If you don’t know Christian McBride, prepare yourself for a new favorite jazz artist. Virtuoso bassist CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE is a leading figure on today’s international jazz stage and a dominant contributor to the New York jazz scene, performing 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. A four-time GRAMMY winner, McBride appears on more than 300 recordings as a sideman or bandleader. With a career blazing into its third decade, McBride now appears on the syndicated radio show, “Jazz Night in America,” featured every Friday night on National Public Radio (heard locally at 88.5 FM). Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear McBride lead the SRJO and share his favorite big band music with Seattle audiences, paying tribute to his own mentors and the greatest bass players in the history of jazz: Oscar Pettiford, Ray Brown, Jimmy Blanton, Charles Mingus and more.