Legendary drummer Mike Clark is proud to present an All-Star line-up at New York's Iridium Jazz Club, from October 28th through October 31st. As conceived by Clark, the shows will feature many of the performers from his acclaimed '08 CD, 'Blueprints of Jazz.' Newly re-imagined as 'Mike Clark's Indigo Blue,' the killer band for NYC will be: Mike Clark (drums,) Christian McBride (bass,) Nicholas Payton (trumpet,) Donald Harrison (alto sax,) Rob Dixon (tenor sax) and Antonio Farao (a dynamic pianist from Italy who has been dubbed 'the Italian Herbie Hancock').
'Mike Clark's Indigo Blue': Nicholas Payton, Christian McBride, Donald Harrison, Rob Dixon, Antonio Farao OCTOBER 28-31, 2010 Iridium Jazz Club 1650 Broadway New York City Tickets: 212-582-2121
Clark has been on a roll in recent months, with rave reviews describing his Owl Studios CD 'Carnival of Soul' as one of the best jazz albums to be released this year." The album jumped to #8 on a recent JazzWeek chart, and upcoming coverage includes print editions of Jazziz, JazzTimes, All About Jazz NY and more. See some recent placements, including ALLMUSIC and ModernDrummer, below.
More about Mike Clark:
Mike Clark gained worldwide recognition as one of America's foremost jazz and funk drummers while playing with Herbie Hancock's group in the early 1970's. Mike became known as a major innovator through his incisive playing on Hancock's 'Thrust' album, which garnered him an international cult following. Mike has performed with jazz greats such as Herbie Hancock, Chet Baker, Tony Bennett, Wayne Shorter, Joe Henderson, Bobby Hutcherson, Woody Shaw, Larry Coryell, Jack Wilkins, Wallace Roney, Geri Allen, Billy Childs, James Genus, Bob Hurst, Chris Potter, Onaje Allan Gumbs, Bobby McFerrin, Al Jarreau, Dave Liebman, Nat Adderly, Oscar Brown Jr., Bill Doggett, Mose Allison, Maxine Brown, Gil Evans and his orchestra, and did a stint with Brand X, the acclaimed British fusion band, founded by Phil Collins. He has performed throughout the world at all of the major jazz venues and festivals.