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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Featured Artist of the Week: Rebecca Jade and JJ Sansaverino
Rebecca is an accomplished singer/songwriter and has been able to turn her love for music into a career for close to two decades. Growing up in a musical home, she had been exposed at to a broad range of artists, genres and styles from her mother, who is also a vocalist. With such influences, it seems a natural progression that Rebecca has followed in her footsteps. Rebecca Jade has performed with some of the most sought-after musicians all over the world and her versatility has allowed her many unique opportunities to perform: Rebecca toured with the Queen of Percussion, Sheila E. since 2017 and appeared in the Emmy-nominated show, “Let’s Go Crazy: The GRAMMY Salute to Prince” that aired on CBS in April 2020; She also sang background vocals for Sir Elton John at the 2020 Academy Awards. Rebecca has also been a featured artist on many of Eric Darius’ 2022 tour dates. Rebecca opened for Will Downing and Boney James at a sold-out Valentine’s Day concert in Long Beach, as well as opened for Jeffrey Osborne for the Thornton Winery Summer Concert series, both in 2019; Rebecca has done multiple concerts at Spaghettini in Seal Beach and was the singer in the Houseband at Anthology in San Diego for 5 1⁄2 years; She was the official singer of the San Diego Gulls NHL hockey team’s anthem during their 2015 and 2016 seasons.
With multiple Billboard-charting singles, including a BIllboard #1 smash hit with “Style and Elegance”, and four highly acclaimed albums, New York guitarist JJ Sansaverino has reached millions touring the world with his “Benson meets Santana” musical style. An extraordinary performer, JJ has a “take no prisoners” performance attitude, gracing the stage night after night touring on his own or with reggae legend Maxi Priest and bringing his vibe of Smooth Jazz, R&B, and Reggae. A Berklee School of Music graduate and award winner, he has shared the stage with the likes of Maceo Parker, Victor Bailey, Gerald Albright, Rick Braun, the Marley Family, and even performed for Sir Paul McCartney’s wedding in 2002.
Rebecca Jade and JJ Sansaverino
Rebecca Jade has performed with some of the most sought-after musicians all over the world and her versatility has allowed her many unique opportunities to perform: Rebecca toured with the Queen of Percussion, Sheila E. since 2017 and appeared in the Emmy-nominated show, “Let’s Go Crazy: The GRAMMY Salute to Prince”. She also sang background vocals for Sir Elton John at the 2020 Academy Awards.With multiple Billboard-charting singles, including a BIllboard #1 smash hit with “Style and Elegance”, and four highly acclaimed albums, New York guitarist JJ Sansaverino has reached millions touring the world with his “Benson meets Santana” musical style. They make their Middle C debut on Friday, September 22 at 7pm and 9:15pm!
Jessi Little Presents: Mrs. Maisel meets Liza Minnelli
That’s right, Jessi Little will be singing your favorite songs from many genres! Accompanied by QC Concerts creator Zach Tarlton and sung with some newly befriended, local vocalists, we invite you to a night of musical entertainment and laughs! Join us for Jessi Little Presents: Mrs. Maisel Meets Liza Minnelli on Tuesday, September 19 at 7pm!
Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials
In Chicago, a city overflowing with unrivaled blues talent, world-renowned Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials have been standing tall for almost 30 years. The band’s big sound, fueled by Lil’ Ed’s gloriously rollicking slide work and deep blues string bending, along with his rough-edged, soulful vocals, is as real and hard-hitting as Chicago blues gets. The Chicago Sun-Times says, “Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials are the hottest purveyors of bottleneck boogie to come out of Chicago since Hound Dog Taylor.” Join us on Thursday, September 21 at 7pm!
An Evening with #1 Billboard Smooth Jazz Singer Lindsey Webster
Influenced by everyone from Mariah Carey and Christina Aguilera to Steely Dan and Earth Wind and Fire, these days Lindsey Webster still feeds her eclectic taste. Webster made history in 2016 with her original, “Fool Me Once,” which was the first vocal driven #1 song to top the Billboard Contemporary Jazz chart since Sade’s “Soldier of Love” in 2010. She beat Sade’s three-week run at #1 with a four-week stay at the top of the charts. She returns to Middle C on on Saturday, September 23 at 7pm and 9:15pm!
The 7pm show has SOLD OUT! Tickets are available for the 9:15pm show!
An Evening with Saxophonist Tom Braxton
Jazz saxophonist Tom Braxton has garnered critical acclaim while thrilling audiences of all ages from coast to coast and abroad for over two decades. From Africa to Japan…from New York to L.A., Braxton’s distinct, melodic sound leaves audiences astounded, clapping, and on their feet screaming for more! Jazz Review calls Braxton “one of smooth jazz’s most prolific saxophonists…with all the required tools to become a major force.” He returns to Middle C on Sunday, September 24 at 6pm.
The Voltage Brothers: Best of Funk, Jazz and R&B
On Thursday, September 28 at 7pm, America’s #1 show band: The Voltage Brothers returns to Middle C! Performing top hits from every genre, The Voltage Brothers’ repertoire consists of your favorite R&B, swing, Carolina beach music, disco, funk, hip hop, jazz, Motown, pop, and even classic rock hits, and their ultimate goal is to deliver an outstanding performance.
An Evening with Marcus Johnson
Marcus Johnson is an independent Billboard-ranked, internationally acclaimed jazz keyboardist, and NAACP Image Award Nominee. To date, Marcus has released more than fifteen Billboard charted CDs, and has the distinction of having his groundbreaking 2008 Billboard Top 20 Contemporary Jazz FLO (For the Love Of) Anthology, which consisted of three distinct CDs — FLO Chill, FLO Romance, and FLO Standards – all charting Top 10 on Billboard Contemporary Jazz Charts simultaneously. Over the years the FLO brand has grown into creating the calm serenity of a smooth lifestyle. Join us on Friday, September 29 at 7pm and 9:15pm!
A New Day With Lori Williams
Acclaimed international Jazz vocalist Lori Williams has a most impressive resume as a performing artist, music educator, songwriter, producer, and musical theater actress with over 30 years of experience. Her annual vocal jazz tour and performance at international festivals have taken her around the world, and she returns to Charlotte on Saturday, September 30 at 6:15pm and 8:45pm!
An Evening with Guitarist Roberto Restuccia
Having established himself among the upper echelon of high-octane smooth jazz guitar cats with “Arrival” and“LoveCrazy,” the Top 15 Billboard chart hits from his 2021 Trippin N’ Rhythm debutWith Every Turn, Roberto Restuccia’s gearing up to break free from status quo, dig deeper, go bold and blast through the boundaries with all the gritty, bluesy passion he’s got. He makes his Middle C debut on Sunday, October 1 at 6pm!