N.J. jazz vet Christian McBride wins 5th Grammy (via NJ)

Christian McBride, a renowned jazz bassist and Montclair resident, scored a Grammy Award Monday night, for Best Improvised Jazz Solo. 

The genre veteran’s win is tied to a tune called “Cherokee,” off his 2015 album “Live at the Village Vanguard,” released under the Christian McBride Trio.  

The golden trophy is the fifth for McBride, 43, who has since attending Juilliard, has performed with numerous notable jazz ensembles, and industry icons including Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea and Wynton Marsalis.

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