Christian McBride

Christian McBride



Christian Lee McBride (born May 31, 1972) is an American jazz bassist and record producer. 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 six-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 creating or performing something spontaneously or making something from whatever is available.
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 2011.
Sci-Fi is the fourth studio album by American jazz bassist Christian McBride released in 2000 via Verve label.
Gettin' to It
Gettin' to It is the debut studio album of American jazz bassist Christian McBride.

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Popular Albums17

Album Appearances & References66

Popular Songs9

Song Appearances & References1

Popular Live Albums1

Live Album Appearances & References5

Collaborators & Influencers35

Other Music-Related Relationships20

Personal & Professional Relationships3

Awards & Nominations3

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Spotify - Albums & Singles100


Spotify - Appears On34


Spotify - Top Tracks10


News Articles9

Jennifer Hartswick & Nick Cassarino Debut New Single With Christian McBride [Listen]
  –  March 15, 2018
Jennifer Hartswick shows off her considerable talents as both a vocalist and a trumpet player on “You Can’t Take It Back”, her new single with musical partner Nick Cassarino. The new track, which is slated to appear on the pair’s forthcoming album ...
Drummer returns home to lead two performances
  –  March 15, 2018
The group includes: Trumpet player Brandon Lee, now living in New York City, who performs with the Grammy-winning Christian McBride Big Band. Saxophone player Annalise Stalls, one of Taylor’s students at UNC-G who received a master’s degree in ...
Newport Jazz Festival Announces Third Wave of Artists
  –  March 15, 2018
Is it August yet?" There are a lot of good reasons to have a leading musician as the Artistic Director and one of them is that Christian McBride has personal experience with just about every jazz musician on the scene. "At age 45, it feels strange to say ...
Christian McBride and Jay Sweet Announce Third Wave of Artists for Newport Jazz Festival
  –  March 15, 2018
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic; R+R=NOW; Gregory Porter; Jon Batiste; Still Dreaming with Joshua Redman, Ron Miles, Scott Colley and Brian Blade; Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles; GoGo Penguin; Harold Mabern & Eric Alexander; Nicole Mitchell's Dusty ...
Jazz chanteuse Laila Biali cements her Bay Area breakthrough
  –  March 14, 2018
At 18, she caught a performance by the brilliant pianist/keyboardist Geoffrey Keezer, who got his start as a teenager playing with Art Blakey and went on to tour and record extensively with Christian McBride. “The thing that grabbed me is that he started ...
46th Lakeland Jazz Festival to feature innovative sax man Donald Harrison
  –  March 13, 2018
Your bio says you mentored a favorite of mine, Christian McBride. What makes a good musician for you to mentor? Q: Kind of an open-ended question, but ... where do you think jazz sits in today's world of R&B, hip-hop and rock? It just seems to be the one ...
Longwood Gardens 2018 Summer Performance Series lineup announced
  –  March 9, 2018
The performance, which begins at 7:30 p.m., is followed by a fountain show. On Saturday, performers will include bassist Christian McBride and his New Jawn Quartet, vocalist Jazzmeia Horn, the Uptown Jazz Orchestra led by trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis ...
Rhymes with maybe
  –  March 8, 2018
She’s still listening to and studying different artists to inform her own playing, too. “I’ve been listening to Christian McBride a lot,” she said. “I’ve been studying him. He's a bass player out of New York City, and I'm really inspired by the ...
Plan your summer with Festivals Malta
  –  March 3, 2018
Big names such as Chick Corea, Christian McBride and Michael Lee make this year’s line-up shine bright. One must not forget to look out for the jazz on the fringe events held in various locations around Valletta.


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