Christopher Lowell Clarke Quintet
Live on June 4th at the TAC JAZZ FEST!
Join us to see the Christopher Lowell Clarke Quintet at the TAC JAZZ FEST, June 4th at 5pm! This show will feature Sheldon Brown (tenor saxophone), Glen Pearson (piano), David Ewell (bass), and Al Marshall (drums).
Christopher Lowell Clarke began playing trumpet in the fourth grade. While attending School for the Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati, Ohio, he participated in the Symphonic Orchestra, Concert Band and Jazz Band. Before graduating from high school in 1989, Chris had an impressive list of performance credits with hit musicals such as The Music Man, Peter Pan, Ain't Misbehavin, Sophisticated Ladies, and The Wiz. He also had opportunities to perform with guest artists Bobby Shew and Joe Lovano. After high school, Chris attended the College Conservatory of Music, at University of Cincinnati, majoring in Jazz Studies and Studio Music Performance. There, he performed with many jazz greats including Joe Henderson, Slide Hampton, Byron Stripling, John Fedchock and Gordon Brisker. In 1992, Chris received the Fish Middleton Young Emerging Jazz Artist Scholarship and performed at the East Coast Jazz Festival in Rockridge, MD.
Anxious to sow his professional oats, Chris left school in 1993 and worked as a musician with Carnival Cruise Lines off and on for the next four years, living in Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles, and Puerto Rico. Chris moved to San Francisco in 1995 and immediately impacted the jazz scene, performing regularly with heavy weights like Bishop Norman Williams, Herbie Lewis and Eddie Marshall, just to name a few. In 1997 he traveled abroad with the Johnny Nocturne Band to perform at the Umbria Jazz Festival and in 1998 performed with the Contemporary Music Ensemble at the Monterey Jazz Festival and led his own quintet at the Fillmore Jazz Festival. In recent years, Chris and bassist DeWayne Oakley have received rave reviews for their outstanding duo performances. Now, one of the most sought after trumpet players in the Bay Area, Christopher continues to develop his professional career and showcase his compositional skills with his debut CD, "The Swooper".
The TAC JAZZ FEST is an ongoing festival at the Temescal Art Center (511 48th St, Oakland, CA) presented by Jazz in the Neighborhood. Free jam sessions at 2pm hosted by incredible Bay Area musicians, and two ticketed evening concerts each day at 5pm and 7:30pm (limited seating). Advance tickets are $15, and door tickets will be $20. Pre-sale ends an hour before the show, so make sure to reserve your tickets early and receive the discounted price!
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