Christian McBride: Music for the People

Christian McBride is a trailblazer. Having been in the music game for over 20 years he has played alongside legendary greats such as Freddie Hubbard, Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, Sting and has arranged for Chaka Khan, Lalah Hathaway, Natalie Cole and a host of other artists and musicians. …


Darryl Jones: From Miles to the Stones

Most musicians start off small and work their way up to a few big names. However, master bassist Darryl Jones began his career with one of the greatest in jazz and has continued to work with musical giants for over thirty years. After touring with the legendary Miles Davis, Jones …

Esperanza Spalding

Esperanza Spalding at Chicago Symphony Center

As Esperanza Spalding appeared on stage in shadow, applause erupted throughout the Chicago Symphony Center. She stood there in the dim light for a moment, and then sashayed over to a floor lamp and chair. She turned on the lamp light, slipped out of her jacket, and sunk into the big …