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Middle C Jazz is honored to welcome countless National Artists to our stage! Don’t miss your chance to see Naturally Seven, Patrick Lamb, Sy Smith, Rick Braun, Steve Oliver, Eric Darius, Lee Ritenour, Vincent Ingala and more right here at Middle C Jazz – Charlotte’s New Home for Cool!

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Middle C is proud to present Vincent Ingala on May 31st and June 1st!

Vincent Ingala


House of Funk: Love Songs of Funk featuring Music by Michael Jackson, Chaka Khan, The Isley Brothers, and more

On Wednesday, February 8 at 7pm, join us for an energetic House of Funk performance! We’re excited to bring back Stefan Kallander and the House of Funk band for Love Songs of Funk featuring Music by Michael Jackson, Chaka Khan, the Isley Brothers and more!

House of Funk


The Chris O’Leary Band

On Thursday, February 8 at 7pm, we welcome back the Chris O’Leary Band! Chris’s musical background includes duties as lead singer and front man for rock and roll hall of famer and Grammy award winner Levon Helm’s band, The Barnburners. During the 6 years that Chris and Levon played together they toured across the US and Canada lighting up stages everywhere they went. Don’t miss this show!


Featured Artist of the Week: Noel Freidline & Maria Howell

NOEL FREIDLINE (Bandleader/Piano)
Pianist, vocalist, writer, arranger and educator, doesn’t come close to all things Noel Freidline! As a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of North Florida, with a BA in Music, Noel has been the bandleader of The Noel Freidline Quintet for over 26 years. He has numerous recordings to his credit, and has performed at jazz festivals from the Jacksonville Jazz Festival (FL)…to the Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland)…not to mention, a 3-year stint at the world famous Bellagio in Las Vegas, as the house band, leading his NFQ, where he performed for actress Julia Robert’s surprise 35th birthday party.

Noel was named Best Jazz Musician by Charlotte Magazine in 2006 and in 2009 and was named “Best Musical Director”, by the Metrolina Theatre Association of the Carolinas. In 2011 Freidline was chosen for the Blumenthal Performing Arts Association – Center Stage Award (Charlotte, NC), in recognition of his excellence in service to the arts. And in May, 2015, Noel Freidline was inducted into the Jacksonville Jazz Hall of Fame.

For over 35 years, this petite NC native, who splits her time between both the east coast and the west coast, has developed her career as a singer, actor, and voiceover artist. Her debut acting role was the choir soloist in the Oscar Nominated film, “The Color Purple”. She has gone on to appear in hit TV shows as Lifetime’s “Army Wives”, NBC’s “Revolution”, and CBS’s “Criminal Minds”. Feature films…“The Blind Side”, “Hidden Figures”, and “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”. As a song stylist, Maria has shared the musical stage with legendary artists as, Nancy Wilson, George Benson, Ray Charles, Earl Klugh, brothers Ronnie and Hubert Laws, and veteran actor/singer, Keith David.

Join Noel & Maria and special guest Adrian Crutchfield as they celebrate what the world needs now: Love, Sweet Love. The best of the love songs, from classics to contemporary.


Noel Freidline & Maria Howell Present Love Letters from Middle C

Noel Friedline and Maria Howell celebrate Valentines Day at Middle C like no other! Mark your calendar for a romantic weekend of shows on Friday, February 9 at 7pm and 9:15pm and Saturday, February 10th at 6pm and 8:30pm! They’ll be singing standards, classics and favorites at Love Letters from Middle C!

Noel and Maria

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Fat Tuesday with the Soda City Brass Band

Join us for a Mardi Gras celebration like none other with sounds from the streets of New Orleans! The Soda City Brass Band presents the best of the Dirty Dozen, Soul Rebels, Rebirth, and Preservation Hall brass bands. Join us on Tuesday, February 13 at 7pm for Fat Tuesday with the Soda City Brass Band!

Fat Tuesday featuring the Soda City Brass Band


“Lover’s Night Out” with JD, Amanda Hampton and Mandyl Evans

Celebrate the most romantic day of the year with the music lover in your life! On Valentines Day, Wednesday, February 14 at 6pm and 8:30pm, join us at Middle C for Lover’s Night Out with JD, Amanda Hampton and Mandyl Evans!

Fat Tuesday featuring the Soda City Brass Band
Fat Tuesday featuring the Soda City Brass Band


A St. Patrick’s Day Celebration – One Irish Rover: Van Morrison Tribute Band

Thursday night Jazz Jam continues in February with Rodney Shelton and Eric Brice present Brandon Stevens singing songs of Legends – Prince, Michael, Stevie and more! Join us for another great night of favorites on Thursday, February 15 at 7pm!

Rodney Shelton & Eric Brice present Brandon Stevens


Eric Darius

With seven highly-acclaimed albums to his discography, Eric 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; 2004’s Debut Artist of the Year by Smooth Jazz News Magazine; named 2015’s SESAC Top 10 Jazz Artist of the Year; 2017’s Best Jazz, Saxophonist, Composer, Producer & Musician of the Year Award at the 1st Annual Citril Starz Awards; featured on countless magazine covers; with many more milestones and honors to come. Mark your calendars for Friday, February 16 at 7pm and 9:15pm and Saturday, February 17 at 6:15pm and 8:45pm!

Only a few tickets left for the Saturday shows!

Eric Darius

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Gotta Move! Shira Lissek sings the Music of Barbra Streisand with the Noel Freidline Band

Barbra. That’s all one needs to say. That single name speaks volumes.

She has won a Grammy (45 nominations, 8 wins), Oscar (14 nominations, 2 wins), Tony (2 nominations, 1 win) and an Emmy (9 nominations, 4 wins) making her a member of the very exclusive EGOT club. She has become an icon of empowerment for women around the world. Join us for an evening with Shira Lissek singing Barbra Streisand and friends in a stunning tribute that includes such classics as “People,” “Don’t Rain On My Parade” “Somewhere” and many others on Sunday, February 18 at 6pm..



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