The Knoxville Jazz Orchestra’s 2015-16 concert season continues on Tuesday, April 19th at 8pm with “The Good Feeling with bassist Christian McBride”. The program will be held at the Bijou Theatre at 803 South Gay Street.
Five-time GRAMMY®-winning jazz bassist Christian McBride can be likened to a force of nature, fusing the fire and fury of a virtuoso with the depth and grounding of a seasoned journeyman. With a career now blazing into its third decade, the Philadelphia native has become one of the most requested, most recorded, and most respected figures in the music world today. His resume reads like a Who’s Who of jazz, R&B, pop/rock, hip hop and Classical, featuring artists as diverse as Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Isaac Hayes, James Brown, Sting, Paul McCartney, D’Angelo, the Roots, Kathleen Battle and Edgar Meyer. With the help of the KJO, McBride will perform music from his Grammy-winning big band recording The Good Feeling, which features a mix of standards and originals and reflects McBride’s relentless energy and boundless love for swing.
Made possible by a generous gift from Elisabeth and Bill Rukeyser
The Knoxville Jazz Orchestra is a 17 piece big band comprised of professional musicians from across the region. Since its inception in 1999, the orchestra has performed dozens of concerts in East Tennessee, appeared on major jazz festivals in Europe, performed and recorded with internationally acclaimed guest artists, and released four critically acclaimed CD recordings.
Tickets for the event are $33.50 adult, $15.00 student. Tickets are available in advance at http://www.knoxjazz.org, by calling 684-1200 or by visiting the Tennessee Theatre Box office.