Christian McBride/Henry Butler, Steven Bernstein & The Hot 9
Two world class bands explore the relationship between jazz and American popular song. The double-bill is headlined by GRAMMY® Award-winning bassist Christian McBride, who first composed for big band in 1995 as a commission for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. The master musician has since appeared on over 300 recordings and is considered one of the most accomplished bassists alive. Now a leader of his own GRAMMY® Award-winning Big Band, featuring a staggering and diverse lineup of top musicians, McBride simultaneously shows off his compositional talent and unmatched ability to drive a band from behind the bass. The other portion of the concert features Henry Butler, Steven Bernstein & The Hot 9, featuring New Orleans piano virtuoso Henry Butler. Described by The New York Times as “both historically aware and fully prepared to cut loose,” this exhilarating group introduces the hot jazz of years past to the endless possibilities of the modern jazz landscape.
Free pre-concert discussion, nightly, at 7pm.