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Christian McBride and Inside Straight Coming to Miller Center for the Arts

by Reading Area Community College (RACC)

Christian McBride and Inside Straight Coming to Miller Center for the Arts

Join us on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 7pm for an evening you won’t want to miss!

Christian McBride is a seven-time GRAMMY Award winning bassist, composer, and bandleader. McBride is the Artistic Director of the historic Newport Jazz Festival, New Jersey Performing Arts center (NJPAC) and the TD James Moody Jazz Festival, and the National Jazz Museum in Harlem. Christian is also a respected educator and advocate as the Artistic Director of Jazz House KiDS, and the Jazz Aspen Snowmass Summer Sessions. In addition to consistent touring, McBride hosts NPR’s “Jazz Night in America” and “The Lowdown: Conversations With Christian” on SiriusXM.

Whether behind the bass or away from it, Christian McBride is always of the music. From jazz, to R&B, pop/rock, hip-hop/neo-soul, to classical, he is a luminary with one hand ever reaching for new heights, and the other extended in fellowship—and perhaps the hint of a challenge—inviting us to join him.

There is no doubt that McBride is one of the most versatile musicians on the scene today. His artistry has been documented in recordings and performances with the widest possible range of musicians in the most varied settings and genres one might imagine.

His collaborations have been as diverse as duets with the revered classical bassist Edgar Meyer and avant-garde composer and violinist Laurie Anderson; performances with iconic artists like Sting and James Brown; ensembles with his fellow native Philadelphian, Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson, of The Roots; not to mention a host of jazz masters from Sonny Rollins and Freddie Hubbard to Pat Metheny and the late Chick Corea.

Inside Straight features members Carl Allen (drums), Steve Wilson (saxophone), Peter Martin (piano), and Warren Wolf (vibraphone).

“We are running a Berks Jazz Fest presale for jazz fans starting Wednesday. We are excited about the partnership with the festival. This event will provide an exciting show post Jazz Fest to keep the party going a little bit longer!”– Megan Schappell, Miller Center House Manager

Be the first to get tickets with our Membership programs that include exclusive receptions and early access to the best seats in the house. We offer an array of packages to fit your entertainment needs.

Tickets On Sale January 14th at 10am at

For more information on Memberships visit our website or contact Megan Schappell at [email protected]

For information on Miller Center Sponsorship Opportunities, contact Tony DeMarco at [email protected].

All tickets can be purchased from the Miller Center website