Middle C Turns 2 Years Old!
Fall 2021 at Middle C Jazz features an incredible line up of artists. There’s something for every music lover on our calendar!
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Middle C Jazz has never looked better! We’re swooning over our stunning renovations. Come see for yourself!
A night you won’t want to miss… world renowned jazz pianist, Alex Bugnon, will be performing at Middle C Jazz on Friday, November 5 and Saturday, November 6 at 7pm and 9:15pm! Come join us for a night filled with outstanding contemporary music!
Featured Artist of the Week:
World Renowned Jazz Pianist, Alex Bugnon
Alex Bugnon has been a prolific, energetic force on the contemporary music scene for almost three decades. A renowned musician, composer and bandleader, Bugnon hales from the picturesque town of Caux, Switzerland- 4 miles above Montreux, site of the world famous Jazz Festival. No doubt, the annual convergence in his hometown and in his own home, of some of music’s most illustrious names played a role in his decision to pursue a musical career, as did his early friendship with Herbie Hancock. The fact that his uncle was the legendary Donald Byrd only served to further his decision.
Bugnon left Montreux to continue his training at the Paris Conservatory before landing in Boston to study at the Berklee School of Music. It was here in the United States that his exposure to a diversity of musical styles, from R&B to gospel, Jazz and Funk, began to shape and influence his personal sound. Shortly after moving to New York City, Alex began touring with almost every R&B artist, such as Melba Moore, Freddie Jackson, Patti Austin, James Ingram and Glenn Jones to name a few. But it would be his encounter with saxophonist Najee that would ultimately turn the tide for him. Signed to Orpheus Records, Najee would make the introduction that would result in Alex’s first recording contract.
Over almost 3 decades, Alex Bugnon has built a strong and loyal fan base across the country and around the world. His tour schedule has never eased, even besting the great Dizzy Gillespie’s record of appearances at Washington, D. C’s Blues Alley. Last year marked Alex’s 20th consecutive year’s appearance at the legendary venue! He makes it a point of never missing a day of piano practice or of writing. If he is not composing, he is listening to his favorite artists and biggest influences: Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, Red Garland, Ahmad Jamal, Kenny Kirkland, Mulgrew Miller, Wynton Kelly, Joe Sample, George Duke and Keith Jarrett.
Grammy-nominated jazz-fusion group SPECIAL EFX ALLSTARS will be appearing on stage on Thursday, November 11 at 7pm and 9pm, continuing their supporting tour of their most recent release, “All Stars”. Led by guitarist, composer, producer, arranger & 3x Emmy winner, Chieli Minucci, this versatile group also features violinist extraordinaire, Karen Briggs, American Idol finalist – vocalist Elliott Yamin, Grammy winning saxophonist Eric Marienthal, bassist legend & educator Gerald Veasley, multi-keyboardist Lao Tizer, master drummer Joel Rosenblatt. Please join us for a memorable evening of eclectic music, not to be missed!
Middle C Jazz turns TWO!
Join us for our Two-Year-Anniversary Celebration beginning Friday, November 12 – Sunday, November 14. Noel Freidline and Maria Howell have performed at our opening weekend and one year anniversary, so naturally, they’ll be helping us celebrate in style with “We’re Still Standing! Reimagining the Music of Elton John and Billy Joel”. Don’t miss our biggest party of the year!