A CELEBRATION OF BILLIE HOLLIDAY
@ THE APOLLO THEATER
JIMMY HEATH BIG BAND
FEB 26 - MAR 1
RON CARTER QUARTET
DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER
ROY HAYNES 90TH BIRTHDAY
FEAT. PAT METHENY & CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE (3/13),
ROY HARGROVE (3/14),
SAVION GLOVER (3/15) & MORE
JAMES MOODY 90TH BIRTHDAY
FEAT. JAMES CARTER, JON FADDIS,
WALLACE RONEY, NAJEE, RUSSELL MALONE,
DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER, RANDY BRECKER
ANTONIO HART & MORE
DONALD HARRISON FEAT.
LEO NOCENTELLI (The Meters),
FRED WESLEY (James Brown),
CHRISTIAN SCOTT & MORE
MICHEL CAMILO "THREE + THREE"
THE BAD PLUS
APRIL 28 - MAY 3
THE DIZZY GILLESPIE AFRO CUBAN EXPERIENCE
ODEAN POPE SAX CHOIR
W/ JAMES CARTER & RAVI COLTRANE
DAVE HOLLAND & PRISM
|STANLEY CLARKE, BETTY LaVETTE & MORE @ HIGHLINE BALLROOM
Doors Open at 6:00PM
This show is at the Highline Ballroom in the Meatpacking District
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|Stanley Clarke Trio, Betty LaVette & More @ Highline Ballroom
Four-time Grammy Award Winner Stanley Clarke has attained “living legend” status during his over 40-year career as a bass virtuoso. He is the first bassist in history who doubles on acoustic and electric bass with equal ferocity and the first bassist ever to headline tours, selling out shows worldwide to this day. A veteran of over 40 albums, he most recently won the 2011 Best Contemporary Jazz Album Grammy Award for The Stanley Clarke Band. Clarke co-founded the seminal fusion group Return to Forever with Chick Corea and Lenny White. In 2012 Return to Forever won a Grammy Award and Latin Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album,Forever.
Stanley Clarke Trio
featuring The Harlem String Quartet
with Very Special Guest Bettye LaVette
Clarke’s creativity has been recognized and rewarded in every way imaginable: gold and platinum records, Grammy Awards, Emmy nominations, virtually every readers and critics poll in existence, and more. He was Rolling Stone’s very first Jazzman of the Year and bassist winner of Playboy’s Music Award for ten straight years. Clarke was honored with Bass Player Magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Award and is a member of Guitar Player Magazine’s “Gallery of Greats.” In 2004 he was featured in Los Angeles Magazine as one of the Top 50 Most Influential People. He was honored with the key to the city of Philadelphia and put his hands in cement as a 1999 inductee into Hollywood’s “Rock Walk” on Sunset Boulevard. In 2011 he was honored with the highly prestigious Miles Davis Award at the Montreal Jazz Festival for his entire body of work. Most recently Clarke won Downbeat Magazine’s Reader’s and Critic’s Poll for Best Electric Bass Player.
An accomplished film and TV composer of over 65 projects, his credits include Boyz N The Hood,the Tina Turner biopic What’s Love Got To Do With It, Romeo Must Die and The Transporter. He has garnered three Emmy Nominations and a BMI Award for his scoring.
Born in Philadelphia, Clarke has been a constant force of nature in American music since the early 1970s with the success of the jazz-fusion group Return To Forever. That accomplishment gave way to a number of extremely successful solo albums for Clarke. Along the way, he has collaborated with Quincy Jones, Stan Getz, Art Blakey, Paul McCartney, Jeff Beck, Keith Richards, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, The Police, Herbie Hancock and many more, and has shared the stage with Bob Marley and Miles Davis.