Christian McBride

Chi Modu

After high school, a young bass player from Philadelphia, who was born in 1972, packed his bags and headed to New York to study at Julliard. While there is never a shortage of jazz bass players in the Big Apple, it didn’t take very long for the youngster from the City of Brotherly Love to catch fire in the jazz capital of the world after he arrived there in 1989. It seemed like before you could say Philly cheese steak, the young player, who goes by the name of Christian McBride, was everywhere on the scene.

Christian McBride & Edgar Meyer | Jan 26

Jan 23, 2017

2016 Grammy Award winner, and newly named Artistic Director of the Newport Jazz Festival, jazz bassist Christian McBride has been likened to a force of nature on stage. Genre-defying bassist Edgar Meyer has been called “the most remarkable virtuoso in the relatively unchronicled history of his instrument” (The New Yorker). These two masters have nine GRAMMY® Awards between them and are renowned and respected by artists and critics across the musical spectrum.