The 2022 Grammys are currently ongoing at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas and Christian McBride Big Band has won the Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album with “For Jimmy, Wes and Oliver”.
The Christian McBride Big Band is a 17-piece big band whose debut album The Good Feeling received the Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album in 2012.
The popular band is made of Christian McBride (leader/bass), Steve Wilson (alto saxophone, flute), Todd Bashore (alto saxophone, flute), Ron Blake (tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute), Todd Williams (tenor saxophone, flute), Loren Schoenberg (tenor saxophone (Tracks 2, 8), Carl Maraghi (baritone saxophone, bass clarinet), Frank Greene (trumpet), Freddie Hendrix (trumpet), Nicholas Payton (trumpet), Nabati Isles (trumpet), Brandon Lee (trumpet), Steve Davis (trombone), Michael Dease (trombone), James Burton (trombone), Douglas Purviance (bass trombone), Xavier Davis (piano), Ulysses Owens Jr. (drums), and Melissa Walker (vocals).
The band has performed at clubs in New York, where most of the musicians are based, and at major festivals like the Playboy Jazz Festival in Los Angeles or the James Moody Festival in Newark.
The band, alongside the Roy Hargrove Big Band and the Mingus Big Band have swung the pendulum back that pulled a little group of African-American Jazz.
They grew up into white standard famous music it was named the “Huge Band Era” or Swing Era of the mid-1930s to the late mid-1940s, making another enormous band sound that wires conventional Big Band long-structure organizations with more current post-Bop sound to during what.