Stanley Clarke & Hiromi

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September 23, 2023, 7:30 pm
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1310 11th St
Santa Monica, 90401
Stanley Clarke & Hiromi

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Two GRAMMYⓇ winning jazz greats are pairing up for a not-to-be-missed night of music.

Four-time GRAMMYⓇ Award-winning bassist, recording artist, and composer, Stanley Clarke partners with BroadStage in a three-year relationship as Artist in Residence. To launch the first season of this residency, Clarke and bursting-with- energy jazz pianist Hiromi will join forces for a show that is sure to have you dancing in your seat.

Clarke is one of the most celebrated and influential acoustic and electric bass players in the world. Hiromi is known for her virtuosic technique, energetic live performances, and blending of musical genres such as stride, post-bop, progressive rock, classical, and fusion in her compositions. Clarke and Hiromi have recorded and performed in the past. They won a GRAMMYⓇ Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album, The Stanley Clarke Band, featuring pianist Hiromi. They also recorded 2009’s Jazz in the Garden with drummer Lenny White. The duet has most recently performed at the London Palladium.

BroadStage Artist in Residence – Stanley Clarke

BroadStage has a robust history of presenting Jazz music. From Quincy Jones to Herb Alpert and Alfredo Rodriguez to Hiromi, a commitment to Jazz is deeply embedded in the organization’s DNA.

As we prepare for our 15th anniversary season, the cultural landscape of live performance calls for an effort to support the development of future audiences and artists who will sustain our work. There is no better partner to help us focus on this goal than four-time GRAMMYⓇ Award-winning bassist, recording artist, composer and Jazz legend Stanley Clarke.

A multi-year appointment of Stanley Clarke as Artist in Residence is an artist-centered partnership that includes performances, curation, and mentorship for Santa Monica College and SMMUSD music students. Co-designed by Clarke, BroadStage Activations staff and school faculty, the residency provides direct access and training by this iconic figure for students, who are on the cusp of professional careers.

As Stanley says, “There has never been a more important time to enliven the culture of creativity than the times we are currently living in. In the recent past we have suffered the loss of many of our important cultural spaces and creators. This presents a crucial moment for our city and for the future of the arts in general. It seems that technological advancement in the arts is taking people further away from the one-of-a-kind experience of being exposed to quality live music. Exposure to the arts at the highest levels is paramount to the spawning of the future of culture and the arts.”

Stanley Clarke & Hiromi