Joe McBride at Chocolate Secrets

Event Details

Joe McBride at Chocolate Secrets

Time: April 21, 2018 from 7:30pm to 11pm
Location: Chocolate Secrets
Street: 3926 Oak Lawn Ave.
City/Town: Dallas
Website or Map: http://www.mychocolatesecrets…
Phone: (214) 252-9801
Event Type: concert
Organized By: Chocolate Secrets
Latest Activity: Mar 31, 2018

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

Now Available

Highly Recommended:

JAZZBLAST: On-Sale Now!

Featured Foodie Feed: CraveDFW

Patio Dining for Late Summer Shenanigans at North Italia

Late summer means longer days best spent sipping cocktails and breaking bread, al fresco style! Whether it’s a post-work happy hour, a weekend brunch with friends, or a special sunset date night, North Italia Dallas’ lush patio makes for the prime spot … Continue reading

Thirsty Lion Gastropub Open in Preston Hollow Village

Thirsty Lion Gastropub, a restaurant concept known for its from-scratch cooking and seasonal menus with fresh and local ingredients and extensive craft cocktails & beer menu, opened its fourth North Texas location, its first in the city of Dallas. Thirsty … Continue reading

 FREE ICE CREAM SANDWICH for every guest who asks at Kenny’s Burger Joint now through Sunday

Kenny Bowers has decided between the hot temperatures, the political strife in the country and everything else going on that people need a break. Bowers remembers the good old days, when summer meant nothing more stressful than chasing the ice … Continue reading

The Margarita – A Texas Tradition

A margarita on the rocks is the most traditional way to make a margarita cocktail, one that every Texan should master. Making a homemade margarita on the rocks is simple. Basic recipes combine tequila, triple sec, and fresh lime juice … Continue reading

Dallas Hale Adds Yoshi Shabu Shabu to his Portfolio

Yoshi Shabu Shabu is a traditional hot pot restaurant that serves thinly sliced meats and vegetables that are cooked quickly in broth and paired with delicious dipping sauces. With locations in Plano and Richardson, Yoshi is a popular go-to for … Continue reading

Communicating Jazz:

© 2022   Created by Uptown Jazz Dallas IJF.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service