Middle C Has Tons In Store This Fall!

Bar inside Middle C Jazz

Middle C Jazz is honored to welcome countless National Artists to our stage this spring! Don’t miss your chance to see Kim Waters, Joey Alexander, Connie Han, Kirk Whalum, Norman Brown, Adam Hawley, Sy Smith, Eric Darius, Marion Meadows, and more right here at Middle C Jazz – Charlotte’s New Home for Cool!

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Middle C is proud to present Norman Brown on January 27-28th!


Norman Brown


Kevin Cole: The Favorite Pianist of Songwriters Marvin Hamlisch and Irving Berlin… And He Has Stories To Tell!

Join Kevin Cole, the favorite pianist of songwriters Marvin Hamlisch AND Irving Berlin. Yes he knew them and boy does he have stories to tell you! You’ll hear music and personal stories from the 7 songwriters who changed his life; Gershwin, Kern, Berlin, Arlen, Harburg, Martin & Hamlisch. You wanna hear a good one? Join us on Tuesday, November 8 at 7pm!

Kevin Cole


One Irish Rover: Celebrating The Music Of Van Morrison

The latest tribute show on the scene is One Irish Rover: Celebrating The Music Of Van Morrison featuring Pat Garvey. Save the date for their stop at Middle C Jazz and buy tickets today for Wednesday, November 9 at 7pm!

One Irish Rover


The Boneshakers Featuring Randy Jacobs & Jenny Langer: Soulful, Blues Rock

The Boneshakers are a no holds barred funk, blues, and rock that marries the sounds and spirits of Detroit Rock City, Memphis, and Mussel Shoals. In the remarkable 25 year career of The Boneshakers, the iconic band has toured and recorded with Bonnie Raitt, BB King, Keb Mo, Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Bootsy Collins, Tears 4 Fears, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Gov’t Mule, and Iggy Pop…just to name a few. They have built a substantial following among blues, jazz, and funk audiences with their powerhouse style. Catch them at Middle C On Thursday, November 10 at 7pm!

The Boneshakers

Featured Artist of the Week: The Boneshakers

Now in 2022, as The Boneshakers celebrate the 25th anniversary of their first release, a new energy and excitement has emerged.

Producer John Wooler, who originally signed The Boneshakers in 1997, connected Randy and the incredible Jenny Langer- a powerhouse singer who was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame (NYC and VA) at the age of 28 and won the 2020 Int’l Blues Challenge for Best Self-Produced Album. What started as a few tracks for her project quickly morphed in a new album with The Boneshakers featuring no-holds-barred funk, blues, and rock that marries the sounds and spirits of Detroit Rock City, Memphis, and Mussel Shoals.

Produced by Wooler, it is back to the original vision of The Boneshakers fiery sound, with the vocal dynamo Jenny Langer behind the mic and original musicians from “The Book Of Spells” Sergio Gonzales (Drums), Nathan Brown (Bass), Jon Gilutin (Keys), The Texacali Horns (Joe Sublett, Mark Pender, and Randy’s former band mate from Was (Not Was) Sir Harry Bowens on vocals.

The new album One Foot In the Groove was released on Take It To The Bridge Records on Sept 30th. According to Blues Matters Magazine, “This is an album that every blues, funk, and soul music lover needs in their collection.”



Najee: Multi-Platinum & Grammy Nominated Saxophonist and Flautist has sold out all four shows on Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12 at 7pm and 9:15pm!



Sundays with J.D. Featuring Shelley Ruffin

Sundays with JD returns on Sunday, November 13th at 6pm featuring Shelley Ruffin! Join us for a night of vocals with this Memphis born singer who is sure to play your favorites!

J.D. featuring Shelley Ruffin


House of Funk: Curated by Stefan Kallander

Join us for a new Wednesday series, House of Funk: Curated by Stefan Kallander, on Wednesday, November 16 at 7pm! 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!

House of Funk


Middle C Jazz & Jazz N Soul Music presents Kim Waters

Heralded as “Simply one of the planet’s best saxophonists” by JazzTimes Magazine and the “Pied piper of Smooth  Jazz” by Upscale Magazine, the prolific chart-topping saxophonist, composer and producer Kim Waters has enjoyed a career longevity that is rare in the music business. For three decades, Waters has garnered praise from critics and fans alike, ranking among the top five best-selling instrumentalists in jazz. Join us for two shows on Thursday, November 17 at 7pm and 9:15pm!

Kim Waters


Al Strong’s Act IV: Love Stronger Album Release Show

Al Strong is an award-winning trumpet player, composer, recording artist and educator. Whether melting hearts at a whisper volume or being gracefully dynamic when the music calls for more intensity, his natural ability to strike listeners at their core is unmatched. Middle C is thrilled to host his Act IV: Love Stronger Album Release Show on Friday, November 18 at 7pm and 9:15pm!

Al Strong


Satyr Black (Tyra Scott) sings The First Ladies of Swing

Celebrate the legacy of vocal jazz with us with a night of smooth and silky vocals from dynamic vocalist, Tyra Scott! Satyr Black (Tyra Scott) Sings the First Ladies of Swing on Saturday, November 19 at 7pm and 9:15pm!

Satyr Black


The Jazz Legacy Project presents the Life and Music of John Coltrane: The Beauty of Struggle

The Jazz Legacy Project presents the Life and Music of John Coltrane. Throughout Coltrane’s life, he struggled to beat addiction, struggled to be a better person, and struggled to find his own voice on the saxophone. From his early days with Miles Davis through A Love Supreme, Coltrane turned those struggles into some of the most beautiful and important music ever created. Join us on Sunday, November 20 at 6pm!

House of Funk


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