MIAMI-DADE – Stanley Clarke, Grammy-winning bassist, producer and composer teams up with the award winning Harlem Quartet for a one evening performance Saturday, Nov. 2 at 8 p.m. at South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center.
Exploding into the jazz world in 1971, Clarke was among the first bassists in history to master both acoustic and electric bass with equal virtuosity, headline tours and selling out shows worldwide. In addition to his solo career and his innovative film and TV scores, his collaboration with other legends like George Duke, Chick Corea, Jeff Beck and others has expanded the boundaries of contemporary jazz.
The Harlem Quartet, resident ensemble at the New England Conservatory of Music’s Professional String Quartet Program, is a modern classical group that proves capable of nailing Clarke’s complex charts and demonstrates great capacity for content-rich improvisation. In June 2012, Clarke and the Harlem Quartet made their debut with the Montreal Jazz Festival.
The show is an official event of the Miami Nice Jazz Festival. To purchase tickets – $25-$46 – visit www.smdcac.org or call the Box Office at 786-573-5300. A select number of $5 tickets are available for ages 13-22 through CultureShockMiami.com. The Center is located at 10950 SW 211 St., Cutler Bay. For more information about the festival visit www.MiamiNiceJazzFestival.com.
The Miami Nice Jazz Festival is a partnership between Sister Cities Nice, France and Miami.