Christian de Mesones
with Jay Jones, Curtis McCain, Elliot Levine, Mike Gamble, Rob Maletick, and Nia Simmons.
"They Call Me Big New York"
Join Christian at Blues Alley on July 10 for his CD Release Party & Birthday Bash! Christian will be performing songs from his debut solo project, "They Call Me Big New York", scheduled for release on 7/16/2019. Get your advance copy at the show! The band will include Debora Galan on vocals, Eddie Bacus, Jr. on soprano and alto saxophone and EWI, Dre King on trumpet, Craig Alston on tenor sax and bass, Elliot Levine on keyboards, Mike Gamble on electric and acoustic guitar, Curtis McCain on percussion, and Tim Steele on drums.
Big New York & the Smooth Jazz All-Starz
Bassist, composer, and band leader Christian de Mesones invites you to enjoy "A Smooth Funky Afternoon" featuring Big New York & the Smooth Jazz All-Starz", bringing his unique brand of Latin- and Funk-infused smooth jazz/neo soul,and a stellar lineup. Christian has wowed audiences throughout the DMV since 2015 with his personal vision for this group. Guest vocalist Nia Simmons and Timbale sensation Sergio Rosario join core band members Elliot Levine on keyboards, Eddie Baccus, Jr. on soprano, alto and tenor saxes, Mike Gamble on electric and acoustic guitars, Curtis McCain on percussion, with Carl "C-Man" Anderson on drums and a few surprise guests. Don't miss this opportunity to witness the "extraordinary talent and stage presence" of Big New York, and his musically gratifying show described as "simply astounding, and as moving as an earthquake," by Ron Jackson of TheSmoothJazzRide.com.
A Smooth Funky Evening with Big New York & the SJAS
Bassist, composer, and band leader Christian "Big New York" de Mesones returns to the Carlyle Club with "A Smooth Funky Evening with Big New York & the Smooth Jazz All-Starz", bringing his unique brand of Latin- and Funk-infused smooth jazz and a stellar lineup. Christian has wowed audiences throughout the DMV since 2015 with his personal vision for this group. When asked to explain that vision, he stated, "Everyone gets a spotlight in this band. I like to create excitement sonically, and that means mixing it up so the listening audience can get it's money's worth." Guest vocalist Nia Simmons and trumpeter Rob Zinn join core band members Elliot Levine on keyboards, Rob Maletick on soprano, alto and tenor saxes, Mike Gamble on electric and acoustic guitars, and Curtis McCain on percussion, with Chris "Biscuit" Bynum on drums and a few surprise guests. Don't miss this opportunity to witness the "extraordinary talent and stage presence" of Big New York, and his musically gratifying show described as "simply astounding, and as moving as an earthquake," by Ron Jackson of TheSmoothJazzRide.com.
RJS/VMFA Dominion Jazz Cafe' Series
Representing the D.C. area, these national recording musicians have a mission “to share the love of Smooth Jazz and keep instrumental music ALIVE!” Featuring Christian de Mesones on bass, Elliot Levine on keyboards, Rob Maletick on sax, Carl C-Man Anderson on drums, Curis McCain on percussion, and Mike Gable on guitar, with surprise special guest. Free Admission. Read more at https://www.vmfa.museum/calendar/events/jazz-cafe/#OxlUFKyeUuzu0jkv.99
Smooth & Funky Christmas 3 w/ Big New York & the Smooth Jazz All-Starz
Get Ready Maryland Live Casino! Big New York & the Smooth Jazz All-Starz bring a Smooth & Funky Christmas back to the DMV with special guests and a new set list. This is a FREE event!!! Expect a few surprises, with music from national recording artists Rob Zinn and Gary Palmer. Songbird Nia Simmons will be joining us also. The All-Starz include Elliot Levine, Mike Gamble, Rob Maletick, Tim Steele, and Christian de Mesones.
3rd Annual Southern Maryland Wine, Jazz, R&B and Funk Festival
Big New York & the Smooth Jazz All-Stars will be performing at 4:15 PM. Lineup: Christian de Mesones, Rob Maletick, Eddie Baccus, Jr., Elliot Levine, Curtis McCain, Mike Gamble, and William "Speedy" Truss, Jr.
Big New York & the Smooth Jazz All-Stars
Big New York & the Smooth Jazz All-Stars will be making their debut at the Carlyle Club for their Summer Concert Series! Tickets are $20; doors open at 6:30, show starts at 8:00.
Lake Arbor Jazz Festival
A Smooth & Funky Christmas 2
Back by popular demand!
A Smooth & Funky Christmas returns to Bethesda Blues and Jazz with a brand new show and three new guest artists!
The line-up for this event consists of multiple Billboard-charting artists with current airplay on the XM Sirius smooth jazz channel Watercolors. The instrumentation for the Christmas show is designed to engage and entice, provide dynamics, and allow for a truly unique musical experience. The All-Stars for this event are Willie Bradley on Trumpet, David Bach on Piano, Drew Davidsen on Guitar, Elliot Levine on Hammond organ and synthesizer, the triple-sax attack of Rob Maletick, Eddie Baccus, Jr., and Danny Kusz; Swiss Chris on drums, and Curtis McCain and Jesus Gonzalez on percussion. And making her debut at BBJ is guest vocalist Lindsey Webster.
These talented artists will charm and fascinate the audience with musical abilities that are beyond compare.
Big New York & Friends: A Christmas Brunch Celebration
CHRISTIAN "BIG NEW YORK" DE MESONES
Christian “Big New York” de Mesones has been playing bass guitar for over 30 years. He was only 18 years old when he graduated from the world famous Bass Institute of Technology (now the Musician’s Institute) in Hollywood, California where he had the opportunity to study and workshop with greats such as Abe Laboriel, Louis Johnson, Tim Bogart, Howard Alden, Steve Morse, Pat Metheny, and the late Tommy Tedesco and Ray Brown. By personal request from visiting guitar faculty member and legendary jazz guitarist Pat Martino, he performed an original composition for his graduation ceremony.
Join Christian and friends Elliot Levine, David Bach, Drew Davidsen, Swiss Chris, Curtis McCain, Jesus Gonzalez, and the double sax attack of Rob Maletick and Eddie Baccus jr. for a mix of Christmas favorites and Hits from the artist. *Special surprise guest too!
Drum & Bass Clinic
East Coast Drums will host a special drum and bass clinic featuring Christian "Big New York" de Mesones and "Swiss Chris", Berklee College of Music Instructor and Musical Director for John Legend. Additional details soon!
Jazz Legacy Foundation SATURDAY NIGHT JAM SESSION
(LEGACY LOUNGE - 1st FLOOR) 11pm-2am HOSTED BY: BRIAN LENAIR MARCUS ANDERSON ~ WILLIE BRADLEY ~ DEON YATES ~ CURTIS HARMON ~ DAVID P. STEVENS ~ CHRISTIAN de MESONES & (MANY SURPRISE GUESTS) CONTINUE YOUR NIGHT OF GREAT JAZZ ! MANY ARTISTS WILL STOP BY! GENERAL ADMISSION (SEATING IS NOT ASSIGNED AND SPACE IS LIMITED)
Groove Construction: An Interactive Bass Guitar Workshop
The Jazz Legacy Foundation Presents "groove Construction", an interactive bass guitar workshop, featuring Bass Institute of Technology (now Musicians Institute) graduate Christian "Big New York" de Mesones. Sponsored by Warwick, there will be giveaways, and participants can enter to win a Warwick Bass Combo Amplifier! All levels welcome, and bring your bass!
A Smooth & Funky Christmas
Kick off the holiday week with a celebration unlike any other! Enjoy hits from the artists and new renditions of holiday favorites. Featuring Christian "Big New York" de Mesones, Willie Bradley, Drew Davidsen, Elliot Levine, and the triple-sax attack of Rob Maletick, Eddie Baccus, Jr., and Keith Anderson. Tickets are $25, Doors @ 5:30. Dinner seating is limited, so reserve your table today!
Big New York and the Smooth Jazz All-Stars
Christian "Big New York" de Mesones returns to K2 Restaurant and Lounge with a brand new show, highlighting some of the best talent in the industry. Performing with Big New York will be Billboard chart-topper Willie Bradley on trumpet, and Montreux Jazz finalist, "the Soulful Nerd", Kenny Wesley. Returning to the stage with Christian are Elliot Levine, Jay Jones, Mike Gamble, and Curtis McCain, and for the first time, Christian brings a double-sax attack, featuring Rob Maletick and Eddie Baccus, Jr. Seating is limited, so reserve your table early.
$15 in advance// $20 at the door// Age limit: 21+
"Slap Happy" (Building Grooves Using Right & Left Hand Techniques)
Christian "Big New York" de Mesones is excited to participate in the Virginia Bass Forum's clinic series for a second time. He will be presenting "Slap Happy" - building grooves using various right and left hand techniques.
He will be sharing his personal approach to the old thumb and pluck, using various examples including altered tunings, palm muting, double stops, hammer ons and lift offs, ghost notes, and left and right hand slaps.
All who attend are invited to participate by writing their own grooves with the information shared! Drum loops in various genres will be provided, so expect to learn, share and have FUN!!
Special guest bassists will also be in attendance. Hosted by Brittany Frompovich, sponsored by Warwick.
$15.00 in advance, $20.00 at the door Age limit: All ages