“What is Jazz?” Saturday April 27, 1:00 pm SoNo Branch Library

What-is-Jazz-YouTube-ThumbnailSaturday April 27, 1:00 pm SoNo Branch Library “What is Jazz?”
Jim Clark’s one-man show “What is Jazz?” explores and answers the question from a musician’s perspective. Expect an engaging hour of presentation, performance, musical examples and audience participation.

SoNo Branch Library
10 Washington Street


Additional Parking available in the Webster Lot. The driveway to the lot is across the street from the library.

Jim Clark Quartet at the Poli Club – Friday March 15, 2019

New England Arts & Entertainment presents Winter Jazz Series: Jim Clark Quartet

Friday, March 15
Palace Theater Poli Club
100 E. Main St. Waterbury, CT

Two Shows 7pm and 9pm.

Ticket are $30 –to purchase, call box office 203.346.2000 or online www.palacetheaterct.org/shows/jazz/

Jim & his quartet are closing the five-part Winter Jazz Series at the Poli Club in Waterbury, CT on Friday March 15, 2019. There will be two shows, at 7pm and 9pm.  In addition to Jim on saxophones, this powerhouse quartet features Chris Coogan on keys, John Mobilio on bass and Jim Royle on drums. The quartet will perform songs from Jim’s album “Old as New – Songs from the Imaginary Great American Songbook” as well as other fan-favorites.

Jim Clark & Friends Concert Series 2019

Saxophonist Jim Clark performs with his very accomplished musical friends, covering a wide range of styles in this series of Sunday afternoon concerts.

Feb. 24 – Arthur Lipner & Brasilian Vibes
Arthur Lipner is internationally acclaimed for his marimba and vibraphone playing. He has performed in Africa, Australia, Canada, Europe, Hong  Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, The Caribbean, and the US and Canada. “Lipner belongs to that rare category of master player that includes Oscar Peterson and Art Tatum…”  Chronicle Herald (Nova Scotia) 

March 3 – Chris Coogan – Mardi Gras Party!
Pianist/singer Chris Coogan is well-known for his inventive jazz and gospel compositions and performances. Chris’ deep dives into the music of New Orleans fuel this concert – expect a few surprises from this local powerhouse performer. 

March 10 – Dennis Collins – Smooth Soul
Dennis Collins’ smooth, soulful voicegoes straight to the heart of all who hear him.” Maybe that’s why some of the most influential artists of our time – James Brown, James Taylor, Smokey Robinson, Sting, Beyoncé, Bob Dylan, Roberta Flack, Alicia Keys, Whitney Houston, Billy Joel – and many more, have asked him to perform and record with them.

Norwalk Public Library
One Belden Ave.
Norwalk, CT 06850

All Sunday Concerts 3 P.M. – 4 P.M.

Free Admission

Jim Clark’s Top Ten African American Saxophonists Sat. Feb. 2, 3:00 PM SoNo Branch Library

Jim Clark presents his personal “top ten” list of most influential African American jazz saxophonists. He’ll speak about their background, defining elements of their style, and perform songs associated with each artist, incorporating some of their stylistic elements in his playing. Artists on his list include Sidney Bechet, Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Sonny Rollins and Grover Washington, Jr.

SoNo Branch Library
10 Washington St.
South Norwalk, CT 06854

Saturday, February 2, 3:00 P.M.
3:00 P.M.



Jim Clark Public Performances November 2018

Sunday Nov. 4, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
“What is Jazz?”
 The Watermark
3030 Park Ave. Bridgeport, CT

“What is Jazz?”  is Jim’s TED-Talk style one-man show that answers the title question. This program is free and open to the public.

Wed. Nov. 21,  Sets at 6:15 and 8:30 p.m.
“Jim Clark meets the Chris Coogan Trio”
Pearl at Longshore
260 Compo Road South, Westport  
Reservations 203-557-6260

“Jim Clark meets the Chris Coogan Trio”
This is the same personnel as on the album “Old as New – Songs from the Imaginary Great American Songbook” Should be a good time!

Jim Clark Quartet – Songs From The Academy Awards – Sat. October 20, 2:00PM

The Friends of the Case Memorial Library invite you attend “Songs from The Academy Awards” performed by the Jim Clark Quartet.  The quartet will feature Jim on saxophones, Stephanie Harrison – vocals, Joe McWilliams – piano, Lou Bocciarelli – Acoustic Bass.

The program is free but you are encouraged to register by calling 203.891.2170 or register online here

Jim Clark Quartet
Songs From The Academy Awards

Saturday October 20
2:00 P.M.

Case Memorial Library
176 Tyler City Road
Orange, CT 06477

Free Admission

Jim Clark Quartet Friday, August 10, 6:30pm @ Fairfield Museum

The Fairfield Museum has begun a series “Free Jazz Fridays” and I am delighted to be a part of it. See below. Hope you can make it!

Free Jazz Fridays | 6:30 – 8pm

This new concert series on the Fairfield Museum patio features the best talented regional jazz artists and ensembles. Free Jazz Fridays is generously sponsored by Bank of America, the Connecticut Office of the Arts, with thanks to Alan and Sylvia Neigher and WPKN.

Friday August 10 – Jim Clark Quartet

With me on stage: Chris Coogan – piano, John Mobilio – bass, Jim Royle – drums

The event is on the Green behind the Museum, but in case of inclement weather, the Museum does have an inside performance space.

Fairfield Museum and History Center
370 Beach Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 259-1598



Chris Coogan Quintet – Sunday June 24, 5:30pm

See the note below from Chris Coogan, who I’ll be performing with this Sunday.
Weston Historical Society
Sunday, June 24th 5:30-7pm
Weston Historical Society is having us back again to play their barn concert series. Last year it was so much fun. We played in a historic barn where they opened the barn doors and stuck us just inside playing to folks outside on the lawn with their picnic baskets. I encourage you to come and bring something to eat and perhaps some lawn chairs and have a great time! This year I’ve added one more person, a trumpet player all the way from Philly who is coming up all the way to play with us. It will be a reunion of my “Silvermine Tavern” Quintet that has played so many gigs over the years. We’ll play a mix of standards, jazz, blues, new orleans music and originals so come and enjoy life. The Historical Society is celebrating the 60’s so we’ll loosely focus on jazz from the 60’s.
Here is from their web page..follow this link for tickets.
For more information email: info@westonhistoricalsociety.org.

The information below is from the Weston Historical Society
Music at the Barn outdoor concert program returns in May.
This season’s series of six Music at the Barn concerts will be held at the Weston Historical Society’s Coley Homestead, 104 Weston Road. No reservations are required. Bring a lawn chair, blanket, favorite food and beverage and enjoy the show. Plan to come early and view our Life in the Sixties exhibit. In the event of rain, we will move the program indoors. Admission is $15 per member and $20 per non-member. Kids under 16 are free. All concerts are from 5:30pm – 7:00pm. For 2018, you can purchase a “Barn Pass” for all six events at the discounted rate of $60 per member and $80 per non-member.