Posted on 4/1/2010at 4:52 PM
SIRIUS XM's Real Jazz channel, SIRIUS channel 72 and XM channel 70, will launch a new show hosted by two time GrammyŽ Award-winning bassist-composer and Mack Avenue recording artist Christian McBride. Recorded in front of a live audience at various jazz clubs across the country, "The Lowdown: Conversations with Christian", will premiere this Saturday, April 3 at 1pm ET as part of SIRIUS XM's celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month. The show features onstage dialogues, comedy (yes, comedy!) and musical duets between McBride and his special guest artists. The first episode, featuring legendary jazz pianist Chick Corea, was recorded at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola.

About "The Lowdown: Conversations with Christian", McBride states: "I'm not only excited about being able to expose other facets of my personality, but also exposing different facets of the many diverse guests who will appear on the SIRIUS XM show. Imagine hearing Chick Corea talk about football, hearing Angelique Kidjo imitating a New York cab driver, and hearing Bill Charlap RAP! I mean, this show's special - if I must say so myself."

Other guests will include Roy Hargrove, Lou Donaldson, Bill Charlap and Angelique Kidjo. The concept for the program derived from a digital downloads duets and conversations project that McBride released on Mack Avenue (available on iTunes) called "Conversations With Christian." "The Lowdown: Conversations with Christian will air every Saturday at 1 pm ET on SIRIUS XM's Real Jazz.

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