A Holiday Message from All of Middle C

It’s hard to believe the end of 2020 is already here! You are cordially invited to attend our biggest party of the year on New Year’s Eve with 5th & York–back by popular demand! We have a few seats available for our early show and hope you will come celebrate at Middle C Jazz. 

From all of us at Middle C, we wish you a happy and healthy new year! We can’t think of a better line up to begin with in 2021. Michelle Renee, John Shaughnessy, and Joe Gransden with Maria Howell, just to name a few. We’re bringing in some of our very favorites!

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Happy Holidays from the Staff at Middle C Jazz! From all of us at Middle C, we wish you the happiest holiday season and hope to see you often in 2021 for a happy and healthy new year!

“Simply, I look forward to hugging my friends, welcoming both new and former customers with a firm handshake without any fear. As importantly, I want to feel the energy of a packed house applauding our musicians!”

-Larry Farber, owner

“I am looking forward to spending New Year’s Eve with our neighbors enjoying good food, spirits and remembering what we are all thankful for!”

-Adam Farber, owner

Growing up on a beach community in NY, my family had a tradition of taking a long walks together on the boardwalk, sometimes with the snow during the holiday. It always made us feel that family was the most important thing you could have. My wish for 2021 is that we as a community, continue to value our family & friends, and come back stronger than ever.”

-Teddy Johnson, managing director

“I am looking forward to more people being able to safely enjoy our wonderful artists, music and MCJ experience!”

-Reid Farber, programming

“Family also covers colleagues, friends, and Middle C Jazz patrons. Happy we all made it through safely to keep the music alive another year!”

-Sean Urquhart, operations manager

“It never feels like Christmas until I hear some of my favorite holiday songs and carols. I’m so grateful that Middle C gave us all a place to celebrate this time of year with wonderful music–what a gift!”

-Lizzie Taylor, hospitality concierge

“In a year of outcries for health and racial healing, music has been the great unifier. Thank you all for your contributions.”

-Cree White, assistant manager

“I’m looking forward to 2021 with a new puppy!”

-John Brighton, audio/visual director

“The arrival of Christmas begins a process of reflection of the wonderful things that happened during the year and contemplation of what I expect will happen in the next.”
-Scott Homewood, box office

Joey Alexander

Joey Alexander

DEC 2-3

It’s no coincidence two of the titles on pianist, bandleader and composer Joey Alexander’s inspirational debut on Mack Avenue Records, Origin, contain the words “rise” and “rising.”

Connie Han

Connie Han


Pianist and provocateur Connie Han has created an edgy blend of modern and traditional jazz with her incendiary Mack Avenue Records debut CRIME ZONE

Mindi Abair

Mindi Abair’s I Can’t Wait for Christmas Tour featuring Vincent Ingala, Lindsey Webster, and Adam Hawley

DEC 11

During her remarkable 21-year recording career, saxophonist/vocalist Mindi Abair has garnered 2 GRAMMY nominations, recorded with some of the biggest names in music, and built a substantial following among jazz and blues audiences with her soaring melodies and powerhouse style.

Kirk Whalum

Kirk Whalum

DEC 16-17

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.

Willie Bradley

An Evening with Billboard Charting Smooth Jazz Artist Willie Bradley

JAN 07

Bold, yet simultaneously charming; Edgy; yet at the same time beautiful; these seemingly opposing adjectives might well-describe the music of artist/trumpeter Willie Bradley, but also fittingly tell about the man!

Dave Stryker

An Evening With Dave Stryker

JAN 13-14

Whether you’ve heard guitarist Dave Stryker leading his own group (with 34 CD’s as a leader to date),  or as a featured sideman with Stanley Turrentine, Jack McDuff, and many others, you know why the Village Voice calls him “one of the most distinctive guitarists to come along in recent years.”

Norman Brown

Norman Brown

JAN 27-28

Grammy award-winning contemporary jazz/r&b superstar Norman Brown has sold over 2 million albums in his extraordinary career and virtually lives at the top of the Billboard Contemporary Jazz charts.

Adam Hawley

A Night With 10-time #1 Contemporary Jazz Guitarist Adam Hawley

FEB 03

Adam Hawley has burst on to the scene as a celebrated and innovative artist, composer and band leader. 

Patrick Lamb

An Evening with Breakout Artist Patrick Lamb

FEB 04

For one night only, Middle C Jazz welcomes the extraordinary young saxophonist Patrick Lamb


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