Bassist Christian McBride is one of those bigger-than-life artists that just burst onto the music scene seemingly in full bloom. His father and great uncle, both well-known Philadelphia bassists, mentored him early. Half of a lifetime ago, by his 21st birthday, he was a remarkably mature player and rapidly becoming everyone's favorite young acoustic bassist of the 1990s. Christian’s huge sound and prodigious technique, both with plucked and bowed solos, recall the legendary Ray Brown and particularly Paul Chambers. He actually started on electric bass when he was eight and took R&B gigs in high school, but by then he was getting more interested in jazz and playing the acoustic bass.
Now with five Grammy Awards, Christian McBride is the most recorded bassist of his generation with the biggest and most engaging personality. Christian makes his third appearance for South Florida JAZZ, this time with a brand new trio and a different vibe. Christian has proven the capacity to fit his playing superbly to the music, whatever the genre or situation. On his own dates, audiences can always expect something fresh and compelling.
Christian McBride – bass
Emmett Cohen - piano
Rodney Jones - guitar
Funding for South Florida JAZZ is provided in part by grant from the Broward County