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Middle C Jazz

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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Live Jazz Performance

Middle C Jazz has never looked better! We’re swooning over our stunning renovations. Come see for yourself!

Ready for a preview of some of our upcoming performers? Check out Dani’s monthly Spotify playlist below!

Rodney Shelton and Eric Brice Present Kerri Lashawn: The Songs of Mary J. Blige, Whitney Houston, and Chaka Kahn! Join us for the continuation of our most popular series on November 4 at 7pm!

RODNEY SHELTON & ERIC BRICE PRESENT KERRI LASHAWN: THE SONGS OF MARY J BLIGE, WHITNEY HOUSTON, AND CHAKA KAHN

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!

ALEX BUGNON
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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.

John Dillard, returns to Middle C with his Sunday series! On Sunday, November 7 at 6pm, JD Presents: Trumpeter Rob Zinn and Saxophonist Tony Exum Jr.

Remember Whensdays returns with Kristin Randles sings Norah Jones – Accompanied by the Sean Higgins Trio on Wednesday, November 10 at 7pm! Join us for our first Remember Wednesday of the month!

Remember WHENsdays: Kristin Randles sings Norah Jones accompanied by the Sean Higgins Trio

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!

Special EFX Allstars

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!

Noel Freidline and Maria Howell
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Kirk Whalum

DEC 10-11

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.

The Heart and Soul Christmas Show Featuring Nils and Johnny Britt

DEC 17-18

Come and join us at Middle C as we kick off the Holiday season with an unforgettable show full of HEART AND SOUL guaranteed to leave an everlasting impression and set the stage for Yuletide and Joy.

Gerald Albright

Gerald Albright

FEB 11 2022

Charlotte is excitedly awaiting the highly anticipated arrival of world-renowned saxophonist extraordinaire Mr. Gerald Albright!

Sy Smith livestream

Sy Smith performing with Rhythm 4 U Band

FEB 24-25 2022

Sy Smith has long since solidified her place in the world of underground soul music (she’s often called “the hardest working woman in underground soul”)...

Marion Meadows

Marion Meadows

MAY 6-8 2022

Visionary & Creative Force of Nature Marion Meadows comes to Middle C Jazz. Tickets go on sale soon!

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