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Oscar Peterson Intl Jazz Festival – Christian McBride
February 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST$55 – $100
As the world’s first (and only!) jazz festival bearing the name of Canada’s greatest jazz artist, the Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival will honour and celebrate his legacy of excellence.
The opening night concert International All-Star Jazz at the Philharmonic features multiple GRAMMY Award winners Cécile McLorin Salvant, Jon Faddis, Jimmy Greene, Michael Dease, Benny Green, Christian McBride, and Kenny Washington.
“We’re excited to have one of the most in-demand players on the scene joining our all-star lineup for our opening night of the festival: the incredible bassist Christian McBride. Like Benny Green, Christian was also fortunate to have been mentored by bassist Ray Brown and was bestowed one of his instruments after his passing. Christian once said, ‘Any time my hands touch a bass, I think of Ray Brown.'”
– Artistic Director Renee Rosnes