Christian McBride and Marian McPartland

May 31, 2018

Christian McBride is considered one of the premier bassists of his generation. The Grammy-winning artist is a celebrated composer, also known for adding a modern touch to traditional jazz standards. A frequent sideman on Piano Jazz, he first played on the show in 1992 and was a guest himself in this 2001 session. McBride has dedicated his time to education in addition to performing as a bandleader and sideman on hundreds of studio recordings. In 2014, he became the host of NPR’s Jazz Night in America, continuing the legacy of bringing exceptional music programming to public radio audiences.\

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