Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Christian McBride Trio to Perform for South Florida JAZZ June 14, 2014 as Season Finale!

Christian McBride Trio

Saturday, June 14, 2014 ~ 8pm

South Florida JAZZ welcomes arguably the most important bass player in jazz, multiple Grammy-winner CHRISTIAN McBRIDE appearing with his trio featuring new piano sensation Christian Sands and the dynamic drummer, Ulysses Owens, Jr.

South Florida’s premier modern jazz organization is privileged to feature the CHRISTIAN McBRIDE Trio Saturday, June 14, 2014, at 8:00 PM. Mr. McBride is at the zenith of modern acoustic and electric bassists. Best known as a jazz musician, he also is in tremendous demand in several genres. This concert takes place at the 500-seat Rose & Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center on the Nova Southeastern University campus, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr Blvd in Davie 33314. Tickets are $40 and $15 for students (under age 25 with I.D.) and may be purchased from the Broward Center Box Office by calling 954.462.0222; or toll-free at 877-311-7469, as well as online at www.southfloridajazz.org, the presenting organization’s official Web site.

SouthFlorida JAZZ, South Florida's premier modern jazz organization is thrilled to present The CHRISTIAN McBRIDE Trio Saturday, June 14, 2014, 8:00 PM. This concert will take place at the Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center on the Nova Southeastern University campus, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr. Blvd, Davie 33314. Tickets are $40 ($15 for students) and can be purchased from the Broward Center box office by calling 954.462.0222, option #4 in Broward; or online at southfloridajazz.org.

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. By his 21st birthday, he was a remarkably mature player and rapidly became everyone's favorite young acoustic bassist of the 1990s and then the 2000s. Christian’s huge sound and prodigious technique, both with plucked and bowed solos, recall the legendary Ray Brown and particularly Paul Chambers. More importantly, his solos evoke the melodic lines of a horn player. 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.

McBride studied at Juilliard (starting in 1989) and then played briefly in the bands of Bobby Watson, Benny Golson, Roy Hargrove, and Freddie Hubbard. He toured with the Benny Green’s trio, played duets with Ray Brown at the 1994 Monterey Jazz Festival, and recorded his debut as a leader for Verve before touring with his own group in 1995. Beginning with A Family Affair in 1998, McBride began opening up his sound and incorporating more pop, funk, and fusion styles he grew up with. This approach continued through such albums as Sci-Fi and Vertical Vision. McBride has made a few label changes, as he has changed the configuration of his band. He now comfortably resides on Mack Avenue Records for which he recorded Out Here in 2013 with his trio.

McBride undoubtedly is the most widely recorded and most in-demand bassist in contemporary music. It is not only in the jazz world that Christian McBride has left his mark. An equally adept electric and acoustic bassist, he has recorded with Sting, Queen Latifa, DJ Logic, Diana Krall, and classical vocalist Kathleen Battle. In the last few years, he has become, when available, he is the regular bassist for Pat Metheny and recurrently plays with Chick Corea in Five Peace Band and Chick’s trio with drummer Brian Blade. Further, he just left the position of Creative Chair for Jazz with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, relinquishing it after four years to Herbie Hancock. Christian is co-director of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem. And he is still in his thirties.

Christian McBride – acoustic and electric basses
Christian Sands – piano
Ulysses Owens, Jr. – drums

South Florida JAZZ, in its 22nd year, as the principal purveyors of modern jazz in the region since 1992, formally announces its new season schedule. All eight performances will be held at the Rose & Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr Blvd on the Nova Southeastern University campus in Davie. The focus of the organization remains steadfastly on presenting artists of national and international repute under the aegis of Artistic Director Ron Weber and the world-acclaimed vibraphonist/educator Gary Burton, Artistic Advisor, who believe this lineup is potentially the strongest in the organization’s history.

Tickets to all concerts can be purchased from the Broward Center box office at 954-462-0222; toll-free at 877-311-SHOW, online at southfloridajazz.org or browardcenter.org.
Tickets: $40; students $15; $300 eight-concert subscription
All seating is reserved
Free parking courtesy of South Florida JAZZ

Funding for this organization is provided in part by the Broward County Board of Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council

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