Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Stanley Clarke Band to perform
Tuesday, October 14 at The Pageant

Bassist Stanley Clarke is coming back to St. Louis to perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 14 at The Pageant.

Clarke (pictured) played here most recently in May, 2012 at Jazz at the Bistro with a trio featuring pianist Ruslan Sirota and drummer Ronald Bruner, Jr.

This time around, he'll have his electric band, along with St. Louis' jazz/classical fusion quartet Bach to the Future as an opening act.

The latter's presence on the bill is no coincidence, for this concert is being produced by BTTF members (and brothers) Mike Silverman and Rob Silverman as a benefit for the not-for-profit adoption agency Dillon International, which promotes standards and policies for inter-country adoptions and has helped to establish adoption programs in several countries.

Clarke's last album as a leader, an electric outing with Sirota, Bruner and keyboardist Hiromi titled simply The Stanley Clarke Band, came out in 2010. More recently, he's been working on a new all-star recording paying tribute to his old musical partner, the late George Duke, and he was just invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences in recognition of his work as a composer for film and TV.

Tickets for Stanley Clarke at The Pageant are $25 for general admission and will go on sale at 10:00 a.m. this Friday, July 18 via Ticketmaster.

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