Christian McBride's New Jawn on the Next Blue Dimensions – Saturday at 11 pm

Nov 2, 2018

Credit Anna Webber

"Jawn" is a word usually not heard outside of southeastern Pennsylvania, especially Philadelphia, McBride's hometown. It's an all-purpose noun whose meaning is supplied by the context of the conversation, the way the word "thing" is sometimes used. Bassist Christian McBride's new jawn is a new band, with Josh Evans on trumpet, Marcus Strickland on tenor sax and bass clarinet, and Nasheet Waits on drums, and they are a musical force to be reckoned with. We'll hear several tracks from them, and some music from the super, dream group known as the SF Jazz Collective, from their recent triple-disc release "Live SFJazz Center 2017" - - plus guitarist Fareed Haque and the KAIA String Quartet, a new album of music by Latin American composers; we'll hear them take on a work for guitar and string quartet by Cuban composer Leo Brouwer.  

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