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Bass Player Christian McBride Visits WRTI

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Christian McBride

In the midst of preparing for some shows at the Clef Club, world-famous yet homegrown bassist Christian McBride graciously stopped by the WRTI studios on October 2nd to chat with WRTI jazz host Bob Craig. And boy, are we glad he did!

In case you missed it, here are some clips from the wonderful conversation Bob had with Christian McBride. Check them out!

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Was bass Christian's first choice of instrument? Listen here to find out!

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Christian McBride entered the public eye in the early '90's, as many other young jazz artists did. Learn more about how the "Young Lions" of jazz came to be.

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We all have role models, and we all change our minds sometimes. Christian McBride was able to change his mind after being in the presence of one of the greats!
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We all have favorites. Did you ever wonder who great musicians like to listen to? Listen to find out who is on the top of Christian's list.

Maureen began her radio career at WRTI in 1999 while studying broadcasting at Temple University. Determined to make it in the entertainment industry, she took advantage of all the creative opportunities presented to her at WRTI - she hosted the overnight jazz broadcasts through her entire college career, she was an arts and culture reporter, and she soaked up the jazz biz from her many WRTI mentors.