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Jazz for Curious Listeners
A Month with Christian McBride: Detroit - Motor City Soul
December 20, 2011

Detroit was a hub of jazz long before Motown Records, and concurrent to the rise of the automobile industry there. Famously, the Jones Brothers (Hank, Thad, Elvin) hail from the Motor City, as do Barry Harris, Yusef Lateef, Milt Jackson, Kenny Burrell, Al McKibbon, Wardell Gray and Howard McGhee.. Cass Technical High School was a training ground for many jazz artists and instructors—Geri Allen, Donald Byrd, Ron Carter and others worthy of note passed through those halls.

Christian McBride performs annually at the Detroit Jazz Festival, and has played with the leading lights of jazz from Detroit across several generations. Give yourself the holiday treat of tonight’s free class with the great bassist and educator Christian McBride.

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