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Mike Clark Russia Tour to Begin, as Owl CD Earns Raves from JAZZIZ and JazzTmes

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JAZZTIMES Magazine and JAZZIZ Magazine have weighed in with rave reviews for legendary drummer Mike Clark's Owl Studios debut, 'Carnival of Soul.' JazzTimes' Bill Milkowski described it as “emotionally charged...very satisfying." Jazziz's Ed Kopp added: “His masterful drum work should advance Clark's reputation as an all-around rhythm ace."

Clark has confirmed plans for a tour of Russia in October, to promote cultural diplomacy and to introduce audiences in Moscow, Siberia, St. Petersburg and elsewhere to his acclaimed music. Clark's Russia tour, sponsored by the U.S. State Department, will consist of the Mike Clark Organ Trio featuring Rob Dixon on tenor saxophone and Jerry Z on organ. Oct 1—Sochi; Oct 2- Novorossiysk; Oct 3—Krasnodar; Oct 5—Spaso House; Oct 6- 13 (Jazz Province Festival); Oct 14—The Moscow House of Music; Oct 16—Khantymansiysk; Oct 17—Surgut; Oct 19- Tumen; Oct 22- Novosibirsk; Oct 24- St Petersburg.

Owl Studios is an award-winning, independent record label, with an artist roster that includes a Grammy-nominated artist, two Independent Music Award winners, an American Pianists Association Jazz Fellowship recipient, and a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Performer Award recipient. In the short time since its inception, Owl Studios has become a well-respected, artist-friendly record label in the genres of Jazz, R&B, Neo Soul, Jazz Fusion and Jam Band. L

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.

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