Bass Player Presents is proud to welcome Lifetime Achievement Award winner Stanley Clarke for five shows over a three-day span from Friday, June 19th through Sunday, June 21st at Yoshi’s in Oakland’s Jack London Square. BP will be onsite Saturday and Sunday nights with free copies of the latest issue plus the March issue (Clarke cover story), and goodies provided by sponsor D’Addario/Planet Waves. In the March cover feature, BP Editor Chris Jisi wrote:
“Stanley Clarke forever changed the way the acoustic and electric basses are viewed as solo and support instruments, thanks to innovative techniques and designs that pushed the bass guitar up in range, as well as the way bassists are viewed as legitimate composers and bandleaders. Clarke moved on from being a root rebel and a cornerstone figure in the birth of electric jazz and fusion (as a member of Return To Forever and as a solo artist) to a Grammy-winning career as a producer, a film and television composer, arranger, and conductor, and a collaborator in jazz (Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter), rock (Paul McCartney, Ron Wood, Jeff Beck), R&B/funk (George Duke, Chaka Khan), classical (The Rite of Strings) and, yes, bass (Larry Graham, SMV with Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten). The new millennium hasn’t slowed down Stanley at all, with nonstop touring, scoring, and collaborating built around five solo sides. His latest, Up, is a star-staffed summary of all his career stopping points on both instruments.”
Take a look in the studio as Stanley Clarke and his band are joined by guests from Stewart Copeland to Joe Walsh on the new album, Up.
If you’re planning to be in the San Francisco Bay Area over the third weekend in June, make plans to eat dinner and catch Stanley Clarke at Yoshi’s, where the Japanese cuisine is as fine as the jazz room’s acoustics.
Get more information and tickets HERE.
Bass Player Presents Stanley Clarke
Friday, June 19 through Sunday, June 21
510 Embarcadero West
Jack London Square
Oakland, CA 94607
8pm and 10pm shows Friday, June 19
7:30pm and 9:30pm shows Saturday, June 20
7pm and 9pm shows Sunday, June 21
For a chance to win a pair of tickets to see Stanley Clarke click HERE and put “Stanley” in the subject of your email. Winner must provide own transportation to Yoshi’s in Oakland, California, and have his or her own accommodations in the Bay Area over the weekend of June 19-21. Good luck! Again, that email is firstname.lastname@example.org.