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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Contemporary Jazz Artist Blake Aaron & Saxophonist Will Donato
Guitarist Blake Aaron has taken the Contemporary Jazz world by storm recently with a total of FIVE #1 Billboard Singles! Will Donato is one of music’s most dynamic performers, gifted with the ability to bond and connect with his audiences. His latest radio single “GOOD ON YOU” was a Billboard #1 hit in Winter 2022. In the studio working on his next full-length album to be released in late 2023, Will Donato was quoted by NewJazz.com as “A Must See Show!” Join us on Saturday, July 29 at 7pm and 9:15pm!
Featured Artist of the Week: BLAKE AARON & WILL DONATO
“A Genius on the Guitar” – Los Angeles Times
Guitarist Blake Aaron has taken the Contemporary Jazz world by storm recently with a total of FIVE #1 Billboard Singles! Following in the footsteps of the smash album Color and Passion, which had THREE #1 Billboard singles and one #1 Song of the Year on the Radiowave charts for the year 2019, Blake Aaron’s upcoming album release, Love and Rhythm rockets out of the gate with another TWO #1 Billboard singles, “Feels So Right,” and “Dreamland.”
Will Donato is one of music’s most dynamic performers, gifted with the ability to bond and connect with his audiences. His latest radio single “GOOD ON YOU” was a Billboard #1 hit in Winter 2022. A previous single release “INFINITE SOUL” (January 2019) has over 3.5 MILLION streams to date on Spotify alone and reached the coveted #1 spot on the Billboard smooth jazz airplay chart in 2019.
Greggie and the Jets: An Elton John Tribute Band
Greggie and The Jets is an Elton John tribute band, based out of Central Florida, touring the country. Their live shows recreate the music, the energy, and the feeling of being at a classic era Elton John concert. They bring, note for note, all the elements of the Elton John albums from the singles you love to the deep cut tracks, live and in person. Catch their show at Middle C on Thursday, July 27 at 7pm!
Chris Standring: The Lovers Remix Record Release Party
British soul-jazz funk guitarist and Billboard #1 recording artist makes his debut performance at Middle C Jazz to celebrate his 15th studio album recording with The Lovers Remix Collection. An electric show not to be missed. Chris Standring is a British jazz guitarist known for his heavy use of 1970s-style musical nuances. In an illustrious career that stretches back over the last 25 years, Chris has earned a reputation as one of the world’s most virtuosic guitarists, with considerable radio and chart success. Join us on Friday, July 28 at 7pm and 9:15pm!
Gospel Sunday featuring Karen Poole & KeAndra Davis paying Tribute to Mary Mary
Fuel your body and move your soul! Gospel Sunday returns with Karen Poole and KeAndrea Davis Paying Tribute to Mary Mary on Sunday, July 16 at 6pm! Be prepared to feast on inspirational music that will surely move your body and fuel your soul.
Rodney Shelton & Eric Brice present: Jackie O Sings Gladys Knight & Patti Labelle with a special guest vocalist
Thursday Night Jazz Jam is back in August with a tribute to two iconic legends! Join us for Rodney Shelton and Eric Brice present Jackie O Sings Gladys Knight and Patti Labelle with Special Guest Vocalist on Thursday, August 3 at 7pm!
The Dream Tour Presents: An Evening with Selina Albright
Los Angeles native independent singer-songwriter Selina Albright has an impressive way of evoking powerful emotional responses in her listeners. With her sultry, angelic tone and elaborate vocal arrangements, combined with powerful multi-octave wailing and energetic stage presence, she certainly is one whose voice and spirit pierce directly to the soul and command attention. Don’t miss her return to Middle C on Friday, August 4 at 7pm and 9:15pm!
An Evening with Saxophonist Jessy J
Saxophonist Jessy J has toured with The Temptations, Jessica Simpson, Michael Bolton, and Seal. She has performed or recorded with Taylor Swift, Aerosmith, Chance the Rapper, Robin Thicke, Anita Baker, Andra Day, Maxwell, Joe Sample, Harvey Mason and Ray Parker Jr among others. Known for her trademark Latin tinged powerful horn playing she has garnered 12 top singles and 6 chart topping albums.Catch her debut on Saturday, August 5 at 7pm and 9:15!
Smooth Sundays with JD featuring Hank Bilal
We’re excited to bring Hank Bilal to Middle C for one show on Sunday, August 6 at 6pm for a night of Smooth Sundays! Contemporary jazz trombonist / producer Hank Bilal has experienced stellar moments with legendary artists; from performing at the GRAMMY awards with Aretha Franklin to sharing the stage with Gerald Albright, Chaka Khan, Christopher William and The Clark Sisters!