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JT Video Premiere: “Gravy Waltz” by Benny Benack III with Christian McBride

JazzTimes is honored to present the premiere of the video for “Gravy Waltz” by trumpeter and singer Benny Benack III, featuring bassist Christian McBride. The tune, a chestnut composed by Ray Brown and Steve Allen, will eventually appear on Benack’s second album, A Lot of Livin’ to Do, which is currently scheduled for release in … Read More “JT Video Premiere: “Gravy Waltz” by Benny Benack III with Christian McBride”

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Jazz Congress 2019: Institutions in Transition, Newport Jazz Festival

Newport Jazz Festival founder George Wein shares the stage with festival producer Jay Sweet and its Artistic Director Christian McBride who discuss leadership transitions, succession planning, and how the brand he established 65 years ago not only endures, but flourishes. Jason Olaine (Jazz at Lincoln Center) moderates. Register for the 2020 Jazz Congress

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Jazz Congress 2019: Jazz, Swing, Race, and Culture

What does “swing” mean in 2019? A distinguished panel that includes Wynton Marsalis, Christian McBride, Terri Lyne Carrington, Myra Melford, and Nicholas Payton ponders the social, cultural, and racial factors that affect individuals’ perception, acceptance, or rejection of the term at the 2019 Jazz Congress, co-produced by Jazz at Lincoln Center and JazzTimes. Moderated by Andre … Read More “Jazz Congress 2019: Jazz, Swing, Race, and Culture”

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