Double bass virtuosos Christian McBride and Edgar Meyer are teaming up for a duo tour this October. The tour begins in Edmonds, Washington at the Edmonds Center for the Arts before bouncing around the country over seven dates including several college appearances. The final performance is slated for October 30th at Emerson University’s Schwartz Center for the Arts in Atlanta, Georgia.
Each bassist comes at the instrument from a different angle, but the overlap of their talents and musical influences help to create a strong bond between the two. Meyer and McBride first collaborated in Aspen, Colorado last year with a recital that included jazz standards as well as folk and classical leaning songs. While they haven’t announced specifically what their tour will entail, this clip of “Green Slime” from Aspen may give us insight to the dynamic duo’s direction:
While these are the only dates thus far, McBride hinted on his Facebook page that the series of duo concerts will return next year, as well.
Christian McBride and Edgar Meyer Tour Dates:
|October 18||Edmonds, WA||Edmonds Center for the Arts|
|October 22||Washington, DC||Sixth & I Historic Synagogue|
|October 23||Detroit, MI||Orchestra Hall|
|October 24||Tallahassee, FL||Opperman Music Hall/FSU|
|October 27||Winchester, VA||Shenandoah University|
|October 29||Durham, NC||Carolina Theater of Durham|
|October 30||Atlanta, GA||Schwartz Center for Performing Arts/Emerson University|