Kicking Off October With Great National Acts!
Middle C Jazz is honored to welcome countless National Artists to our stage this spring! Don’t miss your chance to see YellowJackets, Billy Cobham, Julian Vaughn, Grace Kelly, Bob James, Joey Alexander, Kirk Whalum, and more right here at Middle C Jazz – Charlotte’s New Home for Cool!
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On Thursday, September 29 at 7pm and 9:15pm, Middle C welcomes Jazz Fusion legends, the YellowJackets! Throughout their storied 43-year history, the Yellowjackets have recorded 26 albums, received 18 Grammy® nominations – won 2 – performed countless sold-out tours, and enjoyed worldwide critical acclaim and commercial success.
A New Day With Lori Williams
Middle C is thrilled to present “A New Day” with Lori Williams on Friday, September 30 at 7pm and 9:15pm! 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 all over the world.
Featured Artist of the Week: 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 to Europe (Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia, Russia, Switzerland, Czech Republic, and Ukraine), Japan, British Virgin Islands, and across the USA.
For over three decades, Lori Williams has worked with many notable artists as lead / background / studio session / guest vocalist including Oleta Adams, Yolanda Adams, David Archuleta, Eric Benet, The Blackbyrds, Norman Brown, Tom Browne, Peabo Bryson, Chuck Brown, Wayne Bruce, Jerry Butler, Jonathan Butler, Paul Carr, Terri Lyne Carrington, TC Carson, Gene Chandler, Renato Chicco, Stanley Clarke, Nick Colionne, Collaboration, Michael Colyar, Chris “Big Dog” Davis, John Di Martino, Will Downing, George Duke, Nathan East, Troy Sol Edler, Kevon Edmonds (After 7), Jorel “JFLY” Flynn (HBIYD), Derrick Gardner, James Genus, Savion Glover, Chelsey Green, Slide Hampton, Winard Harper, Christian Havel, Walter Hawkins, Howard Hewett, Weldon Hill, Tony Hightower, Jessy J, Al Johnson, Allyn Johnson (Divine Order), Marcus Johnson, Stanley Jordan, Kindred the Family Soul, Ben E. King, Saltman Knowles Group, Rayshun LaMarr, Lavahi, Dee Lucas, Timmy Maia, Alex Malheiros (Azymuth), Maysa, Daniel McClain (After 7), Frank McComb, Marion Meadows, Najee, Julia Nixon, Phil Perry, Robert E. Person, Anne Phillips, Lloyd Price, Althea Rene, Ellie Saitoh and The Love Tambourines, Sylver Logan Sharp, Tony Terry, Unit 3 Deep, Gerald Veasley, Chris Walker, Kim Waters, Anthony Wellington, Bernhard Wiesinger (Poysdorf All-Stars), Vesta Williams, Angela Winbush, Sherry Winston, Frederic Yonnet.
A night with Brian Simpson
Join us at Middle C Jazz for a night with keyboardist, composer, and studio musician Brian Simpson! Brian returns to the stage on Saturday, October 1 at 7pm and 9:15pm. With writing and performing credits on R&B chart-topping albums and Smooth Jazz Airplay charts, it’s clear why Brian is the veteran Music Director of so many jazz events.
The Voltage Brothers: Best of Funk, Jazz and R&B
America’s #1 show band: The Voltage Brothers returns to Middle C on Thursday, October 6 at 7pm! 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.
Legendary drummer, Billy Cobham, has mastered the live production of jazz, funk and rock allowing him to further experiment with percussion. Cobham continues his worldwide tour at Middle C on Friday, October 7 at 7pm and 9:15pm!
Join us for A Night with #1 Billboard Artist, Julian Vaughn on Saturday, October 8 at 7pm and 9:15pm! A Julian Vaughn show includes the works: love songs, funky songs, dance songs, ballads, and the occasional fusion tune. Julian has a total of 8 Billboard #1 songs under his belt and you can be assured you’ll be hearing some of those hits such as “On Your Feet”, “Black Dynamite” and the latest: “Sway”. This is a performance you definitely don’t want to miss!
The 7pm show has SOLD OUT! Tickets are available for the 9:15pm show!
London-born keyboardist Oli Silk is the UK’s Smooth Jazz Ambassador! He began writing and recording music as part of jazz funk duo ‘Sugar and Silk’ in the late 1990’s and released albums to much European acclaim, and this grabbed the attention of Trippin’N’Rhythm Records to whom Oli has been signed with ever since. He has produced 6 hit albums in that time and will be coming to Middle C on Sunday, October 9 at 6pm!
MIDDLE C SPOTIFY PLAYLIST
Ready for a preview of some of our upcoming performers or want to catch up on the latest happenings at Middle C? Check out our monthly Spotify playlist below!