Joe McBride at Chocolate Secrets

Event Details

Joe McBride at Chocolate Secrets

Time: May 13, 2018 from 12pm to 3:30pm
Location: Chocolate Secrets
Street: 3926 Oak Lawn Ave.
City/Town: Dallas
Phone: 2142529801
Event Type: concert
Organized By: Chocolate Secrets
Latest Activity: May 2

Export to Outlook or iCal (.ics)

Event Description

Born and raised in Fulton, MO, keyboardist/singer Joe McBride began playing the piano at age four. His earliest influences were gospel music, bebop, straight-ahead jazz, Motown, and '70s R&B and funk. As a teenager, he began singing and playing at jazz clubs. Around this time, McBride was stricken with a degenerative eye disease that eventually claimed his sight, but his passion for music didn't diminish. He continued his musical studies at the Missouri School for the Blind and Webster University in suburban St. Louis, where he majored in jazz performance. He also attended the University of North Texas. Around 1983, McBride trekked to San Diego, CA, a bastion of smooth jazz radio.

In 1985, what was original ly planned as a two-week Dallas visit evolved into an abundant opportunity. He was flooded with performing offers, leading to McBride becoming a popular musician of the city's jazz club scene.Soon he met a young trumpeter Dave Love and they became friends. Love eventually started the Heads Up International label, and signed him to a record deal. In 1992, the keyboardist was featured on Heads Up labelmate Kenny Blake's debut, Interior Design, and began touring with the Heads Up Superband along with Blake, Gerald Veasley, and Henry Johnson. McBride has also been the opening act for Whitney Houston, Larry Carlton, and the Yellowjackets. His reputation has reached overseas, making McBride a favorite in Europe and Spain.

McBride's debut album, Grace, released in 1992, instantly made him a core artist at smooth jazz radio. McBride's other albums released during the '90s include A Gift for Tomorrow (1994), Keys to Your Heart (1996), and Double Take (1998). A stellar guest list of artists that have appeared on his releases includes Grover Washington, Jr., Richard Elliot, Phil Perry, Peter White, Dave Koz, Rick Braun, and Larry Carlton, among others.
At the start of the 21st century, McBride's long sought-after dream was realized: an album that featured his band, the Texas Rhythm Club. His CD Texas Rhythm Club was recorded in his home base of Dallas and issued by Heads Up International on June 27, 2000. His recorded output has continued during the new millennium, as 2002 saw the release of Keepin' It Real, while Texas Hold'em came out in 2005. Lookin' for a Change appeared in 2009 from Heads Up Records.

Comment Wall

Comment

RSVP for Joe McBride at Chocolate Secrets to add comments!

Join Uptown Jazz Dallas Organization

Attending (1)

Members

#ThisIsDallasJazz

Now available for purchase/download:

 

Featured Foodie Feed: CraveDFW

Picolé Pops Cure August, Opening in Deep Ellum Today

by Steven Doyle Who doesn’t love a fantastic frozen confection? Mix in some exotic fruit and a touch of booze and you have an instant party. This is what Picolé Pops is all about. With a location in Bishop Arts on … Continue reading

2018 State Fair Fried Finalists Announced

On Sunday, August 26, three winners will be crowned in the categories of: “Best Taste – Sweet,” “Best Taste – Savory,” and “Most Creative.” The competition began in early July with an impressive 49 entries represented by 30 concessionaires. Of those entries, 31 … Continue reading

Ka-Tip to Open at Dallas Farmers Market

by Steven Doyle This past weekend Ka-Tip, the future Thai restaurant that will occupy a space street-level in the Harvest Lofts at the Dallas Farmers Market, previewed their menu to a capacity crowd at Taco y Vino in Oak Oak … Continue reading

Riscky’s Celebrates 91 Years With New Menu Items

by Claire Monahan Riscky’s was founded in 1927 by Polish immigrants, Mary and Joe Riscky, who opened its first location – Riscky’s Grocery & Market – on Azle Avenue on the northside of Fort Worth, Texas.  This original location is … Continue reading

Free Virtual Vacation to Alabama Coast August 25th at Klyde Warren

The Alabama Tourism Department will take to the streets of Dallas to show people what a trip to Alabama’s Gulf Coast could be like. Park-goers can take a mini-vacation on Saturday, August 25th from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. as they … Continue reading

Communicating Jazz:

© 2018   Created by Uptown Jazz Dallas IJF.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service