Chicago Jazz Ensemble with Meshell Ndegeocello and Christian McBride presents: Beneath the Underdog-The Musical World of Charles Mingus on Friday, January 20, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
In this unique pairing, bassist Christian McBride and bassist/vocalist Meshell Ndegeocello join the CJE for an evening of music by the legendary bassist and composer Charles Mingus, including some of his final compositions which were written in collaboration with vocalist Joni Mitchell in the late 1970s. McBride was named 2011 Bassist of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association and has worked with the likes of Freddie Hubbard, Sonny Rollins, J.J. Johnson, McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, and Pat Metheny. Ndegeocello is a singer-songwriter, rapper, bassist, and vocalist whose artistry has earned her ten Grammy Award nominations. Last month she appeared with jazz pianist Jason Moran in New York in a well-received performance paying tribute to Fats Waller.
The Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL
For Tickets: 312.334.7777
More Information: http://www.chicagojazzensemble.com/season/Performances/McBride_Ndegeocello.php