All-star quartet’s powerhouse concert
BRATTLEBORO- On Friday, October 12, at 8 pm, the Vermont Jazz Center presents six-time Grammy Award-winning bassist Christian McBride, leading an all-star quartet that draws on the powerhouse connection between McBride and drummer Nasheet Waits. The frontline of Josh Evans (trumpet) and Marcus Strickland (sax) soars as they are propelled by one of the world’s greatest rhythm sections with no piano or guitar chords to ground them.
McBride is one of the most-recorded bassists and leading representatives in jazz, having played with such top names as Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Freddie Hubbard, Roy Hargrove, Pat Metheny and others. He is also one of its leading spokespersons. He hosts “Jazz Night in America” on NPR and “The Lowdown, Conversations with Christian” on SiriusXM. Tickets are on a sliding scale, priced between $20 and $40. For more information visit www.vtjazz.org.