Middle C Jazz is honored to welcome countless National Artists to our stage this spring! Don’t miss your chance to see Keiko Matsui, Sy Smith, Eric Darius, Maysa, Gerald Albright, Althea Rene, Peter White, Spyro Gyra, Marion Meadows, and more right here at Middle C Jazz – Charlotte’s New Home for Cool!
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House of Funk: Curated by Stefan Kallander
Stefan Kallander returns with House of Funk! 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! Join us on Wednesday, January 25 at 7pm!
Right To Party
Right To Party is the most energetic and versatile vocal and horn driven band to ever debut from the Carolinas. With a total of five dazzling lead vocalists backed by a powerful rhythm section and amazing horns, R.T.P. can deliver brand new chart topping Top-40 to Motown/beach to jazz and oldies. Join us on Thursday, January 26 at 7pm!
Grammy award-winning contemporary Jazz/R&B superstar Norman Brown has SOLD OUT!
Frank McComb Up Close and Personal
Performances by Frank McComb make you feel like you’re in his living room more so than at his concert. His virtuoso vocal and piano work has made him not only an indispensable and highly sought after session musician, but a favorite on the soul, jazz and R&B scenes. His fans affectionately describe his work as the perfect combination of Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea. Join us for his return on Sunday, January 29 at 6pm!
Featured Artist of the Week: Frank McComb
Frank McComb is a divine soul man who speaks with the native tongue of soul, jazz, blues and pop. His virtuoso vocal and piano work has made him not only an indispensable and highly sought after session musician, but a favorite on the soul, jazz and R&B scenes.
His fans affectionately describe his work as the perfect combination of Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea. Frank has worked with many of the entertainment industry’s giants including but not limited to: Prince, Branford Marsalis, George Duke, Patrice Rushen, The Rude Boys, Phil Perry, Tommy Davidson, Fred Hammond, John P. Kee, Songwriting duo Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, rap duo D.J. Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince (Will Smith), Frankie Beverly and Maze, Teena Marie, Lalah Hathaway, Terri Lynn Carrington, Phyllis Hyman, Valerie Simpson, Philip Bailey, and more.
After signing to Motown’s short-lived jazz label “MoJazz” from 1992 until 1994, Frank was able to lend his vocal chops to the Buckshot LeFonque (Featuring Branford Marsalis) hit song “Another Day”. It was this featured performance that would lead to a recording contract with Columbia Records in 1998 where Frank would record and release his debut CD “Love Stories” in 2000. In 2003, Frank would go on to sign with Malibu Sessions for the release of his 2nd CD entitled “The Truth Vol.1”.
After a bit of soul searching, Frank decided to release his works independently and in 2004 he released his 3rd CD, “Straight From The Vault”, an entirely self-written, self-produced and self recorded CD that would win him the “SoulTracks Readers Choice Award” for “Best Album of the Year” and earn him a spotlight with Jill Scott in an August 2005 publication Oprah Winfrey’s highly respected “O Magazine” as one of Ms. Scott’s favorite CD’s. “Straight From The Vault” also became Prince’s favorite body of work by Frank McComb at the time. “Straight From The Vault” was followed by twelve album releases between 2006 and 2017 under Frank’s own Boobeescoot Music label, the latest CD being his first with his Amsterdam based quartet “No Rehearsal/Live in Amsterdam”. Frank McComb was honored by Music Radar as the 27th greatest keyboard player of all time.
Remember Whensdays: The Music of Nat King Cole Presented by Stephanie Streater and the Phil Howe Quartet
Remember Whensday returns with The Music of Nat King Cole Presented by Stephanie Streater and the Phil Howe Quartet on Wednesday, February 1 at 7pm! Phillip has turned his sights to playing a vast array of varied music. Through Chopin to hip hop to beach music, jazz has always been at the forefront of his pursuits. Join us in celebrating two icons!
Infinite Soul: A Night of Your Favorite Dance Hits
InfiniteSoul is an eleven-member party band featuring four vocalists and a full horn section. It’s members have performed for numerous weddings, private and corporate parties, and destination events throughout the Southeast. InfiniteSoul will keep you dancing with a non-stop, high energy performance. Save the date for Thursday, February 2 at 7pm!
A Night With 10-time #1 Contemporary Jazz Guitarist Adam Hawley
Adam Hawley has burst on to the scene as a celebrated and innovative artist, composer and band leader. Now totaling 10 # 1’s, Adam sets out with this exciting fourth album “Risin’ Up” which features Steve Cole, Vincent Ingala, Julian Vaughn, Riley Richard & Kat Hawley anchored by the thrilling first single “Risin’ Up”. His much anticipated return to Middle C is on Friday, February 3 at 7pm and 9:15pm!
Award-winning Breakout Artist Patrick Lamb returns with three Billboard Hits
Award winning Breakout Artist Patrick Lamb returns with three Billboard Hits. Last time Patrick had the sellout crowd dancing and we can’t wait to welcome him back to Middle C on Saturday, February 4 at 7pm and 9:15pm!
The Jazz Legacy Project presents Billie Holiday: God Bless the Child featuring Vocalist Maria Howell
Celebrate the music of an American legend on Sunday, February 5th at 6pm with The Jazz Legacy Project presents Billie Holiday: God Bless the Child featuring Vocalist Maria Howell! Holiday’s traumatic childhood and fight to be treated as an equal both on and off the bandstand weren’t fully appreciated in her time. But once the world caught up to her, they discovered a trailblazer and one of the most gifted storytellers in American music.
MIDDLE C SPOTIFY PLAYLIST
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