Christian McBride & SRJO
June 19 @ 7:30 pm8:30 pm$30.00
THIS CONCERT IS A JUNETEENTH RECOGNITION EVENT! The concert will certainly be one of the region’s top artistic events of the year: the premiere of a new work that we have commissioned from seven-time GRAMMY winner Christian McBride. He was the undisputed star of SRJO’s 2016-17 concert season and is recognized as one of the greatest bassists of our time.
Don’t miss this virtuoso of the double bass as we invite him back for a concert of his favorite big band music, and the premiere of what will become a major new addition to the jazz repertoire.
The June 19th concert will feature an exciting variety of compositions by maestro McBride, selected from his three most current, award-winning albums. “Christian tells us that the new piece he has written for us, ‘Familiar Steps’ is fast and challenging,” says SRJO Artistic and Executive Director, Michael Brockman. “We can’t wait to get a look at the new parts.”
Christian is a dominant contributor to the New York jazz scene, the host of NPR’s national weekly show Jazz Night in America, and a leading figure on today’s international jazz stage with such groups as Wynton Marsalis’ Jazz at Lincoln Center and the bands of Herbie Hancock, Sonny Rollins, and Chick Corea, plus his own fabulous trio that has repeatedly thrilled audiences at sold-out concerts in Seattle.
The premiere of this newly commissioned work was made possible with generous support from Ken and Karen Jones, Bill and Sally Neukom, and Jerry Zimmerman and Jane Stevens.