Several jazz legends will perform at “The Nights of Vocal Jazz and Acoustic Jazz Tradition” that will take place at Kombank Dvorana and Dom Omladine from October 23rd to 27th, including Dianne Reeves, the Mingus Big Band, the legendary saxophonist Charles Lloyd and bass player Stanley Clarke with his band.
Stanley Clarke Thanks gained his initial experience by playing the double bass with legends such as Horace Silver, Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, Gil Evans and Stan Getz, Clarke received a classical education that sets him apart from other bassists, clearly identifying him as a jazz musician who seeks new ways of expression, combining jazz and rock sensibilities.
When his album “Return to Forever” was at the height of its popularity, Clarke embarked on a parallel solo career, becoming the first fusion bass player to have obtained gold records and went on world tours.
His song “School Days” has become one of the greatest fusion hits of all time.
In addition to his prolific collaboration with Chick Corea in “Return to Forever”, he has shone in numerous all-star jazz shows, such as the “Clarke-Duke Project”, with George Duke, the SMW trio, with Markus Miller and Victor Wooten, and has toured with Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter.
He has also collaborated with many of the great rock artists, including Paul McCartney, Stuart Copeland, Jeff Beck, Ron Wood and Kit Richards.
Stanley Clarke is a three-time Grammy winner, has two honorary doctorates, is the recipient of the Miles Davis Award and awards from Bass Player magazine.
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