Legendary bassist Stanley Clarke will return to Europe with his band this summer for a series of concerts in Spain, The Netherlands, Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria and the UK.
Stanley Clarke (Philadelphia, 1951) is for the bass guitar what Billy Cobham is for the drums: a shining example for a whole generation of jazz fusion musicians. During the 1970′s Clarke was seen along with Jaco Pastorius as one of the major innovators in bringing the Bass Guitar to the forefront of fusion music. Stanley Clarke came to prominence for his work with Chick Corea’s “Return to Forever”, George Duke and his legendary solo album School Days.
In early 2015 the Stanley Clarke Band released their most recent album “Up” (Mack Avenue) focusing on the older School Days repertoire, complemented by a number of new pieces. Walter Atkins wrote in a review published on the All About Jazz website “UP emphatically confirms Stanley Clarke’s continuous crusade for musical liberation through his prodigious talent and innovative spirit.”
Joining Stanley on the Tour is: Cameron Graves – Keyboards, Beka Gochiashvili – piano, keyboards and Michael Mitchell – drums.
Festival de Jazz de Vitoria-Gasteiz – Spain
Lantaren Venster – Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Quasimodo – Berlin, Germany
Herford Musik Kontor – Herford, Germany
229 The Venue – London, United Kingdom
Gorilla – Manchester, United Kingdom
The Fleece – Bristol, United Kingdom
Fort de France, Martinique, Jardins du Park Aime Cesaire – France
La Belle Angele, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, United Kingdom
Porgy & Bess – Vienna, Austria
Langnau Kupferschmeide -Jazz Nights Langnau, Switzerland
Marciac Chapiteau – France
More Information on the Stanley Clarke Website