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Christian McBride and Renee Fleming

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Renée Fleming VOICES: Renée Fleming & Christian McBride

Friday, October 13, 2017

Jazz Renée Fleming VOICES Terrace Theater Re-Opening

Fleming pairs her radiant vocals with the iconic jazz sounds of four-time Grammy Award®–winning bassist Christian McBride.

Price

$69 - $79

Run Time

75 minutes

About

Superstar soprano and Kennedy Center Artistic Advisor at Large Renée Fleming pairs her radiant vocals with the iconic sounds of jazz bassist and Kennedy Center favorite Christian McBride. A teen prodigy growing up in Philadelphia, McBride was shepherded into bands led by legends Bobby Watson and Benny Golson. He has gone on to win five Grammy Awards® and continues to host NPR’s Jazz Night in America. Accompanied by pianist Julian Joseph, their concert follows a recent trio performance at London’s Wigmore Hall. Part of Renée Fleming VOICES.

Renée says, "I can't wait to sing again with the iconic jazz bassist Christian McBride at the re-opening of the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater. We first recorded together on my Christmas in New York disc, and I recently joined him in his series at Wigmore Hall in London. Christian's consummate musicianship, open-hearted and genre-busting sensibility, and sheer virtuosity are a rare treat. He pushed me to the same kind of exploration; but then, freedom is the essence of jazz."
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