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Middle C Jazz Staff Bios

 

 

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Adam Farber

Partner and Co-Founder

A charlotte native and music lover, Adam is the managing partner and co-founder of Middle C Jazz. When Adam’s not at the club or practicing commercial real estate, you can find him spending time with his family, playing golf, traveling to the NC Mountains or SC coast, and enjoying the great outdoors.
Favorite Jazz Musicians: Wynton Marsalis, Kamasi Washington, Dr John

Larry Farber

President and Co-Founder

As both A performer and businessman, Music has been the central core of his life. Known locally as “the music man“, Larry played piano with bands from the early age of 12, and he still tickles the keys from time to time. His 47 years as a founding partner with East Coast entertainment, as well as being the founder of Music With Friends in both Charlotte and Houston add to an impressive resume. Adding to his legacy of musical ventures is now Middle C Jazz. Larry enjoys spending time with family and friends, including many days on the golf course, when not following his UNC Tar Heels.
Favorite jazz musicians: Al Jarreau, George Benson, Ella Fitzgerald, Noel Freidline, Ziad Rabie, Maria Howell

Reid Farber

Partner and Director of Programming

Reid helps program and organize the great acts that perform at Middle C. A fan of live music and most genres, when Reid is not enjoying an awesome show at Middle C you can most likely find him at any of the other great music venues in Charlotte. Reid also enjoys Panthers games and playing the various golf courses around Charlotte.
Favorite Jazz Musicians: Art Tatum, Thelonious Monk, and Ziad Rabie

Teddy Johnson

Managing Partner

When he isn’t on a Zoom call managing everything Middle C, you might find Teddy sneaking on to the drums at MCJ or hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Teddy Leverages his 30 years of hospitality management experience in leading the team at Middle C Jazz.
Favorite Jazz Musicians: Duke Ellington, Chic Corea, Billy Cobham

Sean Urquhart

Operations Manager

We adoringly refer to Sean, as the heartbeat of the club, and he does have a heart of gold! Sean is our minister of goodwill, always ready to help, and maintains Middle C ready for our guests. His spare time is spent volunteering with local nursing homes and spending time with the loves of his life: his family and his dog Co-Co (aka Co-Co Larue).
Favorite Jazz Musicians: Noel Freidline and Maria Howell, David Pankey, Shamon Scull, Rodney Shelton, Gino Castillo, and The Cuban Cowboys and Yusa.

Cree White

Box Office Manager

Cree is more than likely the first smiling face you will see upon entering the club as the box office is her domain; however, she is also instrumental in communications and logistics with our artists from booking hotels to making sure they are fed. Cree comes to us from Rome Italy where she enjoyed a successful career as a Jazz singer and Actress. 
Favorite Jazz Musicians: John Coltrane, Lizz Wright, Dinah Washington Marcus Miller

Lizzie Taylor

Marketing & Event Specialist

A passionate jazz fan, Lizzie works on marketing, Baby Grand hospitality, and assisting in the box office at Middle C. When she’s not at the club, you can find her training for her next marathon on trails around Charlotte or at the Whitewater Center.
Favorite Jazz Musicians: Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Duke Ellington

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

DEC 9

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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