura, percussionist Keita Ogawa, and drummer Ryan Sands.






    $32.00 - $40.00
  • Jun
    22 Sat
    An Evening with Flautist and Soul-Jazz Phenomenon Ragan Whiteside

    An Evening with Flautist and Soul-Jazz Phenomenon Ragan Whiteside

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

    TICKET SALE DATES
    GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: February 26, 2024 9:13 PM to June 22, 2024 7:15 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION


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


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


    For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.






    RAGAN WHITESIDE










    WATCH
    WEBSITE
    Click HERE for a special message from Ragan Whiteside.
    Flute-playing soul-jazz phenomenon Ragan Whiteside has become one of the genre’s most consistently dynamic and popular artists. Thanks to her incredible skill and creativity on her chosen instrument, as well as her charismatic presence on stage, Whiteside is at the top of her game. That was demonstrated in October 2022, when she became the first artist to win the competitive Best Contemporary Jazz Artist Award at the inaugural Jazz Music Awards, held at the Cobb Energy Centre in Atlanta. Whiteside is also a 2023 NAACP Image Award Nominee and four-time nominee for the Smooth Jazz Network’s Best Artist Award.

    That distinction is well-deserved, as the Atlanta-based musician, songwriter, and vocalist has become one of very few women players to excel in the male-dominated instrumental sphere, garnering eight consecutive Top Ten Billboard airplay singles by 2022. And she’s done it as an independent artist, releasing projects on Randis Music, the label she founded with her husband, producer, and composer Dennis Johnson.

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    $36.00 - $45.00
  • Jun
    22 Sat
    An Evening with Flautist and Soul-Jazz Phenomenon Ragan Whiteside

    An Evening with Flautist and Soul-Jazz Phenomenon Ragan Whiteside

    Charlotte, NC
    United States
    Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 8:45 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    GENERAL ADMISSION: $40.00
    BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS: $32.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: February 26, 2024 9:15 PM to June 22, 2024 9:45 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION


    Craft cocktails and small plates begin at 8:00pm.


    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.






    RAGAN WHITESIDE










    WATCH
    WEBSITE
    Click HERE for a special message from Ragan Whiteside.
    Flute-playing soul-jazz phenomenon Ragan Whiteside has become one of the genre’s most consistently dynamic and popular artists. Thanks to her incredible skill and creativity on her chosen instrument, as well as her charismatic presence on stage, Whiteside is at the top of her game. That was demonstrated in October 2022, when she became the first artist to win the competitive Best Contemporary Jazz Artist Award at the inaugural Jazz Music Awards, held at the Cobb Energy Centre in Atlanta. Whiteside is also a 2023 NAACP Image Award Nominee and four-time nominee for the Smooth Jazz Network’s Best Artist Award.

    That distinction is well-deserved, as the Atlanta-based musician, songwriter, and vocalist has become one of very few women players to excel in the male-dominated instrumental sphere, garnering eight consecutive Top Ten Billboard airplay singles by 2022. And she’s done it as an independent artist, releasing projects on Randis Music, the label she founded with her husband, producer, and composer Dennis Johnson.

    Her most recent full-length project, 2022’s Thrill Ride, is her sixth career album to date and it lives up to its title, demonstrating Whiteside’s breathtaking virtuosity and melodic skills on a thrilling journey through a landscape of dynamic grooves. The project features eight songs, which are largely produced by her longtime collaborators Dennis Johnson and Bob Baldwin. Other producers include Chris “Big Dog” Davis on the sexy update of Stevie Wonder’s “Don’t You Worry Bout A Thing,” and James Lloyd of the veteran group Pieces Of A Dream, who contributes “A Toast At Sunset” as writer and keyboardist as well.



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    $32.00 - $40.00
  • Jun
    23 Sun
    An Evening of Smooth Jazz with Jazmin Ghent

    An Evening of Smooth Jazz with Jazmin Ghent

    Charlotte, NC
    United States
    Doors at 5:00 PM, Show at 6:00 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    GENERAL ADMISSION: $40.00
    BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS: $32.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: January 6, 2024 9:19 PM to June 23, 2024 7:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION


    Small plates and craft cocktails will be served starting at 5:00PM.

    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.

     









     








    JAZMIN GHENT
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    WEBSITE

    Click HERE for a special message from Jazmin Ghent.
    Jazmin Ghent is an international smooth jazz and gospel recording artist as well as an accomplished music educator. She was awarded the prestigious 2019 "NAACP Image Award" for Outstanding Jazz Album, “The Story of Jazz". She was nominated for 2019 Smooth Jazz Network's Best Artist of the Year and was voted 2017's Best New Smooth Jazz Artist. 

    Jazmin is also an accomplished music educator. She taught music to students in grades K-5 for 5 years. In 2020 Jazmin was invited by the US Embassy in Haiti to spend 7 days presenting music workshops to adults and children. She worked with musicians demonstrating the origin of jazz from standards to jazz of today. The week culminated with Jazmin headlining the International Jazz Festival in Port Au Prince, Haiti. She has also presented workshops to young musicians in Syracuse, New York, Long Island, New York and Elmira, New York. 

    From the entertainment perspective, Jazmin has 6 top 5 Billboard singles: Kickin It Up: Stride: Amends: Work Wit It: Heat: and Compared to What. Her most successful hit to date is Kickin It Up which was #1 on Billboard Smooth Jazz Charts (June 2, 2021). Stride, Amends, Heat and Compared to What remained on Billboard Smooth Jazz Airplay Charts for 20+ weeks and was played in rotation by most smooth jazz stations including Sirius XM Watercolors Channel for 7+ months. Jazmin has performed at various major festivals and venues throughout the country, in Europe and recently on the 2019 Dave Koz Cruise to Australia. 

    According to Art Good of Catalina Island's Jazz Trax radio and festival, “... unknown Jazmin Ghent was one of the BEST FINDS the festival has EVER uncovered. Obviously...she OUTSOLD ALL 30 stars of smooth jazz in the JazzTrax Store, selling more CDs than anyone. She had stage presence, a show and she could play!" 




    $32.00 - $40.00
  • Jun
    23 Sun
    An Evening of Smooth Jazz with Jazmin Ghent

    An Evening of Smooth Jazz with Jazmin Ghent

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

    TICKET SALE DATES
    GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: January 6, 2024 9:24 PM to June 23, 2024 9:15 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION


    Small plates and craft cocktails will be served starting at 8:00PM.

    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.

    JAZMIN GHENT
    WATCH
    WEBSITE

    Click HERE for a special message from Jazmin Ghent.

    Jazmin Ghent is an international smooth jazz and gospel recording artist as well as an accomplished music educator. She was awarded the prestigious 2019 "NAACP Image Award" for Outstanding Jazz Album, “The Story of Jazz". She was nominated for 2019 Smooth Jazz Network's Best Artist of the Year and was voted 2017's Best New Smooth Jazz Artist. 

    Jazmin is also an accomplished music educator. She taught music to students in grades K-5 for 5 years. In 2020 Jazmin was invited by the US Embassy in Haiti to spend 7 days presenting music workshops to adults and children. She worked with musicians demonstrating the origin of jazz from standards to jazz of today. The week culminated with Jazmin headlining the International Jazz Festival in Port Au Prince, Haiti. She has also presented workshops to young musicians in Syracuse, New York, Long Island, New York and Elmira, New York. 

    From the entertainment perspective, Jazmin has 6 top 5 Billboard singles: Kickin It Up: Stride: Amends: Work Wit It: Heat: and Compared to What. Her most successful hit to date is Kickin It Up which was #1 on Billboard Smooth Jazz Charts (June 2, 2021). Stride, Amends, Heat and Compared to What remained on Billboard Smooth Jazz Airplay Charts for 20+ weeks and was played in rotation by most smooth jazz stations including Sirius XM Watercolors Channel for 7+ months. Jazmin has performed at various major festivals and venues throughout the country, in Europe and recently on the 2019 Dave Koz Cruise to Australia. 

    According to Art Good of Catalina Island's Jazz Trax radio and festival, “... unknown Jazmin Ghent was one of the BEST FINDS the festival has EVER uncovered. Obviously...she OUTSOLD ALL 30 stars of smooth jazz in the JazzTrax Store, selling more CDs than anyone. She had stage presence, a show and she could play!" 

    Jazmin received a bachelor's degree from Florida State University and a Master's Degree from Tennessee State University. She is currently a PhD student at the University of South Florida. Her latest CD, “Forever...Jaz" was released January 2021. 




    $28.00 - $35.00
  • Jun
    26 Wed
    The Yacht Rock Show featuring: Michelle Renee & Mark Black

    The Yacht Rock Show featuring: Michelle Renee & Mark Black

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

    TICKET SALE DATES
    GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: April 4, 2024 4:19 PM to June 26, 2024 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.



    MICHELLE RENEE

    Michelle Renée’s sultry, smooth jazz style makes for a classy, upscale atmosphere. Paired with her unique ability to sing in 7 different languages, experience performing across the world and appearances on television, Michelle is an act who is difficult to match.

    She is an international recording artist, having released successsful records all over Europe and in the United States. She has released her self titled album in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. It was her original English record that she translated into German. She has toured all over the world performing with Peabo Bryson and the SOS band among others. 

    MARK BLACK

    R. Mark Black- Born and raised in Clover SC. Graduated Clover High
    School and then studied saxophone at Appalachian State University.
    Mark also studied briefly at the Union Institute and University of
    Glasgow, Scotland.

    After graduating from ASU, Mark taught school briefly while joining a
    group from Charlotte entitled, The Fabulous Kays where he played
    saxophone, keyboards and sang. In 1995, Mark joined the regional
    Beach Music group; The EMBERS where he remained for almost 10
    years. During that time period he was signed to two different recording
    labels, the last being Bluewater Records of NY which was a subsidiary of
    Universal Music at the time. One of Mark’s label mates at the time was
    none other than the great George Benson. After leaving the Embers,
    Mark decided to teach school again this time for three years in Conway
    SC. He developed a revolutionary program there that intertwined
    reading music, composing music and recording technology for student’s
    Pre-K through Fifth grade. When Mark left the school, all children at
    that school were reading music and composing their own music using
    Workstations in the classroom. Mark also wrote and composed the
    music score for all musical specials there at the school.

    Since leaving the educational field, Mark has worked for the Jack
    Tankersley Agency in Mt Pleasant. Mark is also the Musical Director for
    Mt Pleasant SC’s Musical Ambassadors, The East Coast Party Band.
    When not working with the ECPB, Mark also works with several other
    regional groups including longtime Charlotte Powerhouse MO MONEY
    BAND. 



    $28.00 - $35.00
  • Jun
    27 Thu
    5th & York

    5th & York

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

    TICKET SALE DATES
    GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: February 18, 2024 9:29 PM to June 27, 2024 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 Whalum, 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
  • Jun
    28 Fri
    Noel & Maria Present: Saturday in the Park The Music of Chicago

    Noel & Maria Present: Saturday in the Park The Music of Chicago

    Charlotte, NC
    United States
    Doors at 5:30 PM, Show at 6:30 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    GENERAL ADMISSION: $40.00
    BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS: $32.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: April 10, 2024 8:14 PM to June 28, 2024 7:30 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION


    Craft cocktails and small plates begin at 5:30pm.


    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.



    SATURDAY IN THE PARK: The Music of Chicago
    They debuted as The Chicago Transit Authority, until the actual CTA forced them to change their name. Shortening it to simply Chicago, they have become a legacy of rock, horn and hits. A band that defined the 70’s and the 80’s, come catch classic tunes such as “Saturday in the Park” “25 or 6 to 4” “You’re the Inspiration” and “Colour My World”. Enjoy an evening of hits from one of the greatest horn bands in the history of rock and roll. 

    NOEL FREIDLINE & MARIA HOWELL

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

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


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


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






    $32.00 - $40.00
  • Jun
    28 Fri
    Noel & Maria Present: Saturday in the Park The Music of Chicago

    Noel & Maria Present: Saturday in the Park The Music of Chicago

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

    TICKET SALE DATES
    GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: April 10, 2024 8:17 PM to June 28, 2024 9:45 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION


    Craft cocktails and small plates begin at 8:15pm.


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


    For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.



    SATURDAY IN THE PARK: The Music of Chicago
    They debuted as The Chicago Transit Authority, until the actual CTA forced them to change their name. Shortening it to simply Chicago, they have become a legacy of rock, horn and hits. A band that defined the 70’s and the 80’s, come catch classic tunes such as “Saturday in the Park” “25 or 6 to 4” “You’re the Inspiration” and “Colour My World”. Enjoy an evening of hits from one of the greatest horn bands in the history of rock and roll. 

    NOEL FREIDLINE & MARIA HOWELL

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

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


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


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






    $32.00 - $40.00
  • Jun
    29 Sat
    Marcus Anderson

    Marcus Anderson

    Charlotte, NC
    United States
    Doors at 5:15 PM, Show at 6:15 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    GENERAL ADMISSION: $50.00
    BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS: $40.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: December 15, 2023 2:19 PM to June 29, 2024 7:15 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION


    Small plates and craft cocktails will be served starting at 5:15PM.

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


    For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.








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    MARCUS ANDERSON
    WEBSITE
    WATCH



    The Grammy and Stellar Award Nominated artist is an incredible act and one worth watching, saxophonist Marcus Anderson is the golden child shining among stars. With 13 studio albums on his list of accomplishments, the fusion jazz artist brings R&B, Pop, Rock and Funk to make music that puts listeners in another atmosphere. Charting number one in both categories of Billboard’s Smooth Jazz and Sirius XM’s Watercolors with numerous hits the Spartanburg, SC native is delivering major music in a humble way. His work with the late Prince and the New Power Generation led him to join stages with the likes of CeeLo Green, Judith Hill, Stevie Wonder, and Liv Warfield just to name a few, where he had become a key contributor in these touring band. Prince also featured Marcus on his last release Hit N Run Phase 2, playing on “Revelation” and “Look at Me Look at You”.





    $40.00 - $50.00
  • Jun
    29 Sat
    Marcus Anderson

    Marcus Anderson

    Charlotte, NC
    United States
    Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 8:45 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    GENERAL ADMISSION: $50.00
    BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS: $40.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: December 15, 2023 2:21 PM to June 29, 2024 9:45 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION


    Small plates and craft cocktails will be served starting at 8:00PM.

    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.



    MARCUS ANDERSON
    WEBSITE
    WATCH



    The Grammy and Stellar Award Nominated artist is an incredible act and one worth watching, saxophonist Marcus Anderson is the golden child shining among stars. With 13 studio albums on his list of accomplishments, the fusion jazz artist brings R&B, Pop, Rock and Funk to make music that puts listeners in another atmosphere. Charting number one in both categories of Billboard’s Smooth Jazz and Sirius XM’s Watercolors with numerous hits the Spartanburg, SC native is delivering major music in a humble way. His work with the late Prince and the New Power Generation led him to join stages with the likes of CeeLo Green, Judith Hill, Stevie Wonder, and Liv Warfield just to name a few, where he had become a key contributor in these touring band. Prince also featured Marcus on his last release Hit N Run Phase 2, playing on “Revelation” and “Look at Me Look at You”.





    $40.00 - $50.00
  • Jun
    30 Sun
    Greggie and the Jets: An Elton John Tribute Band

    Greggie and the Jets: An Elton John Tribute Band

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

    TICKET SALE DATES
    GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: April 15, 2024 9:52 PM to June 30, 2024 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.



    GREGGIE AND THE JETS
    WEBSITE
    WATCH

    Greggie and The Jets is an Elton John tribute band, based out of Central Florida, touring the country. Our live shows recreate the music, the energy, and the feeling of being at a classic era Elton John concert. We bring you, note for note, all the elements of the Elton John albums from the singles you love to the deep cut tracks, live and in person.

    Greg Vadimsky- Piano, Vocals


    Greg was a classical piano champion who became a pop/rock entertainer and went on to international success with many artists, with credits including The Orchestra, starring ELO former members, and Eric Burdon of the Animals. 

    Brian "Big B" Arnold- Drums, Vocals

    Big B is a veteran of Ball State University’s jazz program with credits including Pat Benatar and Bad Company. 

    Gary Vadimsky- Guitar, Vocals

    Gary was part of the successful band Tango Palace, a favorite at Walt Disney World, and his credits include performances with Dokken and The Fixx.



    Johnny Lawson- Bass, Vocals

    Johnny has performed with so many groups he has lost count, but his credits feature work with the Marshall Tucker Band and Gary Wright.

    Patrick Green- Keyboard, Vocals

    Patrick was trained at Florida State University's School of Music, and has performed with Disney Cruise Lines, and the popular band Heatwave



    $28.00 - $35.00
  • Jul
    3 Wed
    Alyssa Allgood Album Release

    Alyssa Allgood Album Release

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

    TICKET SALE DATES
    GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: March 13, 2024 8:38 PM to July 3, 2024 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.



    Alyssa Allgood makes her debut at Middle C Jazz Club in support of her exhilarating new album, “From Here.” Recorded with internationally acclaimed musicians John Patitucci, Kendrick Scott, Geoffrey Keezer and Greg Ward, the album features 10 original songs that showcase a modern approach to jazz singing with musical interaction and vocal freedom at its core.

    ALYSSA ALLGOOD
    WEBSITE


    Alyssa Allgood is an award-winning jazz vocalist, composer, arranger and educator with a compelling voice in the modern jazz landscape. Described as “assured and daring” by Downbeat Magazine and “a model of sophisticated song interpretation” by the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago-based artist boldly weaves soulful storytelling and rich improvisational language through original compositions, captivating arrangements and a lyrical focus of self-love and human connection.


    Allgood won the Inaugural Ella Fitzgerald Competition (2017) and the David Baker Memorial Scholarship (2022) through the Jazz Education Network. Named “Best Jazz Entertainer” in the Chicago Music Awards, Allgood has performed at many distinguished venues including Jazz at Lincoln Center in Shanghai, Shadboldt Centre for the Arts in British Columbia, Birdland Jazz Club in New York, the Chicago Jazz Festival, Green Mill and Jazz Showcase in Chicago, Noce Jazz Club in Des Moines and the Origins Jazz Series in Lexington. Allgood’s previous albums garnered praise for her lyrical expression, instrumental approach and accomplished scat and vocalese singing.




    $28.00 - $35.00
  • Jul
    4 Thu
    Mo Money Max

    Mo Money Max

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

    TICKET SALE DATES
    GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: March 24, 2024 9:33 PM to July 4, 2024 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.



    MO MONEY
    WATCH

    Mo Money is an exciting and sensational private event band whose professionalism and experience – combined with their pure joy while performing and dedication to detail – is a formula that has created unforgettable experiences for audiences at weddings, festivals, private parties, and corporate events across the country.


    Comprised of the nation’s top studio musicians, songwriters, and producers – all of whom have national recording and performance credits – Mo Money’s musicians are stars on the stage and pride themselves on their authentic covers of your favorite songs. Mo Money is always staying on top of the charts to place the current Top 40 hits on their setlist and are sure to keep legendary dance classics in heavy rotation.




    $28.00 - $35.00
  • Jul
    5 Fri
    “Swingin at The Haven”!  The Joe Gransden Quintet "Swingin' at the Haven" with Special Guest Dr.Geoff Hayden

    “Swingin at The Haven”! The Joe Gransden Quintet "Swingin' at the Haven" with Special Guest Dr.Geoff Hayden

    Charlotte, NC
    United States
    Doors at 5:30 PM, Show at 6:30 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    GENERAL ADMISSION: $45.00
    BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS: $36.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: April 4, 2024 4:43 PM to July 5, 2024 8:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION


    Craft cocktails and small plates begin at 5:30pm.


    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.

    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.

    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. “I can remember practicing with my father, and eventually him taking me
    along to sit in at jam sessions. Early on I developed a respect for individuals like my
    father whose lives revolved around music. While still in high school, I knew that music
    was the life I would choose.”

    Personnel:



    Joe Gransden Trumpet/Vocals

    Dr Geoff Haydon Piano

    Neal Starkey Bass

    Chris Burroughs Drums 




    $36.00 - $45.00
  • Jul
    5 Fri
    “Swingin at The Haven”!  The Joe Gransden Quintet "Swingin' at the Haven" with Special Guest Dr.Geoff Hayden

    “Swingin at The Haven”! The Joe Gransden Quintet "Swingin' at the Haven" with Special Guest Dr.Geoff Hayden

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

    TICKET SALE DATES
    GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: April 4, 2024 4:45 PM to July 5, 2024 10:15 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION


    Craft cocktails and small plates begin at 8:15pm.


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


    For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.



    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.

    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. “I can remember practicing with my father, and eventually him taking me
    along to sit in at jam sessions. Early on I developed a respect for individuals like my
    father whose lives revolved around music. While still in high school, I knew that music
    was the life I would choose.”

    Personnel:

    Joe Gransden Trumpet/Vocals

    Dr Geoff Haydon Piano

    Neal Starkey Bass

    Chris Burroughs Drums 




    $32.00 - $40.00
  • Jul
    6 Sat
    An Evening with Soul-Jazz Flautist Althea Rene

    An Evening with Soul-Jazz Flautist Althea Rene

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

    TICKET SALE DATES
    GENERAL ADMISSION / BABY GRAND MEMBER TICKETS Public Onsale: February 23, 2024 8:00 AM to July 6, 2024 7:15 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION


    Small plates and craft cocktails will be served starting at 5:15PM.

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


    For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.

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    “The Original Soul-Jazz Flautist” Althea Rene brings her unique branding of a typically classical instrument to our stage, and boy does she bring it!



    ALTHEA RENE
    WATCH
    WEBSITE

    Born on December 25th in Detroit, Michigan Althea René began her musical journey at the tender age of four. She studied classical music while attending Howard University.


    Althea René gained musical inspiration from her father Dezie McCullers (one of Motown's original Funk Brothers). She has since developed her own creative style. Some regard her as a "master of her craft" and one of the world's most exciting solo improvisational flutists. The multi-platinum and Grammy-nominated saxophonist Najee playfully refers to her as the “Maceo of the flute”.


    In May 2013, she released her hit CD entitled "In the Flow". Collaborating with Grammy award-winning producer Michael Broening, she co-wrote the title track that made history as the first flute featured single to be ranked “number one” on the Billboard and Smooth Jazz charts. This scorching hot single topped the charts for several weeks.


    With a passionate mission to mentor women in the entertainment industry, Althea René authored an autobiography entitled "Becoming Chocolate Barbie - a guide for professional women in the music business" in June 2018. The book was written in an interview format so that readers may easily use it as a reference resource. Women who aspire for a life in business can appreciate the insights she shares.


    Her creative advocacy for woman’s empowerment is evident in her eighth CD release; “Flawsome”. The title of this powerful CD project is a newly coined expression that describes something that is extraordinary because of its imperfections. The project features an iconic lineup of guest artists like Maysa, Dwight Adams, Jeanette Harris, Euge Groove, and Gerald Albright.








    $36.00 - $45.00

300 South Brevard Street
Charlotte, NC
United States