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Christian McBride Big Band with José James
GRAMMY-Winning Big Band

Christian McBride Big Band w/ José James

Oct 07
Miner Auditorium

6PM: Pre-Concert Talk w/ Christian McBride & Rebeca Mauleón

Christian McBride already has more notches than can fit on any belt. But until 2011’s The Good Feeling, McBride had never recorded an album with his own big band. As the title implies, it’s was a swaggering, hard-swinging session featuring a cast of New York’s best sidemen, winning the GRAMMY Award for Best Large Ensemble Jazz Album in 2012. Now, McBride and company celebrate the release of their brand new follow up on Mack Avenue Records, the aptly titled Bringin’ It, featuring a well-conceived selection of sparkling originals and covers of material by guitar hero Wes Montgomery and McBride’s former employer, trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, among others. To hear a well-rehearsed, top-shelf big band these days is a rarity — much less with a major jazz star at its helm. For this exclusive show, jazz and R&B crossover star José James joins the band as a special guest vocalist. 

ABOUT CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE

At just 43, bassist Christian McBride is widely regarded as the standard-bearer for jazz bassists in the 21st century, and is among the most recorded artists of his generation. He has appeared on over 300 albums with many of the most illustrious figures in jazz, including Sonny Rollins, McCoy Tyner, Freddie Hubbard, Chick Corea, Joe Henderson and Pat Metheny, while collaborating with artists from across the musical spectrum like Kathleen Battle, Sting, and Questlove of The Roots. He’s led a procession of diverse groups since the mid-90s, and for his residency, he performs in settings ranging from duo to trio to big band.

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Show Bio

McBride's GRAMMY-winning big band is a swaggering, hard-swinging juggernaut that is both entertaining and sophisticated while being one of the highest praised large ensembles in all of jazz.

... a meritorious musical feast just waiting to be consumed. No real surprise there. Everything McBride touches turns to gold.

All About Jazz

... a meritorious musical feast just waiting to be consumed. No real surprise there. Everything McBride touches turns to gold.

All About Jazz

Personnel

Christian McBride bass
José James vocals
Quincy Phillips drums
Emmet Cohen piano
Dan Wilson guitar
Nabate Isles trumpet
Brandon Lee trumpet
Sean Jones trumpet
Raul Agraz trumpet
James Burton trombone
Joseph McDonough trombone
Willie Applewhite trombone
Douglas Purviance bass trombone
Tim Green alto
Antonio Hart alto
Marcus Strickland tenor
Dan Pratt tenor
Lauren Sevian baritone

One of the premier musicians of his generation...

DownBeat

Personnel

Christian McBride bass
José James vocals
Quincy Phillips drums
Emmet Cohen piano
Dan Wilson guitar
Nabate Isles trumpet
Brandon Lee trumpet
Sean Jones trumpet
Raul Agraz trumpet
James Burton trombone
Joseph McDonough trombone
Willie Applewhite trombone
Douglas Purviance bass trombone
Tim Green alto
Antonio Hart alto
Marcus Strickland tenor
Dan Pratt tenor
Lauren Sevian baritone

One of the premier musicians of his generation...

DownBeat

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Christian McBride Big Band

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Christian McBride Big Band

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