Jazz & Blues
SAT, JAN 16, 2021

The Stanley Clarke Band

“King of Funk ’n’ Roll.” — LA Herald Examiner

“Can toss off more good bass lines in one night than most rock bassists do in an entire career.” — Washington Star

The Broad Stage - Main Stage
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Who better to lead the ultimate “welcome back” evening than Broad Stage-favorite and four-time GRAMMY® winner Stanley Clarke? The acoustic and electric bass legend never fails to delight and uplift his audiences with unmatched musicianship, performing alongside his band of eclectic and diverse protégés.


Los Angeles Sentinel on how Stanley Clarke Changed Bass Playing

“I didn’t want to walk around carrying those large instruments so I chose the bass. It was a difficult instrument to learn. It always had a sense of uniqueness because no one picked it out. I wanted more than anything to get this thing to sound like music.” Read more here.

NPR: Over the Course of 50 Years Stanley Clarke Has Mastered the Bass

A regular performer at World Café, Stanley Clarke played a pivotal role in making jazz fusion one of the largest music genres of the 1970’s. Enjoy an album breakdown of Clarke’s work with NPR here.


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