Thu, Jun 09|
Middle C Jazz
Jazz Jam & Martinis w/ CBTC: 1-Year Anniversary Kick-off
Come hang out and kick back during the Thursday Night Middle C series with Charlotte Black Tennis Club & The Rodney Shelton Group featuring Brandon Stevens: The Songs of Brian McKnight, Maxwell, & Kem!
Time & Location
Jun 09, 2022, 6:30 PM
Middle C Jazz, 300 S Brevard St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA
About the event
Come out and join your tennis family as we celebrate the 1-Year Anniversary of Charlotte Black Tennis Club.
Music Is His Gift. Rodney “Keys” Shelton is the quiet storm in the music industry. Rodney began his career at the tender age of 13. Deriving from humble beginnings as a native of Martinsville Virginia, Rodney started his own band and while performing at schools and local clubs, he landed his first gig opening for artists “Betty Wright and King Floyd”.
While pursuing a degree at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina, Rodney continues to develop his gift of music. Unwearingly in his work ethic, the young Rodney Shelton started touring the east coast with the show band
“Time Square” and only after a few years of touring, Rodney moved into his calling as a songwriter/producer creating hundreds of songs for signed artist.
In the early 90’s after meeting with the Legendary Music promoter/manager “Howard Rosen”, that Rosen encounter lead to another encounter with the Legendary producer Stewart Levine and Jolie Jones (daughter of Quincy Jones) in king a production deal.
With the legends at work, shopping “the demo” to top record labels, the band “Curio” signed a deal with Motown records. During the recording of their album, the band unique sound, the band performed in the HIT movie “Another 48 hours” featuring Eddie Murphy, doing three songs on the movie soundtrack.
While signed to Motown, Rodney met R&B singer “Keith Washington” and along with Marsha Jenkins wrote the NOW platinum record “Kissing You”, which after 20 years is still rocking the airwaves!
Brandon Stevens, a South Carolina native, is a smooth Soul/R&B crooner in the tradition of artists like Luther Vandross, Marvin Gaye, and Brian McKnight. He began performing while an undergrad at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC, as well as singing, writing, and co-producing records that were independently released. Brandon formed the band Mellogroove with two fellow Winthrop alumni In 2004, and in 2019, they were recognized as a Historic Rock Hill Musical Group. He is also a member of the legendary Detroit Soul group Chairmen of the Board, with a 2017 album and two UK tours with the band under his belt.