Christian McBride June 10 at Miniaci Theater
8:00 PM-11:00 PM
South Florida JAZZ, the area’s premier modern jazz organization, concludes its star-studded 25th Anniversary celebration season by presenting world-renowned bassist Christian McBride with his cryptically named trio Tip City. The performance will take place on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. in the Rose & Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center on the Nova Southeastern University campus, 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr Blvd, Davie 33314. Tickets are $40 ($10 for students under age 25 with valid I.D.) and can be purchased from Ticketmaster either online via southfloridajazz.org or by calling 954-462-0222.
Bassist Christian McBride is one of those bigger-than-life artists who just burst onto the music scene seemingly in full bloom. His father and great uncle, both well-known Philadelphia bassists, mentored him early. Half of a lifetime ago, by his 21st birthday, he was a remarkably mature player and rapidly becoming everyone’s favorite young acoustic bassist of the 1990s. Christian’s huge sound and prodigious technique, both with plucked and bowed solos, recall the legendary Ray Brown and particularly Paul Chambers. 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. Five Grammys later, he now plays both in a variety of settings.
Featuring: Christian McBride – bass, Emmet Cohen – piano, Mark Whitfield – guitar.
Funding for South Florida JAZZ is provided in part by grant from the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Division