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Christian McBride & Robert Glasper

Christian and Robert discuss their upbringings, share advice for young jazz musicians, and the importance of knowing the history without getting held back by it.

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Christian McBride is the Artist Director of the Newport Jazz Festival. He has performed and recorded with Freddie Hubbard, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, Diana Krall, and many more.

Robert Glasper is an American pianist, record producer, songwriter, and musical arranger with a career that bridges several different musical and artistic genres, mostly centered around jazz. He has worked with Kendrick Lamar, Anderson .Paak, Herbie Hancock, Common and Talib Kweli amongst others.

Subject: In this video, Christian and Robert discuss their upbringings, share advice for young jazz musicians, and the importance of knowing your history without getting held back by it.

Age/Skill-Level Recommendation: Intended for beginner to advanced level music students, ages 14 and up.

Topics Discussed: Jazz history, performance, practicing, jazz education.

Recommended Use: We recommend this video be used to teach students of all skill levels who are interested in jazz music. The video teaches students the importance of jazz history and how innovation cannot happen without understanding the past.

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