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Published on Sep 7, 2012
Bassist Christian McBride talks about why he thinks it's important to play different styles of music other than jazz. He also talked about his commitment to jazz and music education and why he is determined to give back to young musicians through appearances at schools and clinics. This In Person with JazzTimes interview took place at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival, where McBride performed with his group Inside Straight. Interview by Lee Mergner. Video by Melissa Mergner. Audio by Jen Kim. Special thanks to Carolyn McClair, Melanie Nanez, Dan Melnick, Deborah Ross and the staff of George Wein Productions for their support with the production of these interviews.