Jay D Jones, Willis Hickerson, and Big Swing and the Ballroom Blasters

Bar inside Middle C Jazz

Dani’s Corner

Hello, my fellow music lovers of Charlotte, NC!! Dani Stavropoulos here giving you the latest scoop on everything Middle C Jazz!

Dani Stavropoulos

I have seen with my own two eyes what Middle C Jazz brings to the people of Charlotte: not only a night of happiness through the beauty of music, but also a venue that takes you to NYC without having to even step on a plane. Seeing the customers enjoying themselves, making new friends, and singing their hearts out … I mean how could I not rave about an environment like this! The more you come to Middle C Jazz, the more you will want to stay!

A Message From Middle C’s Founder, Larry Farber:

There are a few shows per year that I put a star next to on my calendar and a huge one is coming up! On Thursday, December 9th, Middle C is proud to present Big Swing and the Ballroom Blasters for a cannot miss show honoring the best of Earth, Wind, and Fire.

Grammy Award-winning Band Leader, Jerry Freeman, toured with Earth, Wind and Fire, founded Grammy Award-winning horn section, “Hornz Unlimited”, toured with OutKast, performed multiple times with Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder, recorded seven platinum albums, and recorded multiple times with John Legend, Lionel Ritchie and Sly and the Family Stone. To have the opportunity to see this band in the intimate setting of Middle C is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and I hope you can all join us for an unforgettable show.


Jay D Jones & Organic Soul Present Thanksgiving with soul- Music of Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross, Frankie Beverly, & more

What better way to start the Thanksgiving celebrations then with the music of Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross, Frankie Beverley, and more soul legends!!

Jay D Jones
Lucky for us, Middle C Jazz had the pleasure of welcoming back Jay D Jones to our premier stage. Jay D is a Charlotte native and truly shines through his music and always brings life to the whole club when he performs… which is what he did this past Wednesday night with his “Thanksgiving with soul” show. This show was so quick to sell out and it was a show one hundred percent worthy of it!

Honestly, whenever I see that Jay D is playing at the club, I always get so excited!! I swear his voice is a smooth as an expensive brandy and will keep you grooving all night long. If you’ve heard him sing you know exactly what I’m talking about and if you haven’t… don’t wait around!! Next time you see that he is performing here at middle c, please come out and see how outstanding his musical gift is. You will not be disappointed one bit.


Willis Hickerson Bill Withers Tribute

What a wonderful two nights of the Bill Withers tribute with Grammy-nominated, award-winning musician and producer Willis Hickerson!!!!

Friday and Saturday night were both filled with beautiful piano playing by Mr. Hickerson, who was joined on stage for vocals by Gena Chambers on Friday night and Ken Gober on Saturday night. Middle C Jazz had so much talent under one roof it should have been illegal.

As soon as all the classics were being sung, it was hard to stand still or even keep my mouth shut… I had to literally tell myself “ shh I’m at a show and no one paid to hear me sing that’s for sure” haha. Needless to say it was a wonderful night filled with high spirits and good music… what more could you ask for?

Willis Hickerson
Willis Hickerson
Sy Smith livestream

Sy Smith performing with Rhythm 4 U Band

FEB 24-25

Sy Smith has long since solidified her place in the world of underground soul music 

Lindsey Webster


#1 Billboard Singer/Songwriter, Lindsey Webster… you won't want to miss this soulful singer/songwriter perform on the Middle C Jazz stage

Mindi Abair

An evening with Mindi Abair

MAR 11-12

Two-time Grammy nominee Mindi Abair electrifies audiences with her dynamic live performances and sax prowess

Nicolas Bearde

Noel and Maria present Nicolas Bearde

MAR 25-26

We are happy to welcome one of our personal favorite Male Jazz Vocalists to Middle C Jazz for the first time ever

Brubeck Brothers


Although the Quartet’s style is rooted in “straight-ahead” jazz, their concerts reveal an innate ability to explore influences of funk, blues, & world music

Kat Edmonson

An evening with Kat Edmonson


Kat Edmonson is an award-winning songwriter and singer "with an equal foothold in jazz, cabaret and vintage cosmopolitanism pop" (the new york times)

Nicole Henry

Nicole Henry

APR 15-16

“Listen and you’ll hear an artist who knows how to make a song her own… Henry aims right for the emotional center…". - Philip Van Vleck, Billboard

Adam Hawley

10-time #1 Contemporary Jazz Guitarist Adam Hawley

APR 17

Adam performs a dynamic combination of scintillating original contemporary jazz combined with your favorites from Stevie Wonder, EWF, Gap Band, Chris Brown, John Legend, and more

Paula Atherton

APR 22

New York based sax player/vocalist and songwriter Paula Atherton has enjoyed 5 Billboard Top 30 charting singles

Eric Darius

Eric Darius

APR 23

With seven highly-acclaimed albums to his discography, Darius continues to rack up some impressive statistics: Three No. 1 Hit Singles; Twelve Top 10 Radio Hits on Nielsen’s R&R/Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart

Marion Meadows

Marion Meadows

MAY 6-8

Visionary & Creative Force of Nature Marion Meadows comes to Middle C Jazz


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