Christian McBride w/ Edgar Meyer | SFJAZZ

Christian McBride

Christian McBride w/ Edgar Meyer

Christian McBride
w/ Edgar Meyer

Friday, October 6, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Christian McBride

Christian McBride w/ Edgar Meyer

The definition of a great musician goes beyond instrumental mastery – it includes how that performer works in collaboration with others and how their role fits into the larger picture for the benefit of the music. In the case of bassist and composer Christian McBride, no other jazz artist has been as eager immerse himself in wildly disparate musical settings as a bandleader, sideman, and collaborator. On this night, McBride teams with a fellow bassist who shares his taste in omnivorous musical exploration, Tennessee-born bluegrass specialist and classical crossover artist Edgar Meyer. A MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipient and winner of the prestigious Avery Fisher Prize for achievement in classical music, Meyer has been an indispensible part of the Nashville studio scene for three decades, and collaborated with artists spanning the bluegrass, country, rock, world music, and classical worlds including Béla Fleck, Chris Thile, Emanuel Ax, David Grisman, Joshua Bell, and Mike Marshall. He composed a concerto for violinist Hilary Hahn, and his trio album with cellist Yo-Yo Ma and mandolinist Marshall, Appalachian Suite, topped the Billboard pop charts for 16 weeks. Meyer’s sold-out trio performance with banjoist Fleck and tabla master Zakir Hussain was a highlight of Season 1.

ABOUT CHRISTIAN McBRIDE:
At just 43, bassist Christian McBride is widely regarded as the standard-bearer for jazz bassists in the 21st century, and is among the most recorded artists of his generation. He has appeared on over 300 albums with many of the most illustrious figures in jazz, including Sonny Rollins, McCoy Tyner, Freddie Hubbard, Chick Corea, Joe Henderson and Pat Metheny, while collaborating with artists from across the musical spectrum like Kathleen Battle, Sting, and Questlove of The Roots. He’s led a procession of diverse groups since the mid-90s, and for his residency, he performs in settings ranging from duo to trio to big band.

Artist Personnel

Christian McBride bass
Edgar Meyer bass

Artist Website

"The deep, dark-maple tone that Christian McBride elicits from an upright bass is one of jazz’s forthright pleasures " — The New York Times
"Mr. Meyer is not only a legitimate heir to this tradition but also a great energizing factor to the field. His versatility should be celebrated " — The New York Times