St. Cecilia Music Center (SCMC) brings the five-time GRAMMY®-winning jazz bassist Christian McBride and his trio to Grand Rapids on Thursday, November 16, 2017.

With 5 GRAMMY® wins and 8 GRAMMY® nominations Christian McBride has been described as a force of nature. Now in his third decade, McBride has become one of the most requested, most recorded, and most respected figures in music today.

This fall, he’ll only play five cities: New York, Newark, Chicago, Denton, TX and Grand Rapids. “We are lucky to have him here,” says Cathy Holbrook, Executive Director of St. Cecilia Music Center. “Those who come to the concert will be in for a great evening of musical genius.”

Joining McBride is pianist Emmet Cohen and guitarist Dan Wilson in a concert entitled “McBride’s Tip City”.

Concert tickets are $38 and $43 and can be purchased by calling St. Cecilia Music Center at 616-459-2224 or visiting the box office at 24 Ransom Ave. NE. Tickets can also be purchased online at A pre-concert reception with wine / hors d'oeuvres is available for $15 and begins at 6:30 pm. A post-concert party is open to all ticket-holders giving the audience the opportunity to meet the artists and obtain signed CDs of their releases. Season tickets for the Encore Jazz Series are still available and include a 15% discount off of single ticket prices for the four concerts that include Christian McBride on November 16, Brad Mehldau on November 30, Gregory Porter on February 22, 2018, and Kurt Elling on March 22, 2018. For Jazz Series Season Tickets call 616-459-2224 or visit St. Cecilia Music Center at 24 Ransom NE, Grand Rapids, 49503, or purchase online at

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