Playing a tribute to Ray Charles!!
Vocalist, pianist, & Heads Up Recording Artist returns back to Cleveland for one concert on the Nighttown Stage!
Featuring: Joe McBride-piano & vocals, TBA-bass, TBA-drums.
Not even blindness can stop Joe McBride. His status as one of today’s most popular contemporary jazz musicians is rooted in a solid foundation of talent. Born in 1963 in Fulton, Missouri, he began playing piano at age four and started singing in high school. As a teenager, McBride contracted a degenerative eye disease and eventually lost his eyesight, but his passion for music was never impaired. He continued his studies at the Missouri School for the Blind and at Webster University in suburban St. Louis. McBride trekked to the sunny shores of San Diego for a while before enrolling at North Texas State University to study jazz and performance.
Joe McBride has released seven highly acclaimed CD's, including his latest "Looking For a Change" on Concord/Heads Up International records.
McBride added another significant title to his impressive discography with the July 2009 release of Lookin’ for a Change. On this recording he features songs originally written and recorded by a range of pop luminaries, including Gnarls Barkley, Coldplay, John Mayer, Seal and Jill Scott, and reinterprets them via straightahead jazz arrangements.
“To be honest, I really wanted to try to reach a different audience with my new album,” McBride says. “I’m all about growth. It’s all about making the old things new. It’s okay to look back for just a moment, but the more important idea is to keep our eyes on the future.”
This will be Joe's first concert back in Cleveland in over two years. Don't miss the return of the fantastic Joe McBride to Nighttown!