AES New York 2015

Sunday, November 1, 2:00 pm — 3:30 pm (Room 1A06)

Christian McBride - Leader - Sideman: The Life of a Jazz Musician

Harry Weinger, Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) - New York, NY, USA; New York University (NYU) - New York, NY, USA
Christian McBride

Accustomed to hosting gigs, radio shows, and podcasts Christian McBride, a four-time GRAMMY winner and one of the great bass players and bandleaders of our time, will be in conversation with Harry Weinger. Sit in for an exploration of Mr. McBride’s dual careers – as bandleader and sideman, composer and interpreter, lifelong student and educator – as well as Live At The Village Vanguard, the Christian McBride Trio’s latest album, among other recordings.

Mr. McBride has recorded 13 albums as a leader, and hundreds of additional recordings in several genres, collaborating with everyone from Chick Corea, Pat Metheny and Bruce Hornsby, to James Brown, Sting, The Roots, et al. He is co-founder and Artistic Chair of Jazz House Kids; artistic director of the Montclair Jazz Festival, produced by Jazz House Kids; artistic advisor of the James Moody Democracy of Jazz Festival, which debuted in 2012 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center; and he currently serves as NJPAC’s Jazz Advisor.

Mr. Weinger, as a producer and executive with Universal Music Enterprises has overseen hundreds of reissues and compilations. He is a two-time GRAMMY(R) winner, was recently a consultant for both Get On Up, the James Brown biopic, and Mr. Dynamite: The Rise Of James Brown, a documentary directed by Alex Gibney, and is an adjunct professor at NYU’s Clive Davis Institute for Recorded Music

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