Silver Series presents Virtuoso Jazz Bassist Christian McBride & Inside Straight Oct. 26

October 11th, 2012 by Elizabeth

 

Jazz bassist

Christian McBride

PLYMOUTH, N.H. —The Silver Series for the Performing Arts at Plymouth State University will present jazz bass virtuoso Christian McBride & Inside Straight at 8 p.m. Friday, October 26, in the Hanaway Theatre at the Silver Center.

McBride has been one of the most influential figures in the jazz world for 20 years, appearing in numerous musical settings with all the best musicians from the jazz, R&B and pop worlds. He is one of the most recorded musicians of his generation, with appearances on some 300 recordings as a sideman before the age of 40. No bassist is more in demand.

The performer, composer, arranger, educator, curator and administrator extraordinaire moved to New York City in 1989 to further his classical studies at the Julliard School, only to be snatched up by alto saxophonist Bobby Watson. Since then, McBride’s list of accomplishments has been nothing short of staggering.

“Wynton [Marsalis] was the first world-renowned musician I met who really helped me get my focus,” McBride told interviewer Jon Liebman. “ ‘…you want to be a musician. Look at all this great music you have to learn and all of the great bass players who came before you,’ Marsalis said. So he really took a hands-on, ‘Big Brother’ approach toward my development.”

“Christian is a monster on that bass,” according to George Duke. “It isn’t often these days to find a young musician so dedicated to his craft. There isn’t anyone better,” Duke said in an article at All About Jazz.com.

Since 2000, McBride has blazed a trail as a bandleader with the Christian McBride Big Band, which won a Grammy Award last year for their CD The Good Feeling. In 2009, McBride released his quintet CD Christian McBride & Inside Straight, a return to his undiluted “straight-ahead” roots, featuring alto/soprano saxophonist Steve Wilson, vibraphonist Warren Wolf, pianist Eric Reed and drummer Carl Allen.

Tickets for Christian McBride & Inside Straight at Plymouth State University are $30-25 for adults, $28-23 for seniors and $20-15 for youth at the Silver Center Box Office,
(603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869.  Tickets are also available online at silver.plymouth.edu.

Information about Silver Series programming is online at silver.plymouth.edu.

General information about PSU events is online at ThisWeek@PSU, http://thisweek.blogs.plymouth.edu.

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