Middle C Jazz is honored to welcome countless National Artists to our stage! Don’t miss your chance to see Maysa, Gerald Albright, Althea Rene, Bobby Sparks, Peter White, Spyro Gyra, Marion Meadows, Alex Bugnon, Jazmin Ghent and more right here at Middle C Jazz – Charlotte’s New Home for Cool!
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Danielle Wertz- Album Release: Other Side
Danielle Wertz is an award-winning artist on the rise. Her compositions and arrangements weave together elements of jazz, folk and the use of her voice as an instrumental texture to create an intimate and personal musical world. Described as, “untarnished by the politics of music” (Jazz Music Archives) and “at home alongside more contemporary exponents of improvised singing” (LoudMouth, AU) Danielle has rapidly gained national acclaim. Catch her at Middle C on Tuesday, March 21 at 7PM!
We are offering a special discounted ticket price for her show at middlecjazz.com/tickets and no discount code is needed for our lowered general admission pricing.
One Moment In Time – A Tribute to Whitney Houston by Annie Adams
“One Moment in Time” brings Whitney Houston’s musical legacy to life in this newly created and high intensity tribute show. Be dazzled by the breathtaking vocals of Annie Adams as she takes you on a journey through the wonderful songs and bodies of work of America’s Sweetheart Whitney Houston. Along with the accompaniment of her live band “The Annie Adams Experience” join us for a beautifully crafted tribute to one of the world’s most revered singers on Thursday, March 23 at 7pm!
An Evening with Soul-Jazz Flautist Althea Rene
On Friday, March 24 at 7pm and 9:15pm, join us in welcoming “The Original Soul-Jazz Flautist” Althea Rene back to bring her unique branding of a typically classical instrument to our stage. Some regard her as a “master of her craft” and one of the world’s most exciting solo improvisational flutists. The multi-platinum and Grammy-nominated saxophonist Najee playfully refers to her as the “Maceo of the flute”.
An Evening with Two-time Grammy Nominated Musician Christian Sands and The High Wire Trio
Christian Sands’ third recording for Mack Avenue Music Group captures and establishes him as a forceful leader in composition and conceptual vision. His music is akin to the element which has no form of its own, taking on the structure of whatever musical composition and performance in which it finds itself and is a universal necessity. Join us for his Middle C debut on Saturday, March 25 at 7pm and 9:15pm!
Featured Artist of the Week: Christian Sands
Christian Sands’ third recording for Mack Avenue Music Group captures and establishes him as a forceful leader in composition and conceptual vision. With Be Water (available May 22 worldwide), the music is akin to the element which has no form of its own, taking on the structure of whatever musical composition and performance in which it finds itself and is a universal necessity. For this recording, Sands has reunited with bassist Yasushi Nakamura and saxophonist Marcus Strickland, and is joined by trumpeter Sean Jones, trombonist Steve Davis, guitarist Marvin Sewell, and drummer Clarence Penn.
On his stunning new album, Be Water, pianist Christian Sands takes inspiration from water’s tranquility and power and muses on the possibilities offered by echoing its fluidity and malleability. Through ten gorgeous and thrilling pieces, Sands alternately conjures the serenity of a sun-dappled lake and the drama of a relentless thunderstorm. Just embarking on his 30s, Sands has already enjoyed a remarkable career trajectory, touring and recording with Christian McBride’s Inside Straight and Trio, as well as collaborating with the likes of Gregory Porter and Ulysses Owens.
Both shows with Gerald Albright on Sunday, March 26 at 6pm and 8:30pm have SOLD OUT!
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.
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!
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!
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