Middle C Jazz is honored to welcome countless National Artists to our stage this spring! Don’t miss your chance to see Connie Han, Kirk Whalum, Dave Stryker, Stanley Jordan, Norman Brown, Adam Hawley, Patrick Lamb, Sy Smith, Eric Darius, Marion Meadows, and more right here at Middle C Jazz – Charlotte’s New Home for Cool!
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Street Life – A Tribute To The Music of Joe Sample and The Crusaders
Street Life is a collaboration of several members from the highly acclaimed national party band – the Atlanta Showstoppers, and is a celebration of some of that incredible music, sparked by a combination of jazz and fusion that came out of the 1970s from Joe Sample and The Crusaders. Join us on Thursday, December 8 at 7pm!
Pianist and provocateur Connie Han has created an edgy blend of modern and traditional jazz with her incendiary Mack Avenue Records debut CRIME ZONE. At 26, this young lioness is on a fast-climbing trajectory to jazz stardom with rave reviews from The New York Times, Jazziz Magazine, Downbeat Magazine, and more. Join us for an unforgettable night on Friday, December 9 at 7pm and 9:15pm!
Featured Artist of the Week: 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. At 26, this young lioness is on a fast-climbing trajectory to jazz stardom with rave reviews from The New York Times, Jazziz Magazine, Downbeat Magazine, and more. According to Downbeat Magazine, Han has “already absorbed the post-bop piano masters” with “all the technical mastery she’ll ever need.” The New York Times describes her as “the rare musician with fearsome technical chops, a breadth of historical knowledge and enough originality to write tunes that absorb your ear easily.” Weaving in and out of the tradition, Han pays tribute to McCoy Tyner, Mulgrew Miller, and Kenny Kirkland with her own unique edge and fire at the piano.
Her connection to jazz began at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. After graduation, Han accepted a full-tuition scholarship to UCLA but chose to leave school after three weeks to pursue her professional career. It was at this time she sought out drummer/producer Bill Wysaske to begin work on what would eventually culminate her signing with Mack Avenue Records.
“This record is meant to be a statement about being rebellious… but within the tradition,” Han explains. “It’s provocative and fresh in its own way while still honoring the rich legacy of jazz.” The title, CRIME ZONE, reinforces how I brand myself as an artist: a provocateur of creative music.” “With this album she’s booking a place as a star in the jazz firmament of tomorrow,” says All About Jazz.” Watch out for Connie Han, the face (and shape) of jazz to come.”
Gena Chambers and Mandyl Evans presents “The Way We Duet”
Two of our favorites, Gena Chambers and Mandyl Evans perform an Allstar duet show “The Way We Duet”! Save the date for Saturday, December 10 at 7pm and 9:15pm to hear some of your favorite classic duets!
Mindi Abair’s I Can’t Wait for Christmas Tour featuring Vincent Ingala, Lindsey Webster, and Adam Hawley
Join Mindi Abair, Vincent Ingala, Lindsey Webster and Adam Hawley on tour for Mindi Abair’s I Can’t Wait For Christmas Tour. Mark your calendars and get in the holiday spirit on Sunday, December 11 at 6pm and 8:15pm!
The 6pm show has SOLD OUT! Tickets are available for the 8:15pm show.
Rodney Shelton & Eric Brice present Jay D. Jones: Singing Al Green and Holiday Hits
Celebrate the holidays with Jay D Jones, Rodney Shelton, and Eric Brice performing your favorite holiday hits and Al Green classics at Middle C! Join us on Thursday, December 15 at 7pm!
Middle C Jazz welcomes twelve-time Grammy Award Nominee, Kirk Whalum back to Charlotte! Come join us for two nights of guaranteed soulful saxophone sounds given to you by a national and world-renowned artist on Friday, December 16 and Saturday, December 17 at 7pm and 9:15pm!
The 7pm shows have SOLD OUT! Tickets are available for the 9:15pm shows.
Gospel Sunday: Tribute to Kirk Franklin with El Lambert & Friends featuring Gospel Sunday Alumni
Fuel your body and move your soul! The Gospel Sunday series wraps up the year with a tribute to Kirk Franklin with El Lambert & Friends featuring Gospel Sunday Alumni. Join us on Sunday, December 18 at 3pm!
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!