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, Kirk Whalum, Oli Silk, Lori Williams, Euge Groove, Lindsay Webster, and more right here at Middle C Jazz – Charlotte’s New Home for Cool!
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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!
Featured Artist of the Week: Greg Karukas
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. A prolific, genre-crossing veteran of the Contemporary Jazz scene, Gregg was a founding member of The Rippingtons in 1986 and has toured with Boney James, Dave Koz, Larry Carlton, Sergio Mendes, Dori Caymmi, Ricardo Silveira, Peter White, Rick Braun, Shelby Flint, Melissa Manchester, Alphonse Mouzon, Brenda Russell and Jeffrey Osborne.
“The Good Life”: A Tribute to the Great Tony Bennett
Vocalists Maria Howell & Joe Gransden, along with The Noel Freidline Trio’s tribute to Tony Bennett on Wednesday, August 30 at 7pm has SOLD OUT!
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!
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.
Rodney Shelton & Eric Brice present Ziad Rabie best of saxophone greats David Sanborn, Kenny G, Ronnie Laws, Grover Washington
Come hang out and kick back during the Thursday Night Middle C series with The Rodney Shelton Group featuring Ziad Rabie: the Best of Saxophone Greats – Kenny G, David Sanborn, Ronnie Laws, Grover Washington and more on Thursday, September 7 at 7pm!
YOU MAKE MY DREAMS COME TRUE: A Jazz Celebration of Daryl Hall & John Oates
With clever writing, catchy hooks, Daryl Hall and John Oates have it all. Join Noel Freidline & Maria Howell and their stellar band as they take a deep dive into this influential duo, reinterpreting their music with the same “left-of-center” approach that Hall & Oates employed to become one of the most sampled and impactful artists today. Expect to hear re-imagined classics such as “Maneater” “You Make My Dreams (Come True)” “Rich Girl” “She’s Gone” and many more. Join us for two nights of hits on Friday, September 8 at 7pm and 9:15pm and Saturday, September 9 at 6pm and 8:45pm!