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Ending October with Two Weekends of Swingin’ Jazz!

Middle C Jazz
Fall 2021 at Middle C Jazz features an incredible line up of artists. There’s something for every music lover on our calendar!

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Rodney Shelton and Eric Brice Present Kevin Jones: The Songs of Bill Withers and Al Jarreau! Join us for the continuation of our most popular series on October 21 at 7pm!

Featured Artist of the Week:
Jazz vocalist and bandleader, actor, comedian, and broadcaster, Wayne Powers!

Join us for a show you will not want to miss… Wayne Powers: Swing Tunes and Saloon Songs will be here at Middle C on FridayOctober 22 and Saturday, October 23 at 7pm and 9:15pm! From the Great American Songbook of jazz standards, Powers gives voice to some truly classic, compelling tunes, telling a personal yet universal saga of a love lost and love found.

Livestream is available for both Saturday shows when you join Middle C On Demand at $9.99 per month.
Powers’ television career spans several decades and includes his recurring role as the Cop on “Laverne & Shirley”, Elvis’ best friend, Joe Esposito, in “Elvis and Me”, MacKenzie Phillips’ boyfriend on “One Day at a Time”, “Murder She Wrote”, several episodes of “Simon & Simon”, “Full House”, “Alf”, “Doogie Howser”, along with many others, including starring for two seasons in his own popular NBC sitcom, “13 East”.
Music has always been a part of Powers’ show-business career. At 16, he started out as a “boy singer” in New York, was a pioneer disco deejay in the 1970’s, and worked for Henry Mancini as Professional Manager of his music publishing companies. Throughout his career, Powers has been a successful nightclub performer in both comedy and music, always returning to his first love: live performance for a live audience. During the 1990’s he took the West Coast by storm with his jazz band, “Wayne Powers and his Hoi Polloi”.

His long-anticipated latest album, “If Love Were All,” was not only recorded live in the studio, but also right here in Charlotte. From the Great American Songbook of jazz standards, Powers gives voice to some truly classic, compelling tunes, telling a personal yet universal saga of a love lost and love found. Each tune on “If Love Were All” explores with authenticity a different aspect of an eternal story you’re sure to recognize. Powers says, “I was blessed with some top-flight jazz musicians on this live-in-studio recording: Ziad Rabie, Sax. Keith Davis, Piano. Ron Brendle, Acoustic Bass. Al Sergel, Drums.”

John Dillard, returns to Middle C with his Sunday series! On Sunday, October 24 at 6pm, JD Presents: FLO’n with Marcus Johnson! Johnson is an independent Billboard-ranked, internationally acclaimed jazz keyboardist, and NAACP Image Award Nominee and has the distinction of having his groundbreaking 2008 Billboard Top 20 Contemporary Jazz FLO (For the Love Of) Anthology.
Maria Howell presents… “Tryin’ To Tell You Something”! This inaugural workshop will focus on STAGE PRESENCE! Participants will learn how to be intentional, authentic, and purposeful…while gaining a deeper connection with their audience.

If interested in an opportunity to demonstrate on stage, please submit your music chart by October 19 to: talk2maria@mariahowell.com
Ages 16 & up

Remember Whensdays returns with Theresa Renee sings Aretha Franklin – Accompanied by the Sean Higgins Trio on Wednesday, October 27 at 7pm! Join us for our last Wednesday of the month!

Theresa Renee sings Aretha Franklin - Accompanied by the Sean Higgins Trio

Come party with America’s #1 show band at Middle C Jazz on Thursday, October 28 at 7pm with The Voltage Brothers! Performing top hits from every genre, The Voltage Brothers’ repertoire consists of your favorite R&B, swing, Carolina beach music, disco, funk, hip hop, jazz, Motown, pop, and even classic rock hits.

The Voltage Brothers

Mark your calendars now for one of our biggest acts of the year! Grammy Award winning producer and vocalist, Steve Tyrell, returns to Middle C for three evenings of unforgettable music from Friday, October 29 – Sunday, October 31! As an artist, all 9 of his American Standards albums have achieved top 5 status on Billboard’s Jazz charts. His first album, A New Standard, was amongst the best selling jazz albums for more than 5 years.

Steve Tyrell livestream
Livestream is available for both Saturday shows when you join Middle C On Demand at $9.99 per month.

COMING SOON…

Look ahead at some shows that were just added to our calendar and mark the dates on yours

A Night with World Renowned Jazz Pianist Alex Bugnon
Fri, Nov 5:
 7pm and 9:15pm
Sat, Nov 6: 7pm and 9:15pm

An Evening With Ace Livingston
Sat, Oct 20: 7pm and 9:15pm

A Night with Kirk Whalum
Fri, Dec 10: 7pm and 9:15pm
Sat, Dec 11: 7pm and 9:15pm

A Night with Eight-Time Grammy-Nominated Artist Gerald Albright
Fri, Feb 11: 7pm and 9:15pm

Alex Bugnon

Ace Livingston

Kirk Whalum

DEC 10-11

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.

The Heart and Soul Christmas Show Featuring Nils and Johnny Britt

DEC 17-18

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

Gerald Albright

Gerald Albright

FEB 11 2022

Charlotte is excitedly awaiting the highly anticipated arrival of world-renowned saxophonist extraordinaire Mr. Gerald Albright!

Sy Smith livestream

Sy Smith performing with Rhythm 4 U Band

FEB 24-25 2022

Sy Smith has long since solidified her place in the world of underground soul music (she’s often called “the hardest working woman in underground soul”)...

Marion Meadows

Marion Meadows

MAY 6-8 2022

Visionary & Creative Force of Nature Marion Meadows comes to Middle C Jazz. Tickets go on sale soon!

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