CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE & FODERA GUITARS CREATE STUDENT AWARD
Posted on 6/29/2011at 6:20 PM
In his role of Artistic Chair at Jazz House Kids, Christian McBride has mentored hundreds of students. "Jazz House Kids has always helped young musicians find their voice, and part of finding that voice is the basic tool of a working instrument," said McBride. "With this award, we can literally change someone's life. An already promising future for a young musician looks even better with a quality instrument."
World-class Brooklyn-based Fodera has been making hand-built electric guitars and basses since 1983. Owning a Fodera is special - less than 200 are made each year and are played and revered by some of the best bass and guitar players in the world. Fodera's highly skilled artisans collaborate with musicians to construct handmade bass guitars and solid body electric guitars that are works of art, responding and resonating like no other instruments available on the market today.
Rafael Vasquez, a bass guitarist at Rosa L. Parks School of Fine and Performing Arts in Paterson, NJ and student at Jazz House Kids, is the recipient of the first annual Christian McBride-Fodera Guitars Award.
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