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, Richard Elliot, Bob Baldwin, Lindsay Webster, and more right here at Middle C Jazz – Charlotte’s New Home for Cool!
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The Rebecca Kleinmann Quintet
On Wednesday, June 7 at 7pm, join us for the Rebecca Kleinmann Quintet! This group explores original compositions by band members, Brazilian musical genres, jazz of all eras, and music inspired by Cuba, Columbia and the Dominican Republic.
Rodney Shelton and Eric Brice Present Shana Blake: Singing The Great Women of Soul, With Special Guest, Ziad Rabie
Thursday Jazz Jam is back agin, so grabb your tickets today to one one of our most popular series! Rodney Shelton and Eric Brice Present Shana Blake: Singing the Great Women of Soul, with Special Guest Ziad Rabie on Thursday, June 8 at 7pm!
An Evening with Vincent Ingala
Join us on Friday, June 9 and Saturday, June 10 at 7pm and 9:15pm, for one of the fastest emerging contemporary jazz recording artists in recent history, multiinstrumentalist, composer and producer, Vincent Ingala! He has been named Billboard Smooth Jazz Artist of the Year in 2012, Sirius XM Watercolors Breakthrough Artist of the Year in 2013, and his music is consistently found atop the most noteworthy music charts in the world, including eight number one hits on the Billboard Smooth Jazz Chart, and twenty songs on the Billboard Smooth Jazz Top 10.
Featured Artist of the Week: Vincent Ingala
One of the fastest emerging contemporary jazz recording artists in recent history, multiinstrumentalist, composer and producer, Vincent Ingala has blasted into an exciting stratosphere of his own making since his 2010 critically acclaimed debut album, ‘North End Soul.’ Still in his twenties, the charismatic saxophonist has been named Billboard Smooth Jazz Artist of the Year in 2012, Sirius XM Watercolors Breakthrough Artist of the Year in 2013, and his music is consistently found atop the most noteworthy music charts in the world, including eight number one hits on the Billboard Smooth Jazz Chart, and twenty songs on the Billboard Smooth Jazz Top 10. As much of an entertainer as he is a musician, the Yamaha Performing Artist has been wowing live audiences as a regular on the popular smooth jazz festival and cruise circuit for several years. His fun-loving stage presence, combined with an obvious passion for playing, elevates the crowd to an exciting frenzy!
An “old soul,” as he’s often referred to, Vincent possesses a deep knowledge and appreciation for all genres of music. His versatility on multiple instruments makes him sought after both live, and as a producer in the studio. His latest effort and seventh studio album, 2021’s ‘Fire & Desire,’ finds Vincent playing every instrument throughout the entire album, along with nine original compositions, and the reimagining of Houston Person’s dance floor hit, ‘Disco Sax.’ ‘Fire & Desire’ is the breath of fresh air that long time smooth jazz fans have been craving. Indeed, it is arguably Vincent’s most complete album to date and affirms the meteoric progress he has made since 2010. This coast-to-coast sensation continues to bring a playful spirit, old soul, and youthful enthusiasm to contemporary jazz, with a real sense for what music fans are seeking, from recordings to live performances.
Gospel Sunday: Tribute to Fred Hammond, featuring Jay D. Jones
Gospel Sunday returns on Sunday, June 11 at 3pm! Fuel your body and move your soul when the El Lambert Band presents a Tribute to Fred Hammond featuring Jay D. Jones!
Kim Cage Riley: Tribute to Phyllis Hyman, Regina Belle, & Janet Jackson
On Thursday, June 15 at 7pm, join us for the debut of Kim Cage Riley: Tribute to Phyllis Hyman, Regina Belle, and Janet Jackson! This accomplished vocalist has had the opportunity to work with an array of Grammy Award winning artist such as: Peabo Bryson, Regina Belle,Dave Koz, Kirk Whalum, Gerald Albright, Norman Brown, Brian Culbertson, Marcus Miller, Jeffrey Osborne, Jesse Johnson, The Time, Paula Abdul and many others.
Mr. Groove “Bring it Home”
If the name Smith and the city of Charlotte ring a bell musically, it is because the Smith legacy started there in 1950 when guitarist Arthur Smith, and his two brothers, Ralph and Sonny, became the musical face of the brand new television station, WBTV. Today, his sons, Tim and Roddy, carry his legacy with Mr. Groove. Join us on Friday, June 16 at 7pm and 9:15pm!
The Alyson Williams Experience
Entrepreneur, philanthropist and radio host, are just a few of the hats renowned Harlem raised recording artist Alyson Williams wears. With a voice so hauntingly pure, Alyson is able to transport you to your very own utopia while effortlessly showcasing she really can do it all. Blessed with an impeccable and soulful voice, Alyson is well respected by industry royalty and fans worldwide for her genuine heart, innovative mind, and honest lyrics. Her ambition and determination to create her own opportunities is precisely why she is successful, admired by many and is the next bankable brand. Join us for two shows on Saturday, June 17 at 7pm and 9:15pm with the Alyson Williams experience.
The Boneshakers Featuring Randy Jacobs & Jenny Langer: Soulful, Blues Rock
The Boneshakers are a no holds barred funk, blues, and rock that marries the sounds and spirits of Detroit Rock City, Memphis, and Mussel Shoals. They have built a substantial following among blues, jazz, and funk audiences with their powerhouse style. In the remarkable 25 year career of The Boneshakers, the iconic band has always been lead by world-renowned guitarist Randy Jacobs of Was (Not Was). The band and members have toured and recorded with Bonnie Raitt, BB King, Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Tears 4 Fears, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, and Iggy Pop. Catch their Middle C return on Sunday, June 18 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!