Joe McBride

Sunday, April 7 / 10:00 a.m. doors, buffet / 11:30 a.m. show
Smooth Jazz JJZ Sunday Brunch
JOE McBRIDE & THE TEXAS RHYTHM CLUB: UNCHAIN MY HORNS!
featuring The BERKS HORNS: MIKE ANDERSON, ROB DIENER, CHUCK GOTTESMAN, SKIP SPRATT, ANDY MOHLER
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Grand Ballroom
Tickets:
$51 (Reserved Seating)


Pianist/keyboardist/composer/vocalist Joe McBride’s incredible program Unchain My Horns! featuring his long-time Texas Rhythm Club band pays tribute to “Brother Ray.”

McBride’s interpretations of Ray Charles’ classics orchestrated for an eight-piece ensemble have been critically acclaimed in the United States, Europe, Israel and South Africa.

His repertoire for this program has many twists and turns and the repertoire includes the music of the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Luther Vandross, Prince, Al Green, Bob Marley and others. The arrangements are unique, outstanding and fresh.

McBride’s earliest influences were gospel music, bebop, straight-ahead jazz, Motown, R&B and funk. As a teenager, McBride began singing and playing at jazz clubs. Around this time, he was stricken with a degenerative eye disease that eventually claimed his sight, but his passion for music didn’t diminish.

He has recorded nine albums as a leader and has recorded and performed with the who’s who of jazz and R&B including Philip Bailey, Dave Koz, Grover Washington Jr., Peter White, Rick Braun, Kirk Whalum, Jonathan Butler and Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

McBride’s earliest influences were gospel music, bebop, straight-ahead jazz, Motown, R&B and funk. As a teenager, McBride began singing and playing at jazz clubs. Around this time, he was stricken with a degenerative eye disease that eventually claimed his sight, but his passion for music didn’t diminish.

The Berks Horns are Mike Anderson on saxophone, Rob Diener on trumpet, Chuck Gottesman on trumpet, Skip Spratt on saxophone and Andy Mohler on saxophone.