Mark Black, Tracy Hamlin, Art Sherrod Jr.

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.


Rodney Shelton & Eric Brice present Singer/ Saxophonist Mark Black- A night of Classic Motown and R&B

If you have not been to a Thursday night jam session with Rodney at Middle C, you one hundred percent need to!!
Rodney Shelton & Eric Brice present Singer/ Saxophonist Mark Black- A night of Classic Motown and R&B
This past Thursday we had the pleasure of having them back at the club presenting Mark Black. The show consisted of classic Motown and some R&B, which filled the room with the grooviest tunes and a night you can’t forget. Thursday Jam sessions are personally my favorite nights at the club. I love the vibrations that come from the stage and the crowd. Rodney and Eric are very well known in the Charlotte area, so when it’s time for them to perform at Middle C… it feels as if all of Charlotte comes out to see them. Thursday jam sessions almost feel like a Charlotte community gathering to me, because after a while you start to see familiar faces and it brings joy to my heart seeing these talented musicians and their love/ dedication for keeping live music alive, bring happiness to the people around them. It becomes an escape from reality just for a little while and we all need that sort of relaxation here and there… so I insist, let Middle C Jazz be that escape for you!! Music is a wonderful thing.

Make sure to keep an eye out for the next Thursday Jam session, you won’t want to miss it !!


An Evening of Jazz & Soul with Tracy Hamlin

If you have never heard of Tracy Hamlin… please look her up and give this talented artist a listen. I had the pleasure of seeing her perform this past weekend at the club and she truly has a gifted voice.

The thing about Tracy is that she does not just dabble in one genre of music… she can sing soul, jazz, R&B, and get a load of this, even house music. Isn’t that so cool? The answer is yes, yes it is.

Something that comes naturally with all that talent, is her captivating stage presence. Once Tracy hits the stage, your eyes are glued to the performance until the curtains close. I highly suggest coming to see her the next time she performs here at Middle C Jazz. I promise with all my heart you won’t regret it. It’s a performance worth getting dressed up for and having a night on the town.

Tracy Hamlin
Willis Hickerson


JD presents Art Sherrod Jr.

Sunday’s performance was an absolute treat for me!! On Sunday we had JD presents Art Sherrod JR. and they did an outstanding job. The whole night was filled with smooth saxophone jazz and all I can say is… it was a great way to close my week and start the new one. I truly believe music is the cure for all things, so why not close and start your week with some live music. It seems reasonable to me!!

The reason I say this past Sunday’s show was a treat for me is that my absolute FAVORITE Jackson 5 song was played as the encore!!! It was “Heartbreak Hotel” and I think I flipped out more than I should have but I have a valid reason to do so. I never hear that song played out and about. Not on the radio, not in stores, not even in my mom’s household… and she loves Michael Jackson! So, when it came on, I nearly hopped out of my chair to dance to the music and groove along to what I consider a masterpiece.
I hope you all had a fabulous weekend and looking forward to seeing you all in the club.

Art Sherrod JR
Art Sherrod JR
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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