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While often referred to as the “Tony Williams of funk,” Mike Clark considers jazz his first love. He gained worldwide recognition as one of America’s foremost jazz and funk drummers while playing with Herbie Hancock in the early seventies. His incisive playing on Hancock’s “Actual Proof” garnered him an international cult following and influenced generations of drummers.
Mike has performed with such well-known jazz greats as Herbie Hancock, Christian McBride, Chet Baker, John Scofield, Nicholas Payton, Tony Bennett, Wayne Shorter, Joe Henderson, Eddie Henderson, Bobby Hutcherson, Vince Guaraldi, Woody Shaw, Donald Harrison, Albert King, Larry Coryell, Mike Wolff, Wallace Roney, Billy Childs, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Chris Potter, Bobby McFerrin, Nat Adderly, Oscar Brown Jr., and Gil Evans and his Orchestra.
For more information go to www.drummermikeclark.com.
Vic Juris recorded with Richie Cole during 1976–78 and released his debut album as a leader, Road Song, in 1979. In the early 1980s, he turned to acoustic guitar in duos with Larry Coryell and Biréli Lagrène, and in the late 1980’s he worked with Gary Peacock’s band. Since 1991 he has spent much of his career with saxophonist David Liebman.
During the 1990s, he worked as sideman with Lee Konitz and Peggy Stern (1992), Benny Waters (1993), Jeanie Bryson(1993–94), Gary Peacock (since 1994), Steve LaSpina (since 1995), Judi Silvano (1996), Ken Serio (1996, 2007) and Joe Locke (1998).
For more about Vic, go to www.vicjurisjazz.com
Jerry Z represents a sophisticated and modern approach to the Hammond B3 and has been an intrinsic part of the NYC music scene since 1996. Jerry’s insight into the jazz, funk and soul genres, his exceptional facility on the instrument and his gift of innovation always make for a fresh funky energetic listening experience.
As a child growing up in NYC he took up the organ and discovered a love for classical music. In his teens he found himself exploring Blues, Rock and Jazz, and playing his first professional gigs around New York City before enrolling in the Purchase Conservatory of Music. While studying Composition and Studio Engineering Jerry was recruited by the head of Purchase’s burgeoning jazz department, guitarist Doug Munro. He would continue playing with Munro after graduating, touring and cutting his first two albums Blueness and Up Against It with Doug’s organ trio.
For more on Jerry Z, www.jerry-z.com.