From Delfeayo Marsalis to Lao Tizer and More!
Middle C Jazz is honored to welcome countless National Artists to our stage this spring! Don’t miss your chance to see Kirk Whalum, Maysa Leak, Jeff Lorber, Billy Cobham, Grace Kelly and more right here at Middle C Jazz – Charlotte’s New Home for Cool!
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Delfeayo Marsalis & The Uptown Jazz Orchestra
Join us for an evening with Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra on Friday, June 10 at 7pm and 9pm! The Uptown Jazz Orchestra is stretching the boundaries of what is expected from big bands, playing with an extraordinary sense of joy and fun that could only be from New Orleans. With influences from Louis Armstrong to Count Basie, James Brown to J Cole, Marsalis and UJO play music that helps free the mind, warm the heart, and heal the soul!
Lao Tizer Quartet featuring Karen Briggs
The Lao Tizer Quartet featuring Karen Briggs returns to Middle C Jazz on Saturday, June 11 at 7pm and 9pm! Please join us for a memorable evening of music not to be missed!
Featured Artist of the Week: The Lao Tizer Quartet
“Jazz Group of the Year” nominee, The Lao Tizer Quartet feat Karen Briggs make their debut at Charlotte’s new premiere jazz venue, Middle C Jazz, on Friday, March 20, 2020 in support of their new, Billboard Jazz Top 10 CD/DVD combo-pack release, Songs From The Swinghouse! Led by pianist, keyboardist, composer and former “Best New Jazz Artist” nominee, Lao Tizer (Special EFX, Down To The Bone), the group also features violinist extraordinare, Karen Briggs (Yanni, Stanley Clarke), Grammy winning drummer Gene Coye (Larry Carlton, Terence Blanchard) and Senegalese bassist, Cheikh N’Doye (Baaba Maal, Mike Stern). Please join us for a memorable evening of music not to be missed!
Remember Whensday- The Lovell Bradford Trio Featuring Lauren Muensterman: Ella Fitzgerald with a Twist
On Wednesday, June 8 at 7pm, come celebrate one of the most recognized jazz singers in history with Remember Whensday: Lovell Bradford Featuring Lauren Muensterman: Ella Fitzgerald with a Twist!
Rodney Shelton & Eric Brice present Brandon Stevens: The Songs of Brian McKnight, Maxwell, & Kem
On Thursday, June 9 at 7pm, come hang out and kick back during the Thursday Night Middle C series with The Rodney Shelton Group featuring Brandon Stevens: The Songs of Brian McKnight, Maxwell, & Kem!
On Sunday, June 12 at 6pm, Middle C welcomes contemporary saxophonist, author, and music producer Jackiem Joyner who has set the bar high in his close 20 years as a performer. With a number one jazz album, several Billboard chart-topping hits, and a series of critically acclaimed books to his name, he has shown himself to be the rare artist capable of transcending his instrument and reaching a mainstream audience.
Right To Party
On Thursday, June 16 at 7pm, come dance with Right to Party! With a total of five dazzling lead vocalists backed by a powerful rhythm section and amazing horns, R.T.P. can deliver brand new chart topping Top-40 to Motown/beach to jazz and oldies.
Rahsaan Barber Quintet: CD Release Party for “MOSAIC,” the saxophonist’s latest double-album release
On Friday, June 17 at 7pm and 9pm, join us for a CD Release Party with the Rahsaan Barber Quintet! Saxophonist, composer and music educator Rahsaan Barber has set on a singular path of musical excellence in performance, composition, education and entrepreneurship. Rahsaan enjoys a career that encompasses an ever-expanding range of musical styles including jazz, blues, funk, classical, fusion, soul, Latin and world music.
For The Love of It, an Evening with Karla Harris and the Joe Alterman Trio
On Saturday, June 18 at 7pm and 9pm, be prepared for an evening of power, emotion-tugging vocals presented through straight-ahead and contemporary jazz, blues favorites, and a few originals – think Nancy Wilson, Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin, and the Fifth Dimension all in one night. Join us for two shows of “For the Love of It”: An Evening with Karla Harris and the Joe Alterman Trio!
MIDDLE C SPOTIFY PLAYLIST
Ready for a preview of some of our upcoming performers or want to catch up on the latest happenings at Middle C? Check out our monthly Spotify playlist below!