Writer, Musician James McBride To Perform At BC

Posted: September 19, 2013

Author, musician and screenwriter James McBride will present a lecture and perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 2 in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College.

McBride is best known for his memoir, “The Color of Water,” which remained on the New York Times bestseller list for two years.

McBride is also a former staff writer for The Boston Globe, People Magazine and The Washington Post. His work has appeared in Essence, Rolling Stone and The New York Times.

McBride toured as a saxophonist with jazz legend Jimmy Scott, among others, and has written music and lyrics for Anita Baker, Grover Washington Jr., Purafe and Gary Burton. He has also been featured on national radio and television in the United States, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

McBride is a native of New York who studied composition at The Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio and received his master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University. In addition, he holds several honorary doctorates and is currently a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University.

The program is free and open to the public.

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