You’ll Love This… National Acts Galore!

Middle C Jazz heads into fall 2021 with our incredible lineup of artists. There’s something for every music lover on our calendar! 

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Crowd favorite, Joey Santo, returns for another Remember Whensdays: Joey Santo sings Broadway – Accompanied by the Sean Higgins Trio on Wednesday, October 13 at 7pm!

Come get funky with us at Middle C Jazz on Thursday, October 14 at 7pm with the dynamic vocal stylings and Gospel tinged instrumentation of The Groove Masters Band…it’s guaranteed to be groovy!

Come join us at Middle C Jazz for a night with two-time Grammy Nominated contemporary jazz artist, Jeff Kashiwa on October 15 at 7pm and 9:15pm! You won’t want to miss it!

Featured Artist of the Week:
TWO TIME Grammy Award Winner and Rippingtons Saxophonist, Jeff Kashiwa!

Having Established himself in the 1990s as one of the most diverse saxmen in contemporary jazz during his decade long tenure with The Rippingtons, Kashiwa’s instincts led him to more dynamic endeavors through his solo career. In 2004, Kashiwa founded The Sax Pack, a trio of saxophone headliners, featuring himself, Steve Cole and Kim Waters. The group released two CDs together and charmed audiences with their Rat Pack style reparte’ in tours across the U.S and abroad.

In 2006, Jeff reunited with The Rippingtons for their 20th anniversary Tour and continues to record and tour with the group as often as his busy schedule will allow. His CD let It Ride features a host of great musicians in the world of Contemporary Jazz; Russ Freeman, David Benoit, Chuck Loeb and Tom Schuman of Spyro Gyra. Let It Ride has been in the top 4 Best Sellers in Smooth Jazz on Amazon.com for the past few weeks.

Robyn Springer presents her Jazzy Soul Series on October 16 at 7pm and 9:15pm! A native of New York City, Springer has recorded on such labels as Atlantic, Transparent and Verve/ Forecast. Springer, a first-alto, boasts a versatile and sultry style known to transport audiences from church pews to Delta juke joints to downtown jazz cafes.

Livestream is available for both Saturday shows when you join Middle C On Demand at $9.99 per month.

Gospel Sunday at Middle C Jazz returns on Sunday, October 17 at 2pm with the El Lambert Band! Join us for their One Year Anniversary Celebration with the El Lambert Band Featuring Dennis Reed, Jr.!

Rodney Shelton and Eric Brice Present Kevin Jones: The Songs of Bill Withers and Al Jarreau! Join us for the continuation of our most popular series on October 21 at 7pm!

Join us for a show you will not want to miss… Wayne Powers: Swing Tunes and Saloon Songs will be here at Middle C on Friday, October 22 and Saturday, October 23 at 7pm and 9:15pm! From the Great American Songbook of jazz standards, Powers gives voice to some truly classic, compelling tunes, telling a personal yet universal saga of a love lost and love found.

Livestream is available for both Saturday shows when you join Middle C On Demand at $9.99 per month.

John Dillard, returns to Middle C with his Sunday series! On Sunday, October 24 at 6pm, JD Presents: FLO’n with Marcus Johnson! Johnson is an independent Billboard-ranked, internationally acclaimed jazz keyboardist, and NAACP Image Award Nominee and has the distinction of having his groundbreaking 2008 Billboard Top 20 Contemporary Jazz FLO (For the Love Of) Anthology.

Maria Howell presents… “Tryin’ To Tell You Something”! This inaugural workshop will focus on STAGE PRESENCE! Participants will learn how to be intentional, authentic, and purposeful…while gaining a deeper connection with their audience.

If interested in an opportunity to demonstrate on stage, please submit your music chart by October 19 to: talk2maria@mariahowell.com
Ages 16 & up

Joey Alexander

Joey Alexander

DEC 2-3

It’s no coincidence two of the titles on pianist, bandleader and composer Joey Alexander’s inspirational debut on Mack Avenue Records, Origin, contain the words “rise” and “rising.”

Connie Han

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

Mindi Abair

Mindi Abair’s I Can’t Wait for Christmas Tour featuring Vincent Ingala, Lindsey Webster, and Adam Hawley

DEC 11

During her remarkable 21-year recording career, saxophonist/vocalist Mindi Abair has garnered 2 GRAMMY nominations, recorded with some of the biggest names in music, and built a substantial following among jazz and blues audiences with her soaring melodies and powerhouse style.

Kirk Whalum

Kirk Whalum

DEC 16-17

Middle C Jazz welcomes, twelve-time Grammy Award Nominee, Kirk Whalum… come join us for two nights of guaranteed soulful saxophone sounds given to you by a national and world-renowned artist.

Willie Bradley

An Evening with Billboard Charting Smooth Jazz Artist Willie Bradley

JAN 07

Bold, yet simultaneously charming; Edgy; yet at the same time beautiful; these seemingly opposing adjectives might well-describe the music of artist/trumpeter Willie Bradley, but also fittingly tell about the man!

Dave Stryker

An Evening With Dave Stryker

JAN 13-14

Whether you’ve heard guitarist Dave Stryker leading his own group (with 34 CD’s as a leader to date),  or as a featured sideman with Stanley Turrentine, Jack McDuff, and many others, you know why the Village Voice calls him “one of the most distinctive guitarists to come along in recent years.”

Norman Brown

Norman Brown

JAN 27-28

Grammy award-winning contemporary jazz/r&b superstar Norman Brown has sold over 2 million albums in his extraordinary career and virtually lives at the top of the Billboard Contemporary Jazz charts.

Adam Hawley

A Night With 10-time #1 Contemporary Jazz Guitarist Adam Hawley

FEB 03

Adam Hawley has burst on to the scene as a celebrated and innovative artist, composer and band leader. 

Patrick Lamb

An Evening with Breakout Artist Patrick Lamb

FEB 04

For one night only, Middle C Jazz welcomes the extraordinary young saxophonist Patrick Lamb


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