Event Details

Joe McBride

Time: June 16, 2018 from 7:30pm to 11pm
Location: Chocolate Secrets
Street: 3926 Oak Lawn Ave
City/Town: Dallas
Website or Map: http://www.mychocolatesecrets…
Phone: 2142529801
Event Type: concert
Organized By: Chocolate Secrets
Latest Activity: Jun 3

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.

For more info,please visit www.joemcbridejazz.com

Comment Wall

Comment

RSVP for Joe McBride to add comments!

Join Uptown Jazz Dallas Organization

Attending (1)

Members

#ThisIsDallasJazz

Now available for purchase/download:

 

Featured Foodie Feed: CraveDFW

Kaboom Town Fireworks July 3rd – Win VIP Passes!

by Steven Doyle For those new to North Texas we have a tradition for our celebration of July 4th that has actually made worldwide news. The Kaboom Town fireworks is considered in the top ten of Independence Day displays in … Continue reading

Five Austin Breweries Not To Miss

Austin may be known more for brisket than brews, but the emerging craft beer scene has exploded in Texas’ capital. Visitors looking to taste some local flavors will find plenty of beers from Texas and Austin, in addition to delicious international … Continue reading

Twin Peaks Annual Bikini Contest June 26

Things are heating up this summer for Twin Peaks’ annual national bikini contest. On Tuesday, June 26, 82 Twin Peaks Girls from across the country will walk the runway at The Bomb Factory in Dallas to compete for the title of Miss Twin Peaks 2018. An expert … Continue reading

Bobby Flay Checks In With Summer Ready Grilling Advice

by Steven Doyle Bobby Flay may not be able to take down our Texas giants in the kitchen, but the man can undoubtedly grill. Just don’t ask him to haul Elk carcasses to the back yard. This is the perfect … Continue reading

11 Supreme Salads Dallas Has To Offer To Stay Cool This Summer

by Steven Doyle It has been plenty hot in North Texas with more rage from the sun on its way before we enter into our odd fall-like weather. There are a few ways to cool off, besides hitting the beach … Continue reading

Communicating Jazz:

© 2018   Created by Uptown Jazz Dallas IJF.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service