Jazz Night in America with Christian McBride

Jazz Night in America is the next generation of jazz programming from NPR Music, WBGO, Jazz at Lincoln Center and clubs across America. This multi-platform show is hosted by Christian McBride, a multiple Grammy award-winning musician. The program features storytelling with concert performances, connecting jazz enthusiasts and potential new fans with artists and venues — and each other — through weekly, one-hour broadcasts and an array of 26 live signature videocasts and on-demand video of jazz events from today's great artists and venues.

This week on Jazz Night in America with Christian McBride

Vijay Iyer
In this century, few artists in or around jazz have been closer to the whirling center of the action than Vijay Iyer. A pianist, composer, bandleader and educator — with accolades to show for each of those — Iyer is also an inspired consolidator, someone who brings divergent strands of theory and practice into dialogue. He does it all the time, but he really brought the idea into focus in June...
November 17, 2018 on WUSF 89.7, on Jazz

Saturday 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM on WUSF 89.7

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Christian McBride

Bassist extraordinaire, composer, arranger, educator, curator and administrator, Christian McBride, has been one of the most important and most omnipresent figures in the jazz world for 20 years. Sometimes hard to believe considering this man just entered his 40's.

Beginning in 1989, this Philadelphia-born bassist moved to New York City to further his classical studies at the Juilliard School, only to be snatched up by alto saxophonist, Bobby Watson. Since then, McBride's list of accomplishments has been nothing short of staggering. As a sideman in the jazz world alone, he's worked with the best of the very best – Freddie Hubbard, Sonny Rollins, J.J. Johnson, Ray... Read More...

Musical Notes from Jazz Night in America with Christian McBride

We're excited to announce a new show that debuted Saturday, October 11, with live performances from wherever great jazz is happening. It's Jazz Night in America, hosted by Christia...

This Week on Jazz Night in America with Christian McBride

Mike Cornette: Thelonious Monk
Tonight on All Night Jazz, the "Other Nine to Five," Mike Cornette goes back to school for National Teacher Day on the Jazz Trip@Ten plus more from our focus artist of the week, dr...
Benny Green and Sean Jones
Live from Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz Night in America features pianist Benny Green's trio and trumpeter Sean Jones’ quintet.  The two musicians discuss their lives in music and i...
Dave Holland and Zakir Hussain: Crosscurrents
Crosscurrents is an international super-group led by 2017 NEA Jazz Master bassistDave Hollandand the world's foremost tabla virtuoso,Zakir Hussain. Holland is a famously versatile...