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Award-Winning Bassist Christian McBride Comes To UNF For Great American Jazz Series

Brian Callahan

Regarded as a bass virtuoso, three-time Grammy award-winning musician Christian McBride is one of the most recorded musicians of his generation. McBride has appeared on more than 300 recordings as a sideman, backing up the likes of Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, Diana Krall, Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, Sting, Sir Paul McCartney, The Roots, Carly Simon, and James Brown. 

The Christian McBride Trio will perform at the University of North Florida this week as part of the university’s 26th Annual Great American Jazz Series.

McBride joined Melissa Ross to for a conversation on his career and a preview of the upcoming performance.

You can follow Melissa Ross on Twitter @MelissainJax.

Melissa Ross joined WJCT in 2009 with 20 years of experience in broadcasting, including stints in Cincinnati, Chicago, Orlando and Jacksonville. During her career as a television and radio news anchor and reporter, Melissa has won four regional Emmys for news and feature reporting.