Last year, the Christian McBride Trio released the album Out Here which was immediately nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Jazz Album. Naxt to McBride, the trio consists of young, promising musicians. The bassist teaches young musicians the art of playing true jazz by taking them under his wing and giving them the opportunity to grow to a beautiful future in jazz by letting them play in his bands. That way, he continues a tradition in which whole generations of jazz musicians learned the craft. As a seventeen-year-old bassist, McBride himself started out in Bobby Watson’s band.