Christian McBride

Four-time Grammy Award-winning bassist Christian McBride hosts and produces SiriusXM’s “The Lowdown: Conversations With Christian,” and NPR’s “Jazz Night In America.” He also serves as Artistic Advisor for Jazz Programming at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and Jazz House Kids. McBride recently released Live at the Village Vanguard, his 16th outing as a leader and sixth Mack Avenue Records release. Connect with Christian McBride on FacebookTwitter, and his website.


Christian McBride (born May 31, 1972, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an acclaimed jazz bassist renowned for his virtuosity and versatility. His profound musical talent and extensive collaborations have solidified his reputation as one of the finest bassists of his generation. McBride's father, Lee Smith, an esteemed bassist in the Philadelphia area, served as his mentor, fostering his early passion for music. Under Smith's guidance, McBride honed his skills and developed a deep appreciation for jazz. Inspired by his father's legacy, McBride embarked on a remarkable journey that would leave an indelible mark on the jazz community. Throughout his illustrious career, McBride has collaborated with a remarkable roster of jazz legends, showcasing his remarkable musicianship and adaptability. He has shared the stage and studio with luminaries such as Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, Herbie Hancock, Roy Haynes, Pat Metheny, and Chick Corea, contributing to the rich tapestry of jazz history. Furthermore, he has also collaborated with younger talents like Joshua Redman, Nicholas Payton, Benny Green, and even ventured beyond the jazz world by working with renowned musician Sting. Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.


Christian McBride Talks Mac Miller’s GO:OD AM

By Christian McBride | September 28, 2015

Christian McBride Talks Mac Miller’s GO:OD AM

The celebrated jazz bassist knows a good rhythmatist when he hears one: Mac Miller. But Miller's debut album already finds him at a crossroads.