Middle C Jazz is honored to welcome countless National Artists to our stage! Don’t miss your chance to see Jonathan Butler, Veronica Swift, Special EFX, Jazz Funk Soul, Jessy J, Euge Groove, Bob Baldwin, Lindsay Webster, and more right here at Middle C Jazz – Charlotte’s New Home for Cool!
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A. Ray Fuller ‘the Weeper’: Epiphany- A Musical Celebration
Ray Fuller honed his skills in the service of some of the most diverse artists of all-time, including The Chi-Lites, Curtis Mayfield, The Dells & Staple Singers, The list includes musician/producers George Duke, Quincy Jones, Patrice Rushen, Stanley Clarke, Berry Gordy, James Ingram, David Foster, Boney James, Teena Marie, Branford Marsalis, EWF, Najee, MAZE, Alex Bugnon, KEM. Join us for his show on Friday, August 25 at 7pm and 9:15pm!
Featured Artist of the Week: Ray Fuller
Exciting versatile guitarist, A. Ray Fuller, well-known for his work making tours and hits songs with music most iconic artists (Whitney, Anita, Duke, Quincy, Marsalis) takes the main stage to share his own smooth n soulful grooves and intimate perspectives of his life, friends, studios, travels and the biggest stages!
From ‘hard-working’ teen on Chicago’s music scene in the 70s; to ‘A-List’ LA session guitarist and touring musical director, Ray has earned the enviable title of a chosen few in his profession – a “musician’s musician”! Fuller honed his skills in the service of some of the most diverse artists of all-time, including The Chi-Lites, Curtis Mayfield, The Dells & Staple Singers,
The list includes musician/producers George Duke, Quincy Jones, Patrice Rushen, Stanley Clarke, Berry Gordy, James Ingram, David Foster, Boney James, Teena Marie, Branford Marsalis, EWF, Najee, MAZE, Alex Bugnon, KEM.
Also, iconic vocalists like; Natalie Cole, Whitney Houston, Anita Baker, James Ingram, Regina Belle, Lalah Hathaway and Oleta Adams, Ledisi, plus, Gospel royalty — The Winans, Kirk Franklin, The Hawkins, Andrea Crouch, Donnie McClurkin and Yolanda Adams.
In addition to his recording credits and world tours, Fuller’s guitar has been heard on many TV & Film soundtracks incl. The Bodyguard/“I Will Always Love You Always”, Leap of Faith, Thelma & Louise, Another 48 Hours, Boomerang, Meteor Man, Captain EO, and Prince of Egypt, to name a select few!
House of Funk Presents: Funk of the 70s featuring songs from Earth, Wind, and Fire, Stevie Wonder, The Isley Brothers, and more
House of Funk on Wednesday, August 23 at 7pm has SOLD OUT!
The Four Chambers: Gena Chambers Presents 80s Dance Party Hits
Gena Chambers is a skilled vocalist ranging from Jazz, RnB, funk, country, and pop. She’s traveled all over the country performing with notable smooth jazz artists Oli Silk, Will Downing, Marqueal Jordan, Mike Manson, Tom Braxton, and also opening for such Jazz giants, Gerald Albright, Kirk Whalum, Sheila E., Johnathan Butler to name a few. On Thursday, August 24 at 7pm she’ll be performing 80’s Dance Party Hits at Middle C!
Mandyl Performs A Tribute Frankie Beverly and Maze
Join us as Mandyl Evans leads Middle C All Stars on a journey into the world of Grammy Award winning R&B band Frankie Beverly and Maze! Don’t miss our White Out Party on Saturday, August 26 at 7pm and 9:15pm!
Vaughan and The ChillCats: A Night of Jazz, Rock, and Blues
Vaughan Penn’s original music has been featured in over 155 television shows and movies including Grey’s Anatomy, L-Word, Californication, MTV’s The Hills, Laguna Beach and the Oscar Winning film The Big Short to name a few. Vaughan continues to perform over 120 shows per year both as a solo artist and with her band. Vaughn and the Chill Cats return to Middle C on Sunday, August 27 at 6pm!
“The Good Life”: A Tribute to the Great Tony Bennett
On Wednesday, August 30 at 7pm, Middle C pays tribute to the life of great Tony Bennett! Join Vocalists Maria Howell & Joe Gransden, along with The Noel Freidline Trio as they honor the life, music, and jazz legacy of Tony Bennett.
Willie Walker Conversation Piece: A Musical Journey of Marcus Miller, Kirk Whalum, Gregory Porter, and More
Conversation Piece has been performing as a sextet for more than a decade. The six talented individuals with impressive musical backgrounds combine for a unique sound. Walker, Ratliff, Payton,Taylor, McCoy and Whitley bring together not only their love of music, but also, years of experience in the musical industry. Willie Walker Conversation Piece is bringing the music of Marcus Miller, Kirk Whalum, Gregory Porter and more to Middle C on Thursday, August 31st at 7pm!
Brandon Stevens Presents The Soul of Marvin Gaye
Brandon Stevens is the rare vocalist with the ability to glide from classic Soul, to Funk, to modern R&B and Pop, with ease and conviction. He will being the Soul of Marvin Gaye to Charlotte for two shows on Friday, September 1 at 7pm and 9:15pm!
Organic, funky, and melodic: the essential qualities that have defined Grammy winning keyboardist/composer/producer Gregg Karukas’ 13 solo CD’s over a three decade career, with many #1 radio hits, both sophisticated and accessible. He returns on Saturday, September 2 at 6:15pm and 8:45!
A Night of Smooth Jazz with Marcus Click
Marcus Click makes his Middle C debut on Sunday, September 3 at 6pm! To name a few notable events, Marcus performed for the Convoy of Hope, a Superbowl & NFL Sponsored Event. He has even opened up for Miles Jaye, R&B Artist.