Queens Court, Slim Gambill, Ace Livingston, and Gospel Sunday

Bar inside Middle C Jazz

Who is Dani?

Hello, my fellow music lovers of Charlotte, NC!! Dani Stavropoulos here giving you the latest scoop on everything Middle C.

As the Partnership and Programming specialist here at Middle C Jazz, Dani’s Corner is headed to become the blog you won’t want to miss. Dani’s Corner will be updated weekly with information about the shows from the previous week and our upcoming featured artists performing at Middle C Jazz.

Dani Stavropoulos
I have seen with my own two eyes what Middle C Jazz brings to the people of Charlotte: not only a night of happiness through the beauty of music, but also a venue that takes you to NYC without having to even step on a plane. Seeing the customers enjoying themselves, making new friends, and singing their hearts out … I mean how could I not rave about an environment like this! The more you come to Middle C Jazz, the more you will want to stay!

Why Middle C Jazz for a night out?

If you answer yes to these four questions, then Middle C Jazz is the place for you in Charlotte, NC!

Do you like live music? Do you like dressing up for date nights, girl’s night out/boys’ night out, and/or family outings? Do you like delectable food & Craft Cocktails? And most importantly…Do you like attending the coolest venue in town?

It was yes to all those questions, wasn’t it? That’s what I thought!!

Middle C Jazz is a premier live music venue that brings New York City ambiance with southern hospitality, what could be better than that!! Take my word for it, Middle C is the place you’re going to want to tell people about.

Bar inside Middle C Jazz
Bar inside Middle C Jazz

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



All you dance and party music lovers out there, this was the performance you should not have missed!!!

Queens Court has graced the Middle C Jazz stage before and they always bring the liveliest crowds. When they are on stage, I swear the music just takes you by the hand and guides the dancing right out of you. I find it very hard to keep still when they are performing all the big hits.

Even when I’m working, I must bust a move here and there because I feel like it would be illegal not to show some sort of appreciation for the tunes being absolutely performed fantastically that night.

If you’re someone who is looking for a show where you can stand up and dance your heart out… keep an eye out on all our social media platforms to see when Queens Court returns. You won’t be disappointed!!

Queens Court
Queens Court



All I got to say is Slim Gambill can ROCK!!

If you have an interest in guitar playing, even just the tiniest bit… this man will have you loving the instrument by the time his performance is over. Speaking from an R&B vocal-loving background, even I was convinced by the end of the night guitars were the elite instrument. Not only will his playing make you believe so, but his whole personality and vibe on stage will grasp your attention and won’t let go until the show has ended.

His talent was not just an overnight thing. He has been playing since he was a kid and perfected his career in the country world of music but found jazz at an early age and kept it with him throughout his journey.

Well, fantastic!! thank you Slim Gambill for inspiring my new year’s resolution… 2022 you’re going to be the year of learning Guitar.

Slim Gambill
Slim Gambill



If you’re unaware who Ace Livingston is you’re missing out! After I personally got to watch him on Saturday night perform at Middle C Jazz, you’re going to want to look him up immediately and jam out to his outstanding bass playing. Not only was he musically talented, but he obtained such an incredible stage presence that allowed the audience to fully invest their mind, body, and soul to the “Evening with Ace Livingston”. You could feel the energy throughout the whole room… literally! the walls were shaking with his bass playing and it was truly a groovy feeling.

Ace Livingston has accomplished a lot in his music career. He has been on the road with some greats like J.Lo, Pink, Alex Bugnon, Bobby Brown, Usher, and many more. Not only has he played with big artist, but at some very notable venues like Madison Square Garden, Carnegie Hall, The Apollo Theatre, and Radio City Music Hall.

It’s funny actually… I can now say that I have sung in the same venue as one of the artists that has come to Middle C Jazz and performed. Back in High School I was fortunate enough to sing in Carnegie Hall twice with my honors choir and till this day it is absolutely one of the highlights of my life. So Ace… if you ever read this we are twinning in life right now!! * virtual high five*

The best part is now Middle C Jazz is a new addition to his notable venues list! It was a pleaser having him here!! Make sure to keep a look out for the next time he plays. You won’t want to miss it.

Ace Livingston
Slim Gambill



Gospel Sunday this weekend was amazing!!

With over 150 tickets sold, it was one of our biggest turn outs yet for the Gospel Sunday series here at Middle C Jazz. Ellis Lambert, Tim Scott Jr, Eric Reed, Isaiah Bell, and Brandon Stevens did an outstanding tribute to The Winans and brought the house down.

Gospel Sunday
Keep an eye out for the next Gospel Sunday and come join us here! It’s a perfect way to end the week and start the next!!

Dani… the girl in the white boots 🙂

the girl in the white bootsJ
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


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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