Middle C Jazz is honored to welcome countless National Artists to our stage! Don’t miss your chance to see Maysa, Bobby Sparks, Peter White, Spyro Gyra, Marion Meadows, Alex Bugnon, Jazmin Ghent, Jazz Funk Soul, Lindsay Webster and more right here at Middle C Jazz – Charlotte’s New Home for Cool!
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Award Winning Jazz Fusion Artists, Flautist Alexander Zonjic and Friends featuring James Lloyd (Pieces of a Dream)
Alexander Zonjic is an International Award Winning musician, producer, composer, radio personality, philanthropist and community trustee whose career, which now spans over 4 decades, has included performances with the biggest names in the music industry and production of world class festivals & events. He’ll be returning to Middle C on Saturday, April 1 at 7pm and 9:15pm and will be joined by James Lloyd of Pieces of a Dream!
Featured Artist of the Week: Alexander Zonjic and James Lloyd
Alexander Zonjic is an International Award Winning musician, producer, composer, radio personality, philanthropist and community trustee whose career, which now spans over 4 decades, has included performances with the biggest names in the music industry, production of world class festivals & events as well as creating millions of dollars of economic impact to the communities and organizations he has adopted. Beneficiaries of his musical contributions include Charitable groups like the Windsor Downtown Mission, FAR Conservatory…Festivals like Trenton’s Jazz on the River and Monroe’s Award Winning River Raisin Jazz Festival…and many more. Since his discovery by Grammy Award Winning Jazz Pianist Bob James during a performance at Detroit’s renowned “Baker’s Keyboard Lounge”, Zonjic has performed around the world including performances at Carnegie Hall, with symphony orchestras like the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Florida Symphony and has over a dozen recording projects in his discography.
James Lloyd Music
Keyboardist James Lloyd, along with friends, bassist Cedric Napoleon, and drummer Curtis Harmon, founded Pieces of a Dream in 1975 in Philadelphia when they were all teenagers. The group based their name on “Pieces of Dreams,” a cover tune by Stanley Turrentine that they performed. The trio became internationally known when jazz legend, the late Grover Washington Jr., announced that he was starting a production company and that Pieces of a Dream would be his first act. Fast-forward 38 years and 20 albums later under his belt with Pieces, Lloyd has written and/or produced songs for many other recording artists aside from Pieces.
An Evening with Two-time Grammy Nominated Artist Maysa Leak
Blessed with an instantly identifiable honey-toned mezzo-soprano and an undeniably brilliant and magnetic stage presence, Maysa is the kind of singer who delivers lyrics, phrases, melodies and harmonies in a way that only she can. Having collaborated with everyone from Stevie Wonder to Incognito, Angela Bofill, Will Downing and Jonathan Butler, Phil Perry and more Join us for her return on Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8 at 7pm and 9:15pm!
Johnny Britt “Marvin Meets Miles” and more, “After We Play” Release Party Tour
On Thursday, March 30 at 7pm, Johnny Britt returns Middle C for “Marvin Meets Miles” and More as part of the “after We Play” Release Party Tour! He sings a la Marvin Gaye and plays trumpet a la Miles Davis. Inspired by these two giants Britt released a concept CD called “Marvin Meets Miles”. Britt arranged and produced 8 Marvin Gaye classics along with his own original title track “Marvin Meets Miles”.
We’re excited to bring Jackiem Joyner to Middle C for a for two shows on Friday, March 31 at 7pm and 9:15pm! As a contemporary saxophonist, author, and music producer, Jackiem Joyner has set the bar high in his close 20 years as a performer. With a number one jazz album, several Billboard chart-topping hits, and a series of critically acclaimed books to his name, he has shown himself to be the rare artist capable of transcending his instrument and reaching a mainstream audience.
The Art of Song: An Evening with Joe Gransden and Kenny Banks
Join us for a night of swingin’ standards with Joe Gransden and Kenny Banks! Renowned first for the hard bop approach of his trumpet, Gransden’s singing voice has been compared to that of Chet Baker and Frank Sinatra. This duo will be performing “The Art of Song”: An Evening with Joe Gransden and Kenny Banks on Sunday, April 2 at 7pm!
FL Production presents: Karen Briggs (Yanni) & 18 Time Grammy-Award Winning Artist Bobby Sparks (Prince, Snarky Puppy)
On Thursday, April 6 at 7pm, join us in welcoming a ,just see show! FL Productions Presents: Karen Briggs (Yanni) and 18-Time Grammy-Award Winning Artist Bobby Sparks (Prince, Snarky Puppy). This night brings together two of the premiere artists in the world of music today!
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