IMAC TO PRESENT A CONCERT WITH LEGENDARY BASSIST
STANLEY CLARKE & BAND
1 Grammy Award, 7 Grammy Nominations, 3 Emmy Nominations,
Rolling Stone's first "Jazz Man of the Year",
Playboy's Music Award-"Best Bassist" 10 straight years,
Bass Players Magazine's 2006 Lifetime Achievement Award honoree & member of Guitar Player Magazine's "Gallery of Greats"
Saturday, March 14th, 2009 at 8PM
Tickets: $50.00 Full Price / $37.50 IMAC Members
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On Saturday, March 14th, 2009 at 8PM, the Inter-Media Art Center (also known as “IMAC”) in Huntington, Long Island will present an evening with legendary bassist Stanley Clarke and his band.
Recording artist, performer, composer, conductor, arranger, producer and film score composer, Stanley Clarke is one of the most celebrated bass players in the world. Known for his ferocious dexterity and consummate musicality, Clarke is a true pioneer in jazz and jazz fusion. Unquestionably, he has attained “living legend” status during his 36-year career as a bass virtuoso. In 1971 the jazz world immediately recognized the dexterity and complete musicality Stanley Clarke possessed when he first arrived on the scene fresh from the Philadelphia Academy of Music. He instantly began working with great bandleaders of the time such as: Horace Silver, Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, Joe Henderson, Pharaoh Saunders, Gil Evans, Stan Getz and Chick Corea.
An expert at crafting bass lines and as a timekeeper in the traditional bass role, Clarke pushed himself towards perfection with relentless attention to be the best. His efforts catapulted him to the front of the stage as a viable melodic bass soloist where his dream manifested first within the company of Chick Corea, Lenny White and Al Di Meola in the Grammy Award Winning jazz-fusion band – Return to Forever. Stanley Clarke became the first bassist in history who could double on acoustic and electric bass with equal ferocity, as well as the first bassist ever to headline tours, selling out shows worldwide. In 1976, Clarke recorded what is now considered to be the must-know bass anthem, “School Days.” To this day, accomplished and aspiring bassists continue to imitate his style seeking to master his pioneered percussive slap funk technique. (Full bio @ www.stanleyclarke.com)
Tickets for this performance are $50.00 ($37.50 for IMAC Members). For tickets or further information on this performance, or on other IMAC programs, call IMAC's 24-hour Arts-Line at (631) 549-ARTS. Tickets can also be purchased at the theater from noon to 6PM, Tuesday through Friday, 2PM to 6PM on Saturdays and after 2PM on the day of the performances or online at www.imactheater.org. For further information, call IMAC's business office at (631) 549-9666.
The Inter-Media Art Center, Inc. is a non-profit Media and Performing Arts Center whose programs and services are supported in part by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts (a state agency), Suffolk County Office of Cultural Affairs, the Town of Huntington, by a grant from The Harmon Foundation, as well as by the Members of IMAC. IMAC also gratefully acknowledges support from Korg USA, The Emily T. Allen & Linda P. Allen and F. Towne Allen Charitable Gift Fund at The Boston Foundation, The D’Addario Foundation for the Performing Arts, JBL Pro, The Lowerre Family Trust, Branch Financial Services and Olivia and Harlan Fischer.