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Christian McBride Performs With Billie Eilish On Saturday Night Live

December 18, 2023

The 8-time GRAMMY® Award winner Christian McBride performed with fellow GRAMMY® winning artist Billie Eilishthis weekend on Saturday Night Live. McBride brought his masterful bass performance skills to the Studio 8H stage supporting Eilish on performances of her hit GRAMMY® nominated song from the Barbie film soundtrack “What Was I Made For?” and the holiday classic “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.”

“Playing on SNL was a total thrill. Billie Eilish has become one of my favorite people to work with, and her entire family are the kindest people. Also, seeing everyone in the SNL band – many of whom are my good friends – was like a family reunion.”

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McBride first performed with Billie Eilish at a Tribute to Frank Sinatra and Peggy Lee at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles in July 2022. McBride led the Count Basie Orchestra as they accompanied Eilish on “Fever” and “Is That All There Is”. On “Fever,” Eilish was backed solely by Christian McBride, who also served as musical director and emcee for the show.