Middle C Jazz is honored to welcome countless National Artists to our stage! Don’t miss your chance to see Jonathan Butler, Veronica Swift, Special EFX, Jazz Funk Soul, Jessy J, Euge Groove, Bob Baldwin, Lindsay Webster, and more right here at Middle C Jazz – Charlotte’s New Home for Cool!
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An Evening with Saxophonist Jessy J
Saxophonist Jessy J has toured with The Temptations, Jessica Simpson, Michael Bolton, and Seal. She has performed or recorded with Taylor Swift, Aerosmith, Chance the Rapper, Robin Thicke, Anita Baker, Andra Day, Maxwell, Joe Sample, Harvey Mason and Ray Parker Jr among others. Known for her trademark Latin tinged powerful horn playing she has garnered 12 top singles and 6 chart topping albums.Catch her debut on Saturday, August 5 at 7pm and 9:15!
Featured Artist of the Week: Jessy J
Saxophonist Jessy J® was born in Portland, Oregon, raised in Hemet, California and is of Mexican-American descent. She began playing piano at the age four and at 15 won the Piano State Championship.Béla Bartók Festival. Earning a scholarship to University of Southern California, she obtained a degree in jazz studies and was named the “Most Outstanding Jazz Student” in her class. After graduating from USC, she worked in the studio with Michael Bublé and in 2010 was inducted into Disney’s Magic Music Days Hall of Fame. Jessy has toured with The Temptations, Jessica Simpson, Michael Bolton, and Seal. She has performed or recorded with Taylor Swift, Aerosmith, Chance the Rapper, Robin Thicke, Anita Baker, Andra Day, Maxwell, Joe Sample, Harvey Mason and Ray Parker Jr among others. Known for her trademark Latin tinged powerful horn playing she has garnered 12 top singles and 6 chart topping albums.
Rodney Shelton & Eric Brice present: Jackie O Sings Gladys Knight & Patti Labelle with a special guest vocalist
Thursday Night Jazz Jam is back in August with a tribute to two iconic legends! Join us for Rodney Shelton and Eric Brice present Jackie O Sings Gladys Knight and Patti Labelle with Special Guest Vocalist on Thursday, August 3 at 7pm!
The Dream Tour Presents: An Evening with Selina Albright
Los Angeles native independent singer-songwriter Selina Albright has an impressive way of evoking powerful emotional responses in her listeners. With her sultry, angelic tone and elaborate vocal arrangements, combined with powerful multi-octave wailing and energetic stage presence, she certainly is one whose voice and spirit pierce directly to the soul and command attention. Don’t miss her return to Middle C on Friday, August 4 at 7pm and 9:15pm!
Smooth Sundays with JD featuring Hank Bilal
We’re excited to bring Hank Bilal to Middle C for one show on Sunday, August 6 at 6pm for a night of Smooth Sundays! Contemporary jazz trombonist / producer Hank Bilal has experienced stellar moments with legendary artists; from performing at the GRAMMY awards with Aretha Franklin to sharing the stage with Gerald Albright, Chaka Khan, Christopher William and The Clark Sisters!
Queen Cree Presents: CATCH A FIRE, A Tribute to Bob Marley in Jazz
Affectionately known by the Middle C Jazz family and guests alike as “Queen Cree”, Cree White has been a warm and inviting staple at the club since the opening of its doors 3 ½ years ago. Don’t miss Cree’s farewell to Middle C on Thursday, August 10 at 7pm with “Catch a Fire”: A Tribute to BOB MARLEY in Jazz!
Bob Baldwin and Friends
Bob Baldwin is an award-winning pianist who has traveled six continents, and brings a fusion of Contemporary Smooth Jazz with touches of Funk, and Brazilian-Caribbean flavors. Join us for his return to Middle C on Friday, August 11 and Saturday, August 12 at 7pm and 9:15pm!
The Jazz Legacy Project Presents- Cannonball Adderley: Spreading the Gospel of Jazz
Cannonball Adderley was one of the most prominent and popular American jazz musicians of the 1950s and ’60s whose exuberant music was firmly in the bop school but which also employed the melodic sense of traditional jazz. A multi-instrumentalist, Adderley is best-known for his work on alto saxophone and for his recordings with Miles Davis and with his own small groups. The Jazz Legacy Project pays tribute to him on Sunday, August 13 at 6pm!