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
Joey Alexander

Joey Alexander

DEC 2-3

It’s no coincidence two of the titles on pianist, bandleader and composer Joey Alexander’s inspirational debut on Mack Avenue Records, Origin, contain the words “rise” and “rising.”

Connie Han

Connie Han


Pianist and provocateur Connie Han has created an edgy blend of modern and traditional jazz with her incendiary Mack Avenue Records debut CRIME ZONE

Mindi Abair

Mindi Abair’s I Can’t Wait for Christmas Tour featuring Vincent Ingala, Lindsey Webster, and Adam Hawley

DEC 11

During her remarkable 21-year recording career, saxophonist/vocalist Mindi Abair has garnered 2 GRAMMY nominations, recorded with some of the biggest names in music, and built a substantial following among jazz and blues audiences with her soaring melodies and powerhouse style.

Kirk Whalum

Kirk Whalum

DEC 16-17

Middle C Jazz welcomes, twelve-time Grammy Award Nominee, Kirk Whalum… come join us for two nights of guaranteed soulful saxophone sounds given to you by a national and world-renowned artist.

Willie Bradley

An Evening with Billboard Charting Smooth Jazz Artist Willie Bradley

JAN 07

Bold, yet simultaneously charming; Edgy; yet at the same time beautiful; these seemingly opposing adjectives might well-describe the music of artist/trumpeter Willie Bradley, but also fittingly tell about the man!

Dave Stryker

An Evening With Dave Stryker

JAN 13-14

Whether you’ve heard guitarist Dave Stryker leading his own group (with 34 CD’s as a leader to date),  or as a featured sideman with Stanley Turrentine, Jack McDuff, and many others, you know why the Village Voice calls him “one of the most distinctive guitarists to come along in recent years.”

Norman Brown

Norman Brown

JAN 27-28

Grammy award-winning contemporary jazz/r&b superstar Norman Brown has sold over 2 million albums in his extraordinary career and virtually lives at the top of the Billboard Contemporary Jazz charts.

Adam Hawley

A Night With 10-time #1 Contemporary Jazz Guitarist Adam Hawley

FEB 03

Adam Hawley has burst on to the scene as a celebrated and innovative artist, composer and band leader. 

Patrick Lamb

An Evening with Breakout Artist Patrick Lamb

FEB 04

For one night only, Middle C Jazz welcomes the extraordinary young saxophonist Patrick Lamb


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