Middle C Jazz is honored to welcome countless National Artists to our stage this spring! Don’t miss your chance to see Adam Hawley, Patrick Lamb, Keiko Matsui, Sy Smith, Eric Darius, Maysa, Gerald Albright, Althea Rene, Peter White, Marion Meadows, and more right here at Middle C Jazz – Charlotte’s New Home for Cool!
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An Evening with Chandra Currelley featured in Tyler Perry and BET Plus Series Bruh
Tyler Perry and BET Plus Series Bruh star, Chandra Currelley, is also a Gospel Choice Award nominee and has performed at The White House and toured Europe and Asia leaving audiences wanting more. Save the date for her Middle C debut on Friday, January 20 at 7pm and 9:15pm!
Featured Artist of the Week: Chandra Currelley
Mrs. Currelley is currently a regular on BET+ Dramedy “Bruh” she portrays the over-the -top “Alice”. You also probably recognize Chandra as Ms. V. in Tyler Perry’s “FOR BETTER OR WORSE” and in the #1 box office movie, “DIARY OF A MAD BLACK WOMAN ” playing herself in the nightclub Chandra’s. Also starring as “Shirley” in “Madea’s Big Happy Family” the stage play. Who can forget her show stopping performance as Loretta in KANDI BURRESS’s (The Real Housewives of Atlanta) “A Mother’s Love” and the movie Madea’s Big Happy Family as the choir soloist, Sister Laura. CHANDRA is the former lead singer of The legendary recording group The S.O.S. Band, replacing the original lead singer. She continued the band’s string of Top Twenty Billboard hits with the CD’s “Diamonds In The Raw”, and “One Of Many Nights”, where she wrote several songs, including the single “Broken Promises”. Ms. Currelley is the recipient of the Lady Soul of Jazz award, 2018 Atlanta Actors Award, BWIJA award for Best Female in The Arts & Theatre and The BIBO Reflection award for Outstanding Film & Media Achievement. Ms. CURRELLEY also starred in the world premier of “Jesus Christ Superstar Gospel”, and as Mother Shaw in Regina Taylor’s “Crowns”.
The Gospel Choice Award nominee has performed at The White House and toured Europe and Asia leaving audiences wanting more. She has also starred in “Dinah Was”, “Blues In the Night”, “The Hot Mikado”, “Amen Corner” (The Alliance Theatre/ Arena Stage). “Two Queens, One Castle” with T.C. Carson (Horizon Theatre),”What’s Done In the Dark”, (Fox Theatre) “Slam!” “Sophisticated Ladies” and Kenny Leon’s “Rejoice” to name a few.
Because of her ability to legitimately cross musical and theatrical styles, Chandra has had the opportunity to work with some of the greats from Clarence Avant, jazz legend Roy Ayers, where she recorded the duet, “Let Me Love You”, to the phenomenal Tyler Perry. Other Television credits include VH-1, Say Yes! (TBN) , (BET) Jazz Showcase (PBS) and Good Day Atlanta (Fox)
In the Pocket: A Farewell Reunion featuring Larry Farber and Robyn Springer
In the Pocket with Larry Farber and Robyn Springer on Thursday, January 19 at 7pm has SOLD OUT! Thank you to everyone who sold this show out in advance and we look forward to a memorable evening reuniting bandmates, some of whom have been playing together for 40 years!
Guitar virtuoso Stanley Jordan has consistently displayed a chameleonic musical persona of openness, imagination, versatility and maverick daring. Be it bold reinventions of classical masterpieces or soulful explorations through pop-rock hits, to blazing straight ahead jazz forays and ultramodern improvisational works—solo or with a group—Jordan can always be counted on to take listeners on breathless journeys into the unexpected. His much anticipated return to Middle C is on Saturday, January 21 at 7pm and 9:15pm!
The 7pm show has SOLD OUT! Tickets are available for the 9:15pm show.
Smooth Sundays with JD featuring Dawn Anthony: The Music of Anita Baker and Oleta Adams
Smooth Sundays with JD returns this year! Join us for our first show in the series on Sunday, January 22 at 6pm with JD featuring Dawn Anthony: the Music of Anita Baker and Oleta Adams!
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!
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!