Middle C Jazz salutes all those who have served and honors their legacy. We hope you can join us this Memorial Day Weekend for some amazing performances by local and national acts!
BK Jackson’s Velvet Ropes Tour
Join us on Saturday, May 27 at 7pm and 9:15pm for BK Jackson: The Velvet Ropes Tour! “BK” Jackson is an international-performing saxophonist, electrifying audiences across the globe with his unique playing style, energetic stage presence and unparalleled passion for music that touches the soul. Most notably, BK spent four years touring domestically and abroad with musical icon Prince, performing timeless hits for sold out arenas night after night as a member of his 11-piece horn section, known as New Power Generation (NPG) Hornz.
Featured Artist of the Week: B.K. Jackson
Bernard “BK” Jackson is an international-performing saxophonist, electrifying audiences across the globe with his unique playing style, energetic stage presence and unparalleled passion for music that touches the soul. A native of Tampa, Florida, he goes by the stage name “BK Jackson” and has crossed musical paths with industry giants such as B.B King, Brian McKnight, Bruno Mars, and more. Most notably, BK spent four years touring domestically and abroad with musical icon Prince, performing timeless hits for sold out arenas night after night as a member of his 11-piece horn section, known as New Power Generation (NPG) Hornz.
Snagging numerous awards and recognitions for his undeniable talent and skill, BK was voted as the Tampa Bay Entertainer of the Year (First Annual Black Diamond Award) and was a NAACP ACT-SO (Afro Academic Technological Scientific Olympics) Gold Medal Winner. BK won the Fifth Annual Capital Jazz Festival Challenge in Columbia, Maryland, becoming the youngest person to ever do so. Most recently, BK has been voted Smooth Jazz Network’s 2019 Breakout Artist of the Year. This award recognizes artists for their success on radio and live show experience.
“Paradise” is the first of two leading singles from Life of the Party. This single debuted #2 on Billboard Smooth Jazz, SmoothJazz.com and Groove Jazz Music’s Most Added charts and finished 2018 on Smooth Jazz Network’s Top 100 singles for 2018. BK’s latest single, “Velvet Ropes” followed suit debuting #1 on SmoothJazz.com and #2 on Billboard Smooth Jazz Most Added charts. “Velvet Ropes” would go on to place inside the top 20 on three different smooth jazz radio charts.
Middle C Jazz is honored to welcome countless National Artists to our stage! Don’t miss your chance to see Jazmin Ghent, Alyson Williams, Jonathan Butler, Special EFX, Jazz Funk Soul, Jessy J, Richard Elliot, Bob Baldwin, Lindsay Webster, and more right here at Middle C Jazz – Charlotte’s New Home for Cool!
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We’re thrilled to announce that DRESSLER’S IMPROV KITCHEN has started as our new restaurant partner at Middle C Jazz!
Chairmen Of The Board: The Legacy Continues
On Thursday, May 25 at 7pm, join us for Chairmen of the Board: The Legacy Continues! With one of soul music’s all time great names, The Chairmen of the Board has pleased music lovers for over 50 years. The Chairmen of the Board continues to please audiences across the pond and here in the states.
Robyn Springer performs Anita Baker with special Guests Ziad Rabie and Grammy Nominated Artist Rodney Shelton
Kick off Memorial Day Weekend with one of our most popular shows! Robyn Springer Performs Anita Baker with Special Guest Ziad Rabie and Grammy Nominated Artist Rodney Shelton on Friday, May 26 at 7pm and 9:15pm!
UltimaNota: Dance to Salsa, Funk, Reggae and More
Join us for a Salsa Sunday on Sunday, May 28 at 7pm! We are welcoming UltimaNota: Dance to Salsa, Funk, Reggae and More to Middle C and will be installing a dance floor for the evening! UltimaNota’s music is a blend of tropical rhythms with a modern twist. Founded in 2009 in Charlotte, North Carolina with members hailing from Venezuela, Ecuador, Mexico, El Salvador and Dominican Republic.
Use code “SALSA” for 10% off tickets at checkout!
A Night with Award Winning Alligator Records Artist and Soul Blues Music Icon, Curtis Salgado
Award-winning vocalist, instrumentalist and songwriter Curtis Salgado, the man NPR calls “an icon” with “a huge voice,” is revered worldwide for his ability to wring every ounce of soul out of every song he performs. Salgado is famed not only for his powerhouse live shows and ten previous albums, but also for his passionate and insightful original songs. He has been nominated three times for the Blues Music Award for Song Of The Year. Don’t miss his show on returns to Middle C on Wednesday, May 31 at 7pm!
Middle C Presents Atlanta’s Amazing Band Groove Centric- A Blend of R&B, Jazz, & Blues
As adept musicians, Groove Centric will take you on a ride beginning with sounds reminiscent of a classic Miles Davis tune, transition to the smooth sounds of Jill Scott and end by leaving you grooving to head bopping funk like that of James Brown and Earth Wind and Fire. Groove Centric’s mission is to captivate you with their eclectic blend of R&B, jazz and blues and leave you yearning for more. Join us on Thursday, June 1 at 7pm for a Blend of R&B, Jazz & Blues!
Tygressa Sings Natalie- Remembering Natalie Cole, A Tribute
Tygressa Sings Natalie…Remembering Natalie Cole, a tribute, along with The Natalie Cole Tribute Band, has turned this “bucket list,” “one and done” dream into the highly sought-after show it has become today, having performed notable stages such as 8 performances aboard the 2022 Soul Train Cruise, the legendary and historic Blues Alley, Birchmere Music Hall, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and now, Middle C Jazz! This is a show that every lover of great music and of Natalie Cole would not want to miss on Friday, June 2 at 7pm and 9:15pm!
An Evening of Smooth Jazz with 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. Join us for two shows on Saturday, June 3 at 7pm and 9:15pm!
Smooth Sundays with JD featuring Carl Ratliff and Dawn Anthony: The Music of Grover Washington
Smooth Sundays with JD returns to Middle C this summer! Join us on Sunday, June 4 at 6pm for a show featuring Carl Ratliff: The Music of Grover Washington!
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