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A Journey in music with Jazz Artist Christian “Big New York” de Mesones

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Christian “Big New York” de Mesones has been playing bass guitar for over 40 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. Christian has been part of several musical groups all over the country, including bands out of Hawaii, Hollywood, New York City, and Richmond, Virginia, and has performed a wide variety of musical styles.  He laid tracks for local hip-hop artists, and played with various groups, performing R&B, Caribbean, Latin, and Smooth Jazz.  As bassist for Big Patt & Legion, he opened for several national recording artists such as Down to the Bone, Marion Meadows, Bob Baldwin, Chuck Brown, and Roberta Flack.  Christian has returned to his roots, focusing on the deeply personal Latin, funk, and rock influences that shaped his love for musical composition.  He spent 2018 performing locally/composing/recording his debut solo release, “They Call Me Big New York”.  Christian has been independently releasing singles since 2015, beginning with “Good Old Days”.  “Latin Jive Redux”, a 2017 remix of the Groove Skool song “Latin Jive” Christian’s musical evolution was on full display as he made his solo debut to a sold-out crowd at Blues Alley in July 2019, celebrating the upcoming release of "They Call Me Big New York".  In 2020 a release of “Big Tall Wish”. Now updated for 2021, the new single release of 'Sexy Beast' this smooth, funky summer jam has a mid-tempo, danceable groove accompanied by trumpet and saxophone melodies by Bill McGee and Rob Maletick.

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