Jim Clark in “The Greatest Jazz Saxophonists You Never Heard Of” – Friday August 9, 6:00pm @ Fairfield Museum

Come on out for the premier of my new show “The Greatest Jazz Saxophonists You Never Heard Of” which shines the spotlight on lesser-known masters of the jazz saxophone, whose brilliant performances may have been overlooked due to the public’s focus on their megastar contemporaries.

With me on stage will be: Will Comer – piano, John Mobilio – bass, Jim Royle – drums

Friday August 9, 6:00 – 7:30pm
Fairfield Museum and History Center
370 Beach Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 259-1598

FREE ADMISSION

The event is on the green behind the museum, but in case of inclement weather, we will perform inside the museum.

Hope to see you there!

Jim Clark Quartet featuring Tracey Marble Sat. July 20, 7 pm

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Jim Clark Quartet featuring Tracey Marble

Saturday July 20, 7pm

Norwalk Green Gazebo
GPS Address: 74 East Ave. Norwalk CT
Norwalk CT 06851

This free concert is part of the First Taxing District “Concerts on the Green 2019” Series. Our concert is dedicated to the memory of former Mayor Frank Zullo, who was a fan and a dear friend.

Personnel: Jim Clark – saxophones, Tracey Marble– vocals, Rex Denton – trumpet, Chris Coogan – piano, John Mobilio – bass, Jim Royle – drums

“That Yin Yang Thang” feat. Jim Clark and the Mad Lab Friday, June 28, 6:30 pm

The visual artists at Mad Lab and I have created an event we’re calling “That Yin Yang Thang”.

This is an artistic performance that blends live painting and live music. Each artist will express, on canvas, their personal concepts of Yin and Yang as I respond musically in real-time.
I asked each artist to choose musical “inspiration pieces” that reflect their personal view of Yin and Yang. Then I created music beds in my studio to improvise over, based on their selects. As they paint, you will hear me improvise over original tracks inspired by Metallica, 90s Underground Hip Hop, Death Cab for Cutie, Fkj & Masego, Lartiste, Evanescence and more…

Mad Lab
22 Leonard Street
Norwalk,CT 06851

Tickets are $10 and available here: That Yin Yang Thang – tickets  There is only room for 100 attendees so get your tickets now.

See you there!

Thank you to the Norwalk Arts Commission for their support! 

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

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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
Norwalk,CT06854

FREE ADMISSION

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.

FREE ADMISSION

 

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
performs
Songs From The Academy Awards

Saturday October 20
2:00 P.M.

Case Memorial Library
176 Tyler City Road
Orange, CT 06477

Free Admission