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Christian McBride Trio Plays Ridgefield Playhouse

Grammy winner Christian McBride will play the Ridgefield Playhouse April 10.
Grammy winner Christian McBride will play the Ridgefield Playhouse April 10. Photo Credit: Contributed

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. --  Christian McBride, a 2016 Grammy Award winner for Best Improvised Jazz Solo, will perform at 8 p.m. Sunday at The Ridgefield Playhouse.

With pianist Christian Sands and drummer Jerome Jennings, McBride’s trio will kick the evening off in the lobby at 7:15 p.m. with a complimentary wine tasting and an art exhibit by Roy Weinstein, Ridgefield Guild of Artists member.

Make it a great night out with dinner and a show by visitng Southwest Cafe, 109 Danbury Road, Ridgefield, for dinner before the show and enjoy a complimentary margarita with your entree when tickets are presented.

McBride has been one of the most important and ubiquitous figures in the jazz world for more than 20 years. In 1989, this Philadelphia-born bassist moved to New York City to study at the Juilliard School, only to be snatched up by alto saxophonist, Bobby Watson.

Since then, McBride has amassed a mind-blowing list of accomplishments. He has worked with the very best jazz artists, including Freddie Hubbard, Sonny Rollins, J.J. Johnson, Ray Brown, Milt Jackson, McCoy Tyner, Roy Haynes, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock and Pat Metheny. He’s also made contributions in the R&B world, having played with and arranged for Isaac Hayes, Chaka Khan, Natalie Cole, Lalah Hathaway and James Brown.

In the pop/rock world, he's collaborated with Sting, Carly Simon, Don Henley and Bruce Hornsby. In the hip-hop/neo-soul world, he's collaborated with the Roots, D'Angelo, and Queen Latifah. His talents have also reached into the world of opera, where he's worked closely with the legendary Kathleen Battle, bass virtuoso Edgar Meyer, the Shanghai Quartet and the Sonus Quartet.

McBride currently hosts and produces “The Lowdown: Conversations With Christian” on SiriusXM satellite radio and National Public Radio’s “Jazz Night in America,” a weekly radio show and multimedia collaboration between WBGO, NPR and Jazz at Lincoln Center, showcasing live jazz from across the country.

For tickets ($42.50), call the box office at 203-438-5795 or visit ridgefieldplayhouse.org.

The Ridgefield Playhouse is a nonprofit performing arts center at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street.

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