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  • Christian McBride Appears on Tribute to Jazz Great Elvin Jones

    Christian McBride Appears on Tribute to Jazz Great Elvin Jones

    Living Colour drummer Will Calhoun has assembled a group of top jazz musicians for his tribute to jazz drumming great, the late Elvin Jones. Celebrating Elvin Jones features virtuoso bassist Christian McBride, saxophonist Antoine Roney, keyboardist Carlos McKinney, trumpeter Keyon Harrold, and other players, like Jan Hammer, who played as part of Jones’ trio. Jones... »

  • Christian McBride a Major Presence on Warren Wolf’s Latest

    Christian McBride a Major Presence on Warren Wolf’s Latest

    Vibraphonist/composer Warren Wolf has released his third solo album, Convergence. The record features the work of virtuoso bassist and five-time Grammy Award winner Christian McBride and other big names in modern jazz, including drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts, pianist Brad Mehldau and guitarist John Scofield. McBride also produced the album and serves as a mentor to... »

  • Christian McBride: Berklee Bass Department Clinic

    Christian McBride: Berklee Bass Department Clinic

    Today is Christian McBride‘s birthday, and he’s giving us a gift. In this video, Christian plays (with Berklee Bass Chair Steve Bailey) and shares some tips on intonation during a clinic. Happy birthday, Christian! »

  • Christian McBride & Edgar Meyer: Solar, Live 2016

    Christian McBride & Edgar Meyer: Solar, Live 2016

    One of the best concerts I saw in 2015 was the duo of double bass virtuosos Christian McBride and Edgar Meyer. Besides being unbelievable technicians, their musicality and rapport was astounding. This year they took the show on the road to the UK. Here’s a smoking clip of McBride and Meyer tearing through the jazz... »

  • Christian McBride: The Movement Revisited

    Christian McBride: The Movement Revisited

    Christian McBride may be the host of NPR’s Jazz Night In America, but he won’t let the show feature him unless it’s for something special. That time came this month with a special episode on McBride’s monumental work, The Movement Revisited. Inspired by the written words and speeches of Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali,... »

  • Christian McBride Trio To Anchor Mack Avenue SuperBand Tour

    Christian McBride Trio To Anchor Mack Avenue SuperBand Tour

    Ever since its debut in 2012, the Mack Avenue SuperBand has become a staple of the Detroit Jazz Festival. Now the jazz supergroup is taking it on the road in support of their latest release, . Both the album and the tour are anchored by bass master and musical director Christian McBride. His bandmates for... »

  • Christian McBride Trio Releases Live Set from Legendary Club

    Christian McBride Trio Releases Live Set from Legendary Club

    Virtuoso bassist Christian McBride is well known for his residencies at New York City’s The Village Vanguard jazz club, where he has played as a bandleader since 1995. The club is a legendary one, and McBride acknowledges its history. “You feel Coltrane hovering in the vortex. You feel Monk hovering in the vortex. Miles Davis,... »

  • Christian McBride on Latest Orrin Evans Album

    Christian McBride on Latest Orrin Evans Album

    Jazz pianist/composer Orrin Evans has teamed with Grammy-winning virtuoso bassist Christian McBride on his latest record, The Evolution of Oneself. Evans says the album, recorded live in the studio, directly acknowledges things and people that opened his eyes and made him evolve as a person and artist. It also includes surprising elements, such as three... »

  • Christian McBride and Edgar Meyer Team Up For Bass Duo Tour

    Christian McBride and Edgar Meyer Team Up For Bass Duo Tour

    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... »

  • Christian McBride Trio: I Guess I’ll Have to Forget

    Christian McBride Trio: I Guess I’ll Have to Forget

    Christian McBride visited the KPLU studios back in March and recorded some tunes (including “Fried Pies”, which we previously shared). Here’s Christian and his Trio – with Christian Sands on piano and Ulysses Owens, Jr. on drums – performing “I Guess I’ll Have to Forget”. Masters at work. »