Christian McBride

He is one of the most soulful cats on the upright, and he swings like a mother on the electric!  As a bandleader, collaborator, and sideman, Philadelphia born Christian McBride is among the most in-demand players on the planet.  

Christian's expansive session and concert credits are a testimony to his multi-genre virtuosity and reverence for the history of his instrument and its masters- as evidenced in his extraordinary body of work with; George Duke, Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, Sir Paul, Joe Henderson, Bruce Hornsby, James Brown, Joshua Redman, Sonny Rollins, Queen Latifah, Roy Haynes, Joe Lovano, Sting, Pat Methany, David Sanborn, and Diana Kral - just to cite a select few. 

An educator and multiple Grammy Award winner, to my ears, Christian's most joyous work as a leader is his sprawling Live At Tonic (2005) triple disc set wherein McBride and his partners, including DJ Logic, keyboard artist Jason Moran, and guitarist Charlie Hunter, traverse funk to post-bop to hip-hop to rhythm and blues, to classic fusion.