Bar inside Middle C Jazz

Middle C Jazz is honored to welcome countless National Artists to our stage! Don’t miss your chance to see Marion Meadows, Alex Bugnon, Jazmin Ghent, Jonathan Butler, Special EFX, Jazz Funk Soul, Jessy J, Richard Elliot, Lindsay Webster, and more right here at Middle C Jazz – Charlotte’s New Home for Cool!

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Dresslers Improv Kitchen at Middle C Jazz

We’re thrilled to announce that DRESSLER’S IMPROV KITCHEN has started as our new restaurant partner at Middle C Jazz!


Middle C is proud to present Ragan Whiteside on July 22nd!

Vincent Ingala


House of Funk: Curated by Stefan Kallander

House of Funk is back! Middle C will be filled with the sounds of PFunk, Prince, Rick James, James Brown, and other timeless funk legends. Throw on your favorite pair of bell bottoms and follow your nose to the Funk! Catch Charlotte guitarist Stefan Kallander and some of Charlotte’s finest musicians including Courtney Gibson, Jesse Lamar Williams, Zach Wheeler, Braxton Bateman, Simon George on Wednesday, May 10 at 7pm!

House of Funk


Rodney Shelton & Eric Brice present TRS Performing the Songs of Alicia Keys

Come hang out and kick back during the Thursday Night Jazz Jam series with The Rodney Shelton Group on Thursday, May 11 at 7pm! This week, we have Rodney Shelton and ERIC BRICE Present TRS Performing the Songs of Alicia Keys!

Rodney Shelton and ERIC BRICE Present TRS Performing the Songs of Alicia Keys


Marion Meadows

Saxophonist, Marion Meadows, became a staple of the contemporary jazz format with his many award winning recordings. Meadows hooked up with numerous artists and musicians and became a well known sideman in his own right, recording or performing over the years with Brook Benton, Eartha Kitt, Phyllis Hyman, Jean Carne, The Temptations, Michael Bolton, Angela Bofill, Will Downing, Bob Baldwin, Chuck Loeb, John Lee, among many others. Join us on Friday, May 12 and Saturday, May 13 at 7pm and 9:15pm and Sunday, May 14 at 6pm!

Marion Meadows

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Featured Artist of the Week: Marion Meadows

Meadows was born in West Virginia and grew up in Stamford, Connecticut. He began playing the clarinet and studying classical music at the age of nine. He started playing tenor sax in high school, and then migrated to soprano sax. His passion for various types of music led him down an eclectic musical path. He was intrigued by the styles of jazz musicians, like Stanley Turrentine, Sidney Bichet, Johnny Hodges, John Coltrane, Sonny Stitt, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Dexter Gordon, Cannonball Adderley, Coleman Hawkins, Sonny Fortune, Joe Henderson, Grover Washington and many others. After studying jazz at Rippowam High School in Stamford, CT with Anthony Truglia, Meadows attended Berklee College of Music. There he majored in arranging and composition. He later went to the SUNY Purchase School for the Arts. During his college years he played in a number of bands including disco, R&B and various jazz ensmbles. I got a lot of sideman jobs in college, and I have always said I got my real graduate degree playing clubs, says Meadows, who perfected his craft studying with Sonny Fortune, Joe Henderson, Dave Liebman and Eddie Daniels. “Not long after I finished school, (drummer) Norman Connors recorded one of my songs, “Invitation” and then asked me to join his band. I later produced his Passion album with my colleague Jacques Burvick (Aquarium Dream) . Things just fell into place. Meadows first hit the airwaves in 1991 with “For Lovers Only”, but his career really began one day in the late ‘80s at New York’s Grand Central Station. He had been a sideman with Connors for three years, with only vague notions of eventually going solo. One day, while waiting for a train, he pulled out his horn and began playing under the huge dome. His sweet sound caught the attention of fellow traveler, producer and TV composer Jay Chattaway, who happened to be passing by on his way to the train. Chattaway was so impressed with Meadows’ sound that he hooked Meadows up with legendary keyboardist Bob James. Meadows and James collaborated on a recording which unfortunately went unreleased. The experience put him on the road to his eventual success.


360 Jazz Initiative featuring Faculty & Students from UNC Chapel Hill

The 360ᵒ Jazz Initiative is in an interactive ensemble comprising faculty and talented students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The aim of 360ᵒ Jazz Initiative is to promote compositional activity and performances that exhibit a deep awareness of the rich history of jazz while at the same time producing creative new works that demonstrate jazz as a living art form which looks towards the future of the music. Join us on Tuesday, May 16 at 7pm!

360 Jazz


The Voltage Brothers: Best of Funk, Jazz and R&B

America’s #1 show band: The Voltage Brothers returns to Middle C on Thursday, May 18 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.

The Voltage Brothers


A night with world renowned jazz pianist Alex Bugnon

On Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20 at 7pm and 9:15pm, world renowned jazz pianist, Alex Bugnon, will be performing at Middle C Jazz. Alex Bugnon has been a prolific, energetic force on the contemporary music scene for almost three decades. Come join us for a night filled with outstanding contemporary music!

The Voltage Brothers

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Jazz n Soul Music Presents: ARSENA – Metamorphosis: The Evolution of Arsena, Album Release Concert

ARSENA (formerly known as Arsena Schroeder) is an independent recording artist with R&B and pop influences. This multi-talented singer-songwriter is known for her star-quality and heartfelt tunes — think India Arie meets Alicia Keys with introspective lyrical content and music that infuses her multi-instrumentalist capabilities on guitar and piano. Join us on Sunday, May 21 at 6pm for Jazz N Soul Music Presents: ARSENA – Metamorphosis: the Evolution of Arsena Album Release Concert!



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