Nicole Henry, Adam Hawley, Paula Atherton and More!
Middle C Jazz is honored to welcome countless National Artists to our stage this spring! Don’t miss your chance to see Paula Atherton, Eric Darius, Nicole Henry, Marion Meadows, Eric Essix, Joey DeFrancesco and more right here at Middle C Jazz – Charlotte’s New Home for Cool!
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Middle C is proud to present Bob Baldwin: Contemporary, Smooth and Latin/Brazilian Jazz with a Dose of Urban Funk on August 19th-20th!
Featured Artist of the Week: Nicole Henry
Her passionate, soulful voice and heart-felt charisma have earned her a Soul Train Award for “Best Traditional Jazz Performance,” and four Top-10 U.S. Billboard, JazzWeek and HMV Japan jazz albums. Heralded by The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Japan Times, El Pais, Jazz Times, Essence and more, Ms. Henry tells real stories through peerless interpretations of repertoire from the American Songbook, classic and contemporary jazz, popular standards, blues and originals.
On Henry’s latest 2021 release, TIME TO LOVE AGAIN, she performs an eclectic mix of jazz standards and reimagined pop tunes with the sweet yet powerful voice that has made her a favorite with audiences and critics alike. BroadwayWorld says, “So powerful is her charisma, so unique is her personality, so rich is her music, so abandoned is her joy that you can’t watch her without being drawn in.”
She has captivated audiences in over 20 countries, headlining at venues in cities including New York, Tokyo, Madrid, Moscow, Paris, Shanghai, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco and Miami. Ms. Henry has also performed in more than 30 music festivals worldwide and in some of the world’s most famous venues including Blue Note; Jazz at Lincoln Center; Blues Alley; Arsht Center; Feinstein’s; Green Mill; Jazz St. Louis; Madrid Jazz Festival; the Regattabar; and Catalina Jazz.
She has recorded with some of today’s musical greats including Kirk Whalum, Julian Lage, and Gerald Clayton and has performed with the Duke Ellington Orchestra, the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra and Michael Feinstein. In late 2019, Ms. Henry returned to the theatrical stage and garnered critical praise in the musical version of “The Bodyguard.” And in early 2020, she was cast in the world premiere of the new musical “A Wonderful World,” on the life of Louis Armstrong, a production that resumed in December 2021.
Nicole Henry- Time to Love Again
Since her debut, Nicole Henry has established herself among the jazz world’s most acclaimed performers, possessing a potent combination of dynamic vocal abilities, impeccable phrasing, and powerful emotional resonance. Join us for four shows on Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16 at 7pm and 9pm.
Java Band: 90’s R&B & Dance Hits
Java Band on Thursday, April 14 at 7pm has SOLD OUT!
A Night With 10-time #1 Contemporary Jazz Guitarist Adam Hawley
10 Time #1 Contemporary Jazz Guitarist Adam Hawley performs a dynamic combination of scintillating original contemporary jazz selections (10 #1 Hits) combined with some of your favorite selections from Stevie Wonder, EWF, Gap Band, Chris Brown, John Legend, and more on Sunday, April 17 at 6pm!
Rodney & Eric Present Michelle Renee, Gena Chambers, & Jasmine Hinton: The Songs of Lisa Stansfield, Jill Scott, & Mary J Blige
On Thursday, April 21 at 7pm, come hang out and kick back during the Thursday Night Middle C series with The Rodney Shelton Group featuring Michelle Renee, Gena Chambers, & Jasmine Hinton: The Songs of Lisa Stansfield, Jill Scott, & Mary J Blige!
New York based sax player/vocalist and songwriter Paula Atherton is coming to Middle C on Friday, April 22 at 7pm and 9pm! She has shared the stage with such contemporary jazz notables as The Rippingtons, Nick Colionne, Chuck Loeb, Cindy Bradley, Brian Simpson, Althea Renee, Four80East, David Sanborn, Bob James, Marc Antoine, Hiroshima, Gerald Albright and Chieli Minucci.
Join us for an evening with Eric Darius on Saturday, April 23 at 7pm and 9pm! With seven highly-acclaimed albums to his discography, Darius continues to rack up some impressive statistics: Three No. 1 Hit Singles; Twelve Top 10 Radio Hits on Nielsen’s R&R/Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart; 2004’s Debut Artist of the Year by Smooth Jazz News Magazine and more!
Sam Fribush Organ Trio featuring special guests
On Sunday, April 24 at 6pm, we welcome back The Sam Fribush Organ Trio featuring Special Guests! Join us for a night of funky Hammond organ sounds!
Tribute to Loonis McGlohon and the Musical History of Charlotte at Middle C Jazz
Charlotte’s Trail of History Board has selected internationally admired and respected Jazz musician Loonis McGlohon, as its next historical figure to honor by creating a larger-than-life bronze statue placed along the Little Sugar Creek Greenway in uptown Charlotte. Join us for an Evening of Jazz at Middle C featuring musical performances and personal stories to celebrate his life and legacy.
Mark your calendars for Wednesday, April 27 at 7pm!
MIDDLE C SPOTIFY PLAYLIST
Ready for a preview of some of our upcoming performers or want to catch up on the latest happenings at Middle C? Check out our monthly Spotify playlist below!