Christopher McBride & The Whole Proof Presents Lessons On The Path

Wed, Mar 23

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Sam First

Christopher McBride & The Whole Proof Presents Lessons On The Path

Christopher McBride (saxophone & compositions), Robert Rodriguez (piano), Pierre Charles III (keyboards), Dan Chmielinski (bass), John Davis (drums)

Mar 23, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Sam First, 6171 W Century Blvd #180, Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA

ABOUT "LESSONS ON THE PATH"

Christopher McBride will be premiering new compositions created during his 2022 Make Jazz residency in a culminating concert called “Lessons on the Path”. Dedicated to creating stories for the audience through soulful and melodically indelible tunes, these new compositions will express the lessons he’s discovered through his life experiences.

“Every song is definitely a lesson that I feel like I’m either learning still or that’s something that is ingrained inside of myself.”

ABOUT CHRISTOPHER MCBRIDE

Christopher McBride is a saxophonist based in Harlem whose work includes education, arranging and composition in addition to performance. He has been slowly but steadily turning heads with his ubiquitous work as an invaluable sideman since the mid-aughts. Now Christopher is gaining respect amongst fans, critics, and his peers as one of the most versatile saxophonists in the world. His 2012 debut album Quatuor de Force certainly establishes his ability to front a group and write his own soulful, melodically indelible tunes. Applauded for his ability to play in all musical situations, McBride has the ability to unleash a fiery attack and serrated tone, but on his recent album he explores a more measured, mellow sound heavily influenced by contemporary R&B—with a strong shot of Cannonball Adderley’s post-bop sensuality—but his improvising is very rigorous and cogent.

Born in Chicago, and starting his professional career there in 2007, Christopher made the move to NYC in 2013. His group The Whole Proof has played venues all over New York, and Christopher ran his  ‘Singer Meets Saxophonist’ series at the famed Minton’s Playhouse in Harlem from 2017-2019. The musicians he has performed for spans many genres with artists such as Billy Preston, Jimmy Heath, Bobby Broom, Percy Gray, Roy Hargrove, Pete Rock, Big Daddy Kane, Talib Kweli, Lupe Fiasco, Guy Sebastian, Solange, Ne-Yo, Jennifer Hudson, Alice Smith, Brandon Flowers, Lea DeLaria, 88 Keys, Milton Mustafa, Winard Harper, and the Marquis Hill Blacktet.

Christopher also serves as the Director of Education for the Second Line Arts Collective, a non-for-profit organization based out of New Orleans. His primary duties include writing curriculum for the Little Stompers division and teacher development. He has also worked as a journalist and consultant with Forbes Ignite, the innovation coalition of Forbes.

Sam First | 6171 W Century Blvd #180, Los Angeles, CA 90045  |  21+

Show Times: 7:30pm & 9:00pm, and a separate ticket is required for each show.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required upon entry.

Notice of Recording: Sam First live streams and records all concerts. By entering Sam First, you understand that your image and/or voice might be included in those recordings. Sam First reserves the right to use any photography, video or audio recording taken at this event, without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video.

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  • 1st set ticket (7:30pm)

    $25.00

    One ticket is good for one set of music only. Student discount code : SAM1STUDENT

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  • 2nd set ticket (9:00pm)

    $25.00

    One ticket is good for one set of music only. Student discount code : SAM1STUDENT

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  • 1st set STREAM ONLY (7:30pm)

    $10.00

    This ticket is for live-streaming only.

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  • 2nd set STREAM ONLY (9:00pm)

    $10.00

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