Seven-time Grammy winner Christian McBride is one of the most respected jazz musicians of the past three decades. Born and bred in Philadelphia, the bassist is a force of nature, playing with a fiery virtuosity and a deep sense of adventure at the same time. McBride has not only played with jazz icons like Freddie Hubbard, Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock, but also with pop, soul and hip hop stars like Sting, James Brown and The Roots. With an unstoppable energy and boundless love for swing, McBride flies from one project to the next. At NN North Sea Jazz he will perform with his acoustic quintet Inside Straight. Their debut album Kind Of Brown appeared in 2009. The compositions of this acclaimed ensemble contain complex rhythms and harmonies as well as rich melodies, and everything is played with an incredible amount of versatility. Last year, Christian McBride Inside Straight released the album Live At The Village Vanguard.