Mack Avenue Records bassist Christian McBride received his first GRAMMY® Award as a leader at the 54th Annual GRAMMY® Awards on Sunday in Los Angeles. McBride won in the “Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album” category for his big band debut, The Good Feeling.
“The project couldn’t be more aptly titled,” states McBride, reflecting on the win. “That’s exactly how I feel!”
“As one of the most prolific musicians of his generation, Christian has won several GRAMMY® Awards as a sideman but had never been nominated as a leader,” states Denny Stilwell, President of Mack Avenue Records. “When news broke that he received his first nomination for the ambitious big band project, we were thrilled for him. And now that he has won, we are even more thrilled. Congratulations, Christian!” Continue reading