Christian McBride Trio Featured at Roscoe's Room Friday Night Jazz Series
(Published: June 01, 2014)
With Out Here, world-level bassist Christian McBride's fifth recording on Mack Avenue Records, McBride introduces his latest working group: a trio, fully embracing at age 41 his role as standard-bearer and mentor. Pianist Christian Sands and drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr.-both younger, emerging artists-have been performing with McBride's smallest group for four years, honing their trio conception to a fine point of expressive depth and nuance with select performances around the world.
"It's a pretty diversified trio," says McBride descriptively. "The real core foundation is hardcore swingin,' blues and the American songbook. Part of that is because Christian [Sands] is so well-rounded and willing to go to so many places, that I can't help but want to swing hard with him and Ulysses. I welcome the chance to bring my group to the intimate setting of Alvin & Friends--which I hear has a fantastic vibe."
Christian McBride, bass
Christian Sands, piano
Ulysses Owens, drums
Sets: 7:30 pm & 9:30 pm
$25 in advance/$35 at the door
Reservations: 800 956-1554
A beautifully intimate room, Alvin & Friends Roscoe's Room is the perfect ambiance to experience exceptional musicians.
Alvin & Friends, Zagat rated 26 for food, 26 for décor and 26 for service, and named by Westchester Magazine as one of the "Best of Westchester" for 2013 - offers a menu influenced by Southern and Caribbean flavors in a sophisticated space, both elegant and comfortable.
Alvin & Friends Restaurant
14 Memorial Highway
New Rochelle, NY
Half hour drive or train ride from Manhattan; 3 minute walk from the MetroNorth New Rochelle station.)