Christian McBride

Christian McBride



Christian Lee McBride (born May 31, 1972) is an American jazz bassist. He is considered a virtuoso, and is one of the most recorded musicians of his generation; he has appeared on more than 300 recordings as a sideman. He is also a five-time Grammy award winner.

McBride has performed and recorded with a number of jazz musicians and ensembles, including Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Freddie Hubbard, McCoy Tyner, Brad Mehldau, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, Joe Henderson, Diana Krall, Roy Haynes, Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, Wynton Marsalis, Pat Martino, Hank Jones, Lewis Nash, Joshua Redman, and Ray Brown's "Superbass" with John Clayton, as well as with pop, hip-hop, and soul musicians like Sting, Paul McCartney, Celine Dion, Isaac Hayes, The Roots,[1] Queen Latifah, Kathleen Battle, Renee Fleming, Carly Simon, Bruce Hornsby, and James Brown.



Improvisation is the term for the action of improvising.
The Good Feeling
The Good Feeling is an album by the Christian McBride Big Band that won the Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album in 2012.
Sci-Fi is the fourth studio album by American jazz bassist Christian McBride released in 2000 via Verve label.
Out Here
Out Here is a studio album by American jazz bassist Christian McBride.

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Popular Live Albums1

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Spotify - Albums & Singles102


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BroadwayWorld Newsroom
  –  September 15, 2017
JAZZ HOUSE KIDS returns to its roots in Newark with this stylish, all-star celebration featuring Andra Day, David Sanborn, Sheila E and Kenny Barron, all under the musical direction of virtuoso bassist and bandleader Christian McBride. (more...)
DJ Soul Sister + DJ Jazzy Jeff = Right on party situation at Tipitina's
  –  September 14, 2017
Hosted by Tipitina's on Sept. 8, the party features a special guest, with previous years showcasing the Chuck Brown Band, DJ KON, Hot 7 Brass Band, Nigel Hall, Christian McBride, Trombone Shorty, Rebirth Brass Band, Soul Rebels Brass Band, WWOZ All-Stars ...
Jazz elite to host workshops for young SA musicians
  –  September 14, 2017
Christian McBride, Branford Marsalis, Joshua Redman, The Clayton Brothers, Peter Beets and Roy Ayers - will be sharing their knowledge at these workshops, which are part of the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz journey. They come after successful Geleza Kleva ...
2017 Joy of Jazz line-up announced
  –  September 13, 2017
Other international names featured in the line-up include the five time Grammy award-winning American virtuoso bassist Christian McBride and Dutch jazz pianist Peter Beets. South African performers in the line-up are legends Abdullah Ibrahim, Hugh Masekela ...
“Introducing Gabriel Latchin Trio
  –  September 11, 2017
One of his most prestigious engagements came in December 2016 when the American bassist, composer and band-leader Christian McBride selected him as an accompanist at a major one off event at London’s Wigmore Hall, a concert that also featured the voice ...
Live Music in Clubs and Bars in Downtown NYC This Week - September 10-September 17
  –  September 10, 2017
Later albums have included guest artists such as Jack DeJohnette, Bill Frisell, Charlie Hayden, Wallace Roney, Kenny Barron, Christian McBride, and Eric Clapton. Sanborn continues to be one of the most highly active musicians of his genre. Considered as a ...
Pop and Jazz Fall Preview: 66 Albums, Shows and Festivals
  –  September 10, 2017
Sept. 22-23. (Vozick-Levinson) CHRISTIAN McBRIDE BIG BAND “Bringin’ It” is the second large-ensemble recording from Mr. McBride, a prodigious bassist, who uses his horn section to its greatest percussive potential. This is as close as you can get to ...
Christian McBride Big Band: Bringin' It
  –  September 8, 2017
I love jazz because it is such a part of me what I have become. I was first exposed to jazz by my grandparents. I met Jon Faddis, Jon Hendricks, Annie Ross, George Benson, and Chris Vadala. The first jazz record I bought was Chuck Mangione's Feels So Good.
'Showtime at the Apollo' winner Morrast to play Watchung Arts Center Oct. 21
  –  September 7, 2017
Since that time she has performed on several stages: the U.S. Open in 2013; the 2015 Central Jersey Jazz Festival in New Brunswick, featuring trumpet player Sean Jones; NJPAC with Christian McBride; the world-renowned Apollo Theatre, where she emerged as ...
Hot Tickets
  –  September 7, 2017
JOHN HAMMOND: Oct. 17-18, Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, Seattle. 206-441-9729 or CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE WITH BENNY BREEN, LEWIS NASH: Oct. 19-21, Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, Seattle. 206-441-9729 or DEPECHE MODE: Oct. 21, KeyArena ...
Saturday Night Forecast: Snowblind at the Black Dog on September 9, Steve Kenny Trio Opens
  –  September 7, 2017
As a member of the Down Beat award-winning UWEC Jazz Ensemble I, he performed with such guest jazz artists as Lewis Nash, Ingrid Jensen, Jason Marsalis, Chris Botti, and Christian McBride. In Minneapolis, Peterson is a first-call bassist for area ...
Monterey Jazz Festival artists continue tradition of confronting injustice
  –  September 6, 2017
But the new Honey and Salt ensemble he presents Friday night plays compositions inspired by the verse of Carl Sandburg (1878-1967), whose poems like “Anywhere and Everywhere People” (recited by Christian McBride on the band’s eponymous Palmetto album ...
The Best Jazz Concerts in Seattle This Fall
  –  September 6, 2017
They have been heralded by Quincy Jones as the "baddest vocal cats on the planet." Lauded bassist Christian McBride has been a force in the jazz world for over 20 years and has played with musicians including Herbie Hancock and Sting. Celebrate the Day of ...
Quincy Jones reflects on his career and relationship with Michael Jackson
  –  September 5, 2017
Original session musicians Hubert Laws and Valerie Simpson will be joined by Dave Grusin, Lee Ritenour, Lewis Nash and others under the direction of Christian McBride and conductor John Clayton. Part faithful homage, part improvised reinterpretation ...
NYC Jazz: Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola October 2017 Lineup Announced
  –  September 4, 2017
With pianist Jeb Patton, bassist David Wong, and drummer Rodney Green Drummer Rodney Green has been touring internationally since he was 17, working with such musicians as Christian McBride, Diana Krall, Eric Reed, Tom Harrell, and Joe Henderson all before ...
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  –  September 3, 2017
"Can they rock?" asks one of my web friends, reading my early notes? On goes Christian McBride's latest outing, Vertical Vision (Warner Bros.)—new band, more jazz-rock fusion than I am used to with McBride. Slashing, impactful, percussion banging off the ...
Yotam Silberstein Group (USA)
  –  September 2, 2017
Yotam has earned his place among the jazz elite by collaborating with such luminaries as James Moody, The Heath Brothers, Roy Hargrove, George Coleman, David Sanborn, Marcus Miller, Paquito D'rivera, Christian McBride, John Patitucci, and many others.
September Last Call CD Reviews: Honey and Salt/Wild Lines: Improvising Emily Dickinson
  –  September 2, 2017
in addition to jazz greats Christian McBride, John Scofield, Joe Lovano, and Carla Bley featured on vocal readings of Sandburg's poems. Carl Sandburg, who passed away in 1967, was one of the greatest American writers of the 20th Century. He is widely ...
Christian McBride says audiences will be wowed by 2017 Newport Jazz Festival
  –  July 27, 2017
It was more than 25 years ago that Christian McBride played his first Newport Jazz Festival. Now, five Grammys later and considered among the best jazz bass players on the planet, McBride is taking on a huge challenge, following in the footsteps of ...


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