Stanley Clarke and Hiromi
Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 8pm
Known for his ferocious dexterity and consummate musicality, Stanley Clarke (Return to Forever) is one of the most celebrated bass players in the world. Hiromi has been heralded as one of the brightest new lights on the piano jazz landscape (Center Stage audiences were wowed by her astounding performance in February 2009). After collaborating on the award-winning and critically-acclaimed Jazz in the Garden album, this duo comes together for what promises to be a magical evening. As described in a recent review in the San Francisco Bay Examiner, “...bassist Stanley Clarke has found a more than worthy foil in Japanese pianist Hiromi, as dazzling a ball of energy as I’ve ever seen on stage.”
Pre-show discussion with jazz writer and musician Owen Cordle, 7pm, Walnut Room.