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May
9 Sun
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Marion Meadows

Charlotte, NC
United States
Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
BABY GRAND MEMBERS: $40.00
GENERAL ADMISSION: $50.00

TICKET SALE DATES
BABY GRAND MEMBERS / GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: May 8, 2021 7:31 PM to May 9, 2021 9:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

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


For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.

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Meadows was born in West Virginia and grew up in Stamford, Connecticut. He began playing the clarinet and studying classical music at the age of nine.


He started playing tenor sax in high school, and then migrated to soprano sax. His passion for various types of music led him down an eclectic musical path. He was intrigued by the styles of jazz musicians, like Stanley Turrentine, Sidney Bichet, Johnny Hodges, John Coltrane, Sonny Stitt, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Dexter Gordon, Cannonball Adderley, Coleman Hawkins, Sonny Fortune, Joe Henderson, Grover Washington and many others. After studying jazz at Rippowam High School in Stamford, CT with Anthony Truglia, Meadows attended Berklee College of Music. There he majored in arranging and composition. He later went to the SUNY Purchase School for the Arts. During his college years he played in a number of bands including disco, R&B and various jazz ensmbles. I got a lot of sideman jobs in college, and I have always said I got my real graduate degree playing clubs, says Meadows, who perfected his craft studying with Sonny Fortune, Joe Henderson, Dave Liebman and Eddie Daniels. “Not long after I finished school, (drummer) Norman Connors recorded one of my songs, “Invitation” and then asked me to join his band. I later produced his Passion album with my colleague Jacques Burvick (Aquarium Dream) . Things just fell into place. Meadows first hit the airwaves in 1991 with “For Lovers Only”, but his career really began one day in the late ‘80s at New York’s Grand Central Station. He had been a sideman with Connors for three years, with only vague notions of eventually going solo. One day, while waiting for a train, he pulled out his horn and began playing under the huge dome. His sweet sound caught the attention of fellow traveler, producer and TV composer Jay Chattaway, who happened to be passing by on his way to the train. Chattaway was so impressed with Meadows’ sound that he hooked Meadows up with legendary keyboardist Bob James. Meadows and James collaborated on a recording which unfortunately went unreleased. The experience put him on the road to his eventual success. Meadows hooked up with numerous artists and musicians and became a well known sideman in his own right, recording or performing over the years with Brook Benton, Eartha Kitt, Phyllis Hyman, Jean Carne, The Temptations, Michael Bolton, Angela Bofill, Will Downing , Bob Baldwin, Chuck Loeb, John Lee, among many others. In the late ‘80s, Meadows stretched his boundaries by becoming a member of a New York avant-garde band called the Aboriginal Music Society. In 1990 Meadows submitted a solo project to Steve Backer at Novus/RCA and was signed to a recording contract, thus marking the beginning of his solo career. Meadows’ first RCA release “For Lover’s Only” was a huge success and was followed by his ground breaking “Keep it Right There” album. Meadows is a semi-pro cyclist, graphic artist and designer. Marion received a doctorate from Wilberforce Universty in 2016. 


$40.00 - $50.00
May
12 Wed
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Remember Whensdays - The Piano Kings, Sean Higgins and Noel Freidline, Present: The Music of Nat King Cole

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

TICKET SALE DATES
CLUB SEATING / BABY GRAND MEMBERS Public Onsale: March 19, 2021 11:31 AM to May 12, 2021 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

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


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


For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.


Sean Higgins
            
Pianist and composer is an international touring and recording artist acting as a musical ambassador to audiences worldwide. While classically trained; his own group offers a modern take on the jazz trio configuration.  Higgins enjoys exploring many musical genres and has played keyboards in many commercial settings such as R&B, pop, and fusion.

Higgins completed a B.M. in Jazz Performance at UNC-Wilmington, and an M.M. at Northern Illinois University, where he received a full scholarship to lead and compose for the NIU Liberace Sextet. 

Higgins has opened for Dave Holland, Fourplay, Joe Lovano, Talib Kweli, Ryan Cohen, and Stefon Harris and Blackout. 
     

During his 10 years based in Shanghai, he toured China extensively as well as internationally with Karen Mok, Shunza, and Ronghao Li.  

Greg Lilley
When your first record was the soundtrack to “American Graffiti”, your Dad played/listened to Dixieland Jazz and your Mom was a Dylan & Beatles fan, it goes without saying that Greg Lilley brings a unique diversity to the stage.  By way of Canada and with a University layover in Georgia and Alabama, Greg has called Charlotte home for over 25 years.  During this time, he has gradually transitioned from back of the stage as a classically-trained drummer in rock-solid band and theater rhythm sections, to the front of the stage as a vocalist, guitarist and songwriter.  “Greg Lilley & Co.” is his current project with long-time friends and Jazz/Roots veterans Dave Vergato, Kerry Brooks and Brian Patterson.

Having always been ‘the baby’ in every band, Greg absorbed these older & wiser stylistic philosophies, making himself into somewhat of an ‘old soul’.  His keen sense of rhythmic responsibility has shaped every aspect of his music while remaining ‘genre-neutral’ (please read that carefully).  Greg admits “because my own musical tastes are so broad, I have to be certain every song I choose speaks to me and not simply sing everyone’s favorite.  If the song lets me ‘get inside it’, then I know I can do it well and it’s going to make someone sway their head, smile, cry, remember… and that’s just really beautiful.”  His influences range from Duke Ellington to Damien Rice and is often stylistically/vocally compared to Peter Gabriel or Paul Simon on a gig with Jack Johnson or Fleetwood Mac.

Greg has performed on stages locally (Blumenthal Performing Arts Center/”Charlotte Squalks”, “Wildwood Flowers- The June Carter Cash Story”, Spirit Square/”Tosco Music Party for Kids”), nationally (The Bluebird Café, Nashville TN) and internationally (Holland America Cruise Lines).  He’s kept good company, sharing stages with the likes of David Marks (The Beach Boys), Nelson Bragg (Brian Wilson), Johnny Thunder (The Drifters), The Georgia Satellites,  Marshall Crenshaw, Reuben Studdard (American Idol), Doyle Grisham (Jimmy Buffett) and the late Duane Jarvis (Nashville Songwriter).
$23.20 - $29.00
May
13 Thu
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Swing Music For The Modern Era; The Mark Rapp Quintet featuring clarinet great Pete Neighbour!

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

TICKET SALE DATES
CLUB SEATING / BABY GRAND MEMBERS Public Onsale: March 23, 2021 12:21 AM to May 13, 2021 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION


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


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


For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.


Swing Music For The Modern Era 


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The Mark Rapp Quintet featuring clarinet great Pete Neighbour

 

There was a time, from 1933–1947, when teenagers and young adults danced to jazz-orientated bands - when jazz orchestras dominated pop charts and influential clarinetists were household names. This was the SWING ERA! 

 

Join us as we bring back the exciting sounds and memorable songs of the 1930s & 1940s, songs you’ll be surprised you know. The music from the Swing Era are some of the most loved jazz standards and truly stand the test time. 

 

The Mark Rapp Quintet is comprised of Mark Rapp on trumpet, Amos Hoffman on guitar, Sam Edwards on bass, Stephen Gordon on drums and hailing from England, the great clarinetist Pete Neighbour! 



$23.20 - $29.00
May
14 Fri
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Gena Does Tina: Gena Chambers Presents The Best of Tina Turner

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
CLUB SEATING: $42.00
BABY GRAND MEMBERS: $33.60

TICKET SALE DATES
CLUB SEATING / BABY GRAND MEMBERS Public Onsale: February 18, 2021 12:00 AM to May 14, 2021 9:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

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


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


For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.




Gena Chambers
A true Southern girl Gena Chambers hails from Columbia SC, where the Baptist Church was the catalyst for her humble beginnings. Because her family is rooted in music she flourished and her love of it was carefully cultivated. While Gena favors RnB her musical palate includes tastes for Jazz, Pop, Country and Hip Hop as well.

 

Gena’s singer/songwriter/ performer talents provided the opportunity for her to travel all over the country however, she settled in the burgeoning city of Charlotte NC. While there Gena was able to assemble a band with which she regularly performs at various venues and events around the city. Some of her more notable acts include performing with or opening for jazz legends such as Gerald Albright, Mike Phillips, Marion Meadows, Magdalena Chovoncova, Kirk Whalum, Will Downing, Jonathan Butler, Oli Silk, Bob Baldwin and Johnathan Fritzen; RnB giants like Raheem DaVaughn, Sheila E, and Shelea.

 

Aside from celebrating with and for her fellow musicians Gena was also bestowed the prestigious honor of performing for President Barack Obama and the Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in 2016 at the Democratic National Convention.

 

Gena’s passion for music is evident in her life’s work as she has painstakingly crafted a multifaceted repertoire. She is the quintessential artist, a true showpiece of the Charlotte music scene.


$33.60 - $42.00
May
14 Fri
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Gena Does Tina: Gena Chambers Presents The Best of Tina Turner

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
CLUB SEATING: $42.00
BABY GRAND MEMBERS: $33.60

TICKET SALE DATES
CLUB SEATING / BABY GRAND MEMBERS Public Onsale: February 18, 2021 12:00 AM to May 14, 2021 11:15 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

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


For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.



Gena Chambers
A true Southern girl Gena Chambers hails from Columbia SC, where the Baptist Church was the catalyst for her humble beginnings. Because her family is rooted in music she flourished and her love of it was carefully cultivated. While Gena favors RnB her musical palate includes tastes for Jazz, Pop, Country and Hip Hop as well.

 

Gena’s singer/songwriter/ performer talents provided the opportunity for her to travel all over the country however, she settled in the burgeoning city of Charlotte NC. While there Gena was able to assemble a band with which she regularly performs at various venues and events around the city. Some of her more notable acts include performing with or opening for jazz legends such as Gerald Albright, Mike Phillips, Marion Meadows, Magdalena Chovoncova, Kirk Whalum, Will Downing, Jonathan Butler, Oli Silk, Bob Baldwin and Johnathan Fritzen; RnB giants like Raheem DaVaughn, Sheila E, and Shelea.

 

Aside from celebrating with and for her fellow musicians Gena was also bestowed the prestigious honor of performing for President Barack Obama and the Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in 2016 at the Democratic National Convention.

 

Gena’s passion for music is evident in her life’s work as she has painstakingly crafted a multifaceted repertoire. She is the quintessential artist, a true showpiece of the Charlotte music scene.


$33.60 - $42.00
May
15 Sat
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Gena Does Tina: Gena Chambers Presents The Best of Tina Turner

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

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

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


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


For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.

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




Gena Chambers
A true Southern girl Gena Chambers hails from Columbia SC, where the Baptist Church was the catalyst for her humble beginnings. Because her family is rooted in music she flourished and her love of it was carefully cultivated. While Gena favors RnB her musical palate includes tastes for Jazz, Pop, Country and Hip Hop as well.

 

Gena’s singer/songwriter/ performer talents provided the opportunity for her to travel all over the country however, she settled in the burgeoning city of Charlotte NC. While there Gena was able to assemble a band with which she regularly performs at various venues and events around the city. Some of her more notable acts include performing with or opening for jazz legends such as Gerald Albright, Mike Phillips, Marion Meadows, Magdalena Chovoncova, Kirk Whalum, Will Downing, Jonathan Butler, Oli Silk, Bob Baldwin and Johnathan Fritzen; RnB giants like Raheem DaVaughn, Sheila E, and Shelea.

 

Aside from celebrating with and for her fellow musicians Gena was also bestowed the prestigious honor of performing for President Barack Obama and the Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in 2016 at the Democratic National Convention.

 

Gena’s passion for music is evident in her life’s work as she has painstakingly crafted a multifaceted repertoire. She is the quintessential artist, a true showpiece of the Charlotte music scene.


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May
15 Sat
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Gena Does Tina: Gena Chambers Presents The Best of Tina Turner

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
CLUB SEATING: $42.00
BABY GRAND MEMBERS: $33.60

TICKET SALE DATES
CLUB SEATING / BABY GRAND MEMBERS Public Onsale: February 18, 2021 12:00 AM to May 15, 2021 11:15 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

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


For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.

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




Gena Chambers
A true Southern girl Gena Chambers hails from Columbia SC, where the Baptist Church was the catalyst for her humble beginnings. Because her family is rooted in music she flourished and her love of it was carefully cultivated. While Gena favors RnB her musical palate includes tastes for Jazz, Pop, Country and Hip Hop as well.

 

Gena’s singer/songwriter/ performer talents provided the opportunity for her to travel all over the country however, she settled in the burgeoning city of Charlotte NC. While there Gena was able to assemble a band with which she regularly performs at various venues and events around the city. Some of her more notable acts include performing with or opening for jazz legends such as Gerald Albright, Mike Phillips, Marion Meadows, Magdalena Chovoncova, Kirk Whalum, Will Downing, Jonathan Butler, Oli Silk, Bob Baldwin and Johnathan Fritzen; RnB giants like Raheem DaVaughn, Sheila E, and Shelea.

 

Aside from celebrating with and for her fellow musicians Gena was also bestowed the prestigious honor of performing for President Barack Obama and the Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in 2016 at the Democratic National Convention.

 

Gena’s passion for music is evident in her life’s work as she has painstakingly crafted a multifaceted repertoire. She is the quintessential artist, a true showpiece of the Charlotte music scene.


$33.60 - $42.00
May
16 Sun
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JD Presents: The Faces of George Duke

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 5:00 PM, Show at 6:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
CLUB SEATING: $29.00
BABY GRAND MEMBERS: $23.20

TICKET SALE DATES
CLUB SEATING / BABY GRAND MEMBERS Public Onsale: April 9, 2021 5:02 PM to May 16, 2021 6:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

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


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


For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.

John Dillard
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Profusely creative, highly energetic, sensitive, and yet dynamic: These are a few words that describe the artistry of this extraordinary artist and bassist. From Gospel to RnB, Funk to Jazz, John’s versa-le style has been a key element for many artists, producers, and musical directors worldwide.



$23.20 - $29.00
May
19 Wed
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"Dancing with the Stars" benefitting Pink House and Carolina Breast Friends

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 6:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
CLUB SEATING: $150.00
BABY GRAND MEMBERS: $120.00

TICKET SALE DATES
CLUB SEATING / BABY GRAND MEMBERS Public Onsale: April 8, 2021 4:31 PM to May 19, 2021 6:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION




Craft cocktails and small plates available for purchase at 6:00pm. 


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


For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.



Join Dancing with the Stars for the Pink House contestant, Valerie Goldsmith & her dance partner, David Semken, for an evening of music and silent auction! The Rodney Shelton Band featuring Gena Chambers will be performing the music of Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Gladys Knight and the RnB Greats, complete with a sneak peek of Valerie and David dancing prior to their DWTS competition this November. 

Rodney Shelton Band featuring Gena Chambers

Ticket sales benefit charity


About Carolina Breast Friends:
The vision of Carolina Breast Friends is to support, encourage, and empower those in our community who are affected by breast cancer. The mission of Carolina Breast Friends is to embrace the breast cancer community in a positive environment. We provide resources and education through fellowship and mentoring during any stage of the journey.


About the Pink House:
The Pink House is a sanctuary for the hopeful transition to treatment and cure.  As a one-of-a-kind, "one-stop shop," the Pink House serves breast cancer survivors in numerous ways. Soon after CBF began, so did the vision of creating the Pink House, a unique respite center for breast cancer survivors. The Pink House became a passionate and altruistic cause and today, with the dream a reality, the excitement continues. Inspired by CBF Founder Kristy Adams-Ebel, this vision became the passion of more than 2000 Charlotte breast cancer survivors. At every stage of the journey-- from diagnosis, surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatments, living with metastasis, remission; or the fear of recurrence -- women who have walked the same path are available to provide support, encouragement, information, and assistance.




$120.00 - $150.00
May
20 Thu
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JustKing Jones - Standing in the Vision

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
CLUB SEATING: $34.00
BABY GRAND MEMBERS: $27.20

TICKET SALE DATES
CLUB SEATING / BABY GRAND MEMBERS Public Onsale: March 23, 2021 2:24 PM to May 20, 2021 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION


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


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


For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.

His first take on his concept #AFFIRMATIONMUSIC, Justking's uplifting EP "Standing in the Vision," will leave you feeling GOOD.

"You will see it. You will touch it. You will experience it." - Justking Jones



Justking Jones
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Justking Jones is the new, young face of jazz. This rising star logically fuses a sincere respect for traditional jazz with African Rhythms in a form that reaches all audiences. His style of music is all-encompassing, advocating unity — notwithstanding race, gender or religion. Justking is a multitalented artist who is an educator, plays all saxophones, flute, clarinet and produces/composes/arranges. This versatile artist’s unforgettable sound has brought him all through NYC, LA, Europe and The UK for tours and performances with Mos Def, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Talib Kweli, Theo Croker and Winard Harper.


Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/justkingjones/


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/justkingjones




$27.20 - $34.00
May
21 Fri
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JustKing Jones - Standing in the Vision

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
CLUB SEATING: $36.00
BABY GRAND MEMBERS: $28.80

TICKET SALE DATES
CLUB SEATING / BABY GRAND MEMBERS Public Onsale: March 23, 2021 2:27 PM to May 21, 2021 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION


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


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


For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.

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




His first take on his concept #AFFIRMATIONMUSIC, Justking's uplifting EP "Standing in the Vision," will leave you feeling GOOD.


"You will see it. You will touch it. You will experience it." - Justking Jones



Justking Jones
WATCH
LISTEN
WEBSITE
Justking Jones is the new, young face of jazz. This rising star logically fuses a sincere respect for traditional jazz with African Rhythms in a form that reaches all audiences. His style of music is all-encompassing, advocating unity — notwithstanding race, gender or religion. Justking is a multitalented artist who is an educator, plays all saxophones, flute, clarinet and produces/composes/arranges. This versatile artist’s unforgettable sound has brought him all through NYC, LA, Europe and The UK for tours and performances with Mos Def, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Talib Kweli, Theo Croker and Winard Harper.


Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/justkingjones/


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/justkingjones




$28.80 - $36.00
May
21 Fri
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JustKing Jones - Standing in the Vision

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 8:30 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
CLUB SEATING: $36.00
BABY GRAND MEMBERS: $28.80

TICKET SALE DATES
CLUB SEATING / BABY GRAND MEMBERS Public Onsale: March 23, 2021 2:30 PM to May 21, 2021 9:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION


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


For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.

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



His first take on his concept #AFFIRMATIONMUSIC, Justking's uplifting EP "Standing in the Vision," will leave you feeling GOOD.


"You will see it. You will touch it. You will experience it." - Justking Jones



Justking Jones
WATCH
LISTEN
WEBSITE
Justking Jones is the new, young face of jazz. This rising star logically fuses a sincere respect for traditional jazz with African Rhythms in a form that reaches all audiences. His style of music is all-encompassing, advocating unity — notwithstanding race, gender or religion. Justking is a multitalented artist who is an educator, plays all saxophones, flute, clarinet and produces/composes/arranges. This versatile artist’s unforgettable sound has brought him all through NYC, LA, Europe and The UK for tours and performances with Mos Def, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Talib Kweli, Theo Croker and Winard Harper.


Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/justkingjones/


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/justkingjones




$28.80 - $36.00
May
22 Sat
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Sean Mason Trio

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
CLUB SEATING: $44.00
BABY GRAND MEMBERS: $35.20

TICKET SALE DATES
CLUB SEATING / BABY GRAND MEMBERS Public Onsale: March 23, 2021 2:50 PM to May 22, 2021 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

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


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


For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.


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


Charlotte's very own, Sean Mason, with his trio featuring Butler Knowles on bass and Malcolm Charles on drums.



Sean Mason Trio
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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. 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 leads his own band, “The Sean Mason Trio”, which
performs and tours across the globe. Aside from his performing career, Sean is also a
composer and an orchestrator in the musical theatre space.

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$35.20 - $44.00
May
22 Sat
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Sean Mason Trio

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 8:30 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
CLUB SEATING: $44.00
BABY GRAND MEMBERS: $35.20

TICKET SALE DATES
CLUB SEATING / BABY GRAND MEMBERS Public Onsale: March 23, 2021 2:51 PM to May 22, 2021 9:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

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


For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.


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


Charlotte's very own, Sean Mason, with his trio featuring Butler Knowles on bass and Malcolm Charles on drums.



Sean Mason Trio
WATCH
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. 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 leads his own band, “The Sean Mason Trio”, which
performs and tours across the globe. Aside from his performing career, Sean is also a
composer and an orchestrator in the musical theatre space.

Instagram

$35.20 - $44.00
May
23 Sun
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Sean Mason Trio

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 4:45 PM, Show at 5:45 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
CLUB SEATING: $40.00
BABY GRAND MEMBERS: $32.00

TICKET SALE DATES
CLUB SEATING / BABY GRAND MEMBERS Public Onsale: March 24, 2021 10:17 AM to May 23, 2021 5:45 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Craft cocktails and small plates begin at 4:45 pm.


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


For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.


Charlotte's very own, Sean Mason, with his trio featuring Butler Knowles on bass and Malcolm Charles on drums.



Sean Mason Trio
WATCH
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. 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 leads his own band, “The Sean Mason Trio”, which
performs and tours across the globe. Aside from his performing career, Sean is also a
composer and an orchestrator in the musical theatre space.

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$32.00 - $40.00
May
23 Sun
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Sean Mason Trio

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 7:15 PM, Show at 7:45 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
CLUB SEATING: $40.00
BABY GRAND MEMBERS: $32.00

TICKET SALE DATES
CLUB SEATING / BABY GRAND MEMBERS Public Onsale: March 24, 2021 10:20 AM to May 23, 2021 7:45 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

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


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Charlotte's very own, Sean Mason, with his trio featuring Butler Knowles on bass and Malcolm Charles on drums.



Sean Mason Trio
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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. 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 leads his own band, “The Sean Mason Trio”, which
performs and tours across the globe. Aside from his performing career, Sean is also a
composer and an orchestrator in the musical theatre space.

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$32.00 - $40.00
May
26 Wed
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Remember Whensdays - Sean Higgins Trio with Toni Tupponce: A Night of Dinah Washington & Betty Carter

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

TICKET SALE DATES
CLUB SEATING / BABY GRAND MEMBERS Public Onsale: March 19, 2021 11:50 AM to May 26, 2021 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

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


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


For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.

Remember WHENsdays - Sean Higgins Trio with Toni Tupponce A Night of Dinah Washington & Betty Carter


Sean Higgins
            
Pianist and composer is an international touring and recording artist acting as a musical ambassador to audiences worldwide. While classically trained; his own group offers a modern take on the jazz trio configuration.  Higgins enjoys exploring many musical genres and has played keyboards in many commercial settings such as R&B, pop, and fusion.

Higgins completed a B.M. in Jazz Performance at UNC-Wilmington, and an M.M. at Northern Illinois University, where he received a full scholarship to lead and compose for the NIU Liberace Sextet. 

Higgins has opened for Dave Holland, Fourplay, Joe Lovano, Talib Kweli, Ryan Cohen, and Stefon Harris and Blackout. During his 10 years based in Shanghai, he toured China extensively as well as internationally with Karen Mok, Shunza, and Ronghao Li.  

Toni Tupponce
Toni Tupponce is Program Director for A Sign of the Times of the Carolinas, the 501 (C) 3 organization dedicated to improving our community through productions and programs that reflect the heritage of African Americans and performs as the Lead Vocalist for A Sign of the Times Band.

Retired after a 30-year career in local government Toni is President of Tupponce Enterprises II, Inc., a Charlotte-based consulting firm that provides organizational and leadership development as well as facilitation services to non-profit organizations, faith-based institutions and community organizations.

Her love of music and her belief in the possibilities of “community” are life long. She began to understand issues of diversity early as the first black child to desegregate the parochial school in her hometown in the late 1950’s. She came to believe in the possibility of people transforming their definition of “community” through experiences during the Civil Rights era, educational and career challenges and her time working in Charlotte’s Neighborhood Development Department.

Born in West Point, Virginia, Toni has had a long performing career. She began singing at an early age and was active in choral groups and in dramatic arts throughout high school and college. She has been the lead vocalist with bands in Durham, Winston-Salem and Charlotte. She began singing with A Sign of the Times in 2001. She’s opened for Grammy winning vocalists Jane Monheit and Jennifer Holliday; was a featured artist at Charlotte’s Ritz Carlton Hotel from 2010 – 2013 and has performed to standing room only audiences for Jazz at the Bechtler Museum of Art and the Sun Set Jazz Festival in Frederiksted, U.S. Virgin Islands as well as venues in Southern Ireland.

The Charlotte Magazine named her “One of Charlotte’s “50 Most Interesting People” in 2004 and “The Sexiest Voice in Charlotte” in 2006. Her discography includes: Grayson Warren Brown’s Been So Busy, 1987; All About Love, 2004; Connections, Too 2003; Ascension, 2006 and Just Friends, 2007. Her new work with A Sign of the Times of the Carolinas, a program called “LISTEN”, fulfills her dream to bring her music and her love of community together…for good!
$23.20 - $29.00
May
27 Thu
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Rodney Shelton & Eric Brice Present Jasmine Hinton: The Songs of Alicia Keys and Mariah Carey

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

TICKET SALE DATES
CLUB SEATING / BABY GRAND MEMBERS Public Onsale: March 8, 2021 4:20 PM to May 27, 2021 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

THURSDAY NIGHT JAZZ JAM & MARTINIS WITH THE RODNEY SHELTON GROUP!

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


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


For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.


Back by popular demand!
Rodney Shelton & Eric Brice Present Jasmine Hinton: The Songs of Alicia Keys and Mariah Carey


Rodney Shelton


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


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


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


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


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


$23.20 - $29.00
May
28 Fri
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An Evening of Jazz & Soul with Tracy Hamlin

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
CLUB SEATING: $38.00
BABY GRAND MEMBERS: $30.40

TICKET SALE DATES
CLUB SEATING / BABY GRAND MEMBERS Public Onsale: March 12, 2021 1:49 PM to May 28, 2021 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Internationally renowned for her flawlessly powerful and seasoned vocals, Baltimore singer/songwriter Tracy Hamlin knows how to deliver a song that leaves her audiences wanting more!

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


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


For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.


Tracy Hamlin
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Tracy Hamlin is a Baltimore-born classically trained vocalist, songwriter, jazz festival owner, and independent record label owner. She has executive produced five solo R&B/Jazz albums. Tracy has performed in over 50 countries as a solo artist, as lead vocalist with Pieces of a Dream, and as a lead background vocalist with Disco Queen, Gloria Gaynor. In addition, Tracy has performed with Carlos Santana, Marcus Miller, Chaka Khan, Wynona Judd, and Esperanza Spaulding to name a few. Tracy’s goal is to continue to perform and record internationally while inspiring and grooming up-and-coming artists.

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$30.40 - $38.00
May
28 Fri
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An Evening of Jazz & Soul with Tracy Hamlin

Charlotte, NC
United States
Doors at 8:30 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
CLUB SEATING: $38.00
BABY GRAND MEMBERS: $30.40

TICKET SALE DATES
CLUB SEATING / BABY GRAND MEMBERS Public Onsale: March 12, 2021 2:00 PM to May 28, 2021 9:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Internationally renowned for her flawlessly powerful and seasoned vocals, Baltimore singer/songwriter Tracy Hamlin knows how to deliver a song that leaves her audiences wanting more!


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


For information regarding our Baby Grand Membership click here.

Tracy Hamlin
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Tracy Hamlin is a Baltimore-born classically trained vocalist, songwriter, jazz festival owner, and independent record label owner. She has executive produced five solo R&B/Jazz albums. Tracy has performed in over 50 countries as a solo artist, as lead vocalist with Pieces of a Dream, and as a lead background vocalist with Disco Queen, Gloria Gaynor. In addition, Tracy has performed with Carlos Santana, Marcus Miller, Chaka Khan, Wynona Judd, and Esperanza Spaulding to name a few. Tracy’s goal is to continue to perform and record internationally while inspiring and grooming up-and-coming artists.

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$30.40 - $38.00

300 South Brevard Street
Charlotte, NC
United States