(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —
The board of directors of the The Jazz Museum in Harlem (JMIH) has appointed Christian McBride to assume the office of co-director. He will work with Loren Schoenberg, the museum's executive director. McBride will bring his extensive experience as a premier educator, producer and internationally acclaimed bandleader/bassist to the museum.
Leonard Garment, chairman of the board of JMIH said, “it gives me great pleasure to announce Christian McBride’s appointment. His tremendous career up until this point makes his coming aboard all the more exciting. His energy and intelligence will help us realize our dream as it continues to morph into a reality.”
“Few musicians have as broad a range of ability and talent as Christian does," said Schoenberg. "Saying that I am looking forward to working with Christian would be an understatement. He’s a true giant.”
“I am honored to join this team," said McBride. "We’re going to make this museum happen in a way that does honor to the musicians who created it, and we're going to do it right here in Harlem, where it belongs.”
The Jazz Museum in Harlem is a not-for-profit arts organization dedicated to building a world-class jazz museum in Harlem. They are currently presenting Harlem Speaks twice a month, an interview series saluting people who have made a change in the world and who love jazz. –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen