Eight-time Grammy Award-winning bassist, bandleader and host of NPR’s Jazz Night in America Christian McBride brings his monumental musical tribute inspired by the words of Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., Muhammad Ali and President Barack Obama. “When the suite soars, it follows the bandleader’s strengths, […] known for his ebullient precision—his joy in the details—and for savoring the nectar inside swing rhythm” (DownBeat).
Christian McBride bass
Chicago Jazz Orchestra
JD Steele musical director
Uniting Voices Chicago
Josephine Lee Artistic Director
Students from The Theatre School at DePaul University
Chris Anthony Director
The SCP Jazz Series is sponsored by Exelon
Downbeat Magazine, WBEZ Chicago, WDCB and Chicago Jazz are media partners for this event.
This concert has been made possible through a generous grant from Dan J. Epstein, Judith Guitelman, and the Epstein Family Foundation.
This concert is sponsored by McDermott Will & Emery LLP.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago, United States