Saxophones, Hammond Organs and Amazing Vocals!
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, Marion Meadows, Eric Essix, Joey DeFrancesco, Maysa Leak and more right here at Middle C Jazz – Charlotte’s New Home for Cool!
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Middle C is proud to present Night with #1 Billboard Artist Julian Vaughn on October 8th!
Featured Artist of the Week: Paula Atherton
New York based sax player/vocalist and songwriter Paula Atherton 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. Paula has also worked in the traditional jazz field; one of the notable performances being a week long engagement at the Blue Note NYC with pianist and jazz legend, Hank Jones. . Paula also performed with Grammy award winning singer Dee Dee Bridgewater at the Annenberg Theater, for the Palm Springs Women’s Jazz Festival.
Paula performed at the Hot Smooth Jazz festival in Madrid, Spain, in April 2019 at Maria Guerrero theater. Other 2019 performances include Jacksonville Beach Jazz series, Dauphin County Jazz Fest, Potomac Jazz Festival, Brass City, Grand Rapids, and Legacy Jazz Festival. Paula just released the 1st single from her forthcoming 6th release, entitled “Can You Feel It.” It was produced by Greg Manning, and written by Paula and Greg. As of April 4th, 2020, “Can You Feel It”, was #1 on Mediabase, #1 on the Smooth Jazz Network, (for 4 weeks) and as of May 2nd, has been #1 on Billboard for 3 weeks.
Preceding “Can You Feel It,” Atherton has enjoyed 5 Billboard Top 30 charting singles, “Sassy Strut,” “Herbie,” “Between You & Me,” “My Song For You,” and “Into the Night.” Atherton was also featured on Cindy Bradleys’ single, “Girl Talk,” which hit #2 on Billboard.
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.
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!
Join us for an evening with Eric Darius on Saturday, April 23!
The 7pm show has SOLD OUT
There are still a few tickets left for 9pm!
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!
5th & York
On Thursday, April 28 at 7pm we welcome back 5th and York! 5th & York have emerged as one of the premier smooth jazz bands to come out of the Southeast.
Noel & Maria present: “Notes from Middle C LIVE!”
In March 2020, Maria Howell and Noel Freidline decided to do a live streaming show called “Notes from Middle C” and they certainly did not expect the 8000 people who tuned in that week! For the next three months Noel & Maria played every Wednesday night, averaging 5000 views a week.
Two years later, Noel & Maria are revisiting their hit streaming show with “Notes from Middle C LIVE!” Noel & Maria will be joined by their band as they perform many of the favorites from their 3-month run back in 2020 on Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 30 at 7pm and 9pm.
One of the special elements from their weekly version of “Notes from Middle C” was their ability to take and perform requests. Noel & Maria want to know what you would like to hear April 29 & 30. If you have a request send it to firstname.lastname@example.org Send the song title and which of the four shows you plan on attending (if you know!).
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!
Furia Tropikal: A Cinco De Mayo Celebration
Join us for a special Cinco De Mayo Celebration with Furia Tropikal! They will be bringing the best of of Latin Jazz to the club on Thursday, Mary 5 at 7pm!
Use code CINCODEMAYO for 10% off your tickets!
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!