With over 40 albums, four-time Grammy® Award-winner Stanley Clarke has attained “living legend” status. Born in Philadelphia, Clarke has been a constant force of nature in American music since the early 1970s with the success of the jazz-fusion group Return To Forever. During his 45+ year career, he has collaborated with Quincy Jones, Stan Getz, Art Blakey, Paul McCartney, Jeff Beck, Keith Richards, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, The Police, Herbie Hancock and many more. Doubling on acoustic and electric bass with equal ferocity, Clarke was the first jazz-fusion bassist ever to headline tours, selling out shows worldwide. Known for his intense dexterity and consummate musicality, Clarke is a true pioneer in jazz and jazz-fusion. Also an accomplished film and TV composer of over 65 projects, Clarke’s credits include Boyz N The Hood, the Tina Turner biopic What’s Love Got To Do With It, Romeo Must Die, The Transporter and most recently the 2013 blockbuster Best Man Holiday.

His creativity has been recognized and rewarded in every way imaginable: gold and platinum records, Grammy® Awards, Emmy® nominations, a BMI Award, and virtually every reader’s and critic’s poll in existence. He was Rolling Stone’s very first Jazzman of the Year and bassist winner of Playboy’s Music Award for 10 straight years. Clarke was honored with Bass Player Magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Award and is a member of Guitar Player Magazine’s “Gallery of Greats.” In 2004 he was featured in Los Angeles Magazine as one of the Top 50 Most Influential People. He was honored with the key to the city of Philadelphia and put his hands in cement as a 1999 inductee into Hollywood’s “Rock Walk” on Sunset Blvd. In 2011 he was honored with the highly prestigious Miles Davis Award at the Montreal Jazz Festival for his entire body of work. Most recently, Clarke won the 2013 Downbeat Magazine’s Reader and Critic Polls for Best Electric Bass Player.

Clarke believes in giving back to help young musicians hone their skills. He and his wife Sofia established The Stanley Clarke Foundation 13 years ago as a charitable organization offering scholarships to talented young musicians each year.

Avec plus de 40 albums à son nom et 4 Grammy Awards, Stanley Clarke a ajourd’hui atteint le statut de légende vivante. Depuis le début des années 1970 et le succès du groupe Return To Forever, il est un des piliers de la musique américaine, avec des collaborations avec Quincy Jones, Stan Getz, Art Blakey, Paul McCartney, Jeff Beck, Keith Richards, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, The Police, Herbie Hancock et de nombreux autres. Virtuose aussi bien de la contrebasse que de la basse électrique, Stanley Clarke est l’un des rares leaders de ces instruments à se produire sur les scènes du monde entier. Également compositeur reconnu, il a notamment signé les bandes originales de Boyz N The Hood, What’s Love Got To Do With It (biopic sur Tina Turner), Romeo Must Die, The Transporter, etc.

Sa créativité a été reconnue et récompensée par d’innombrables prix : Disques d’or et de platine, Grammy Awards, nominations Emmy®, un prix BMI, etc. Il figure dans de très nombreux polls : il fut le premier Jazzman de l’année du magazine Rolling Stone et le bassiste lauréat des Playboy’s Music Awards pendant 10 années consécutives, le Lifetime Achievement Award du Bass Player Magazine. En 2013, Clarke a été élu « meilleur joueur de basse électrique » de Downbeat Magazine. Stanley Clarke milite pour offrir aux jeunes musiciens la possibilité de parfaire leurs compétences.

Aux côtés de son épouse Sofia, il a fondé la Stanley Clarke Foundation, qui décerne depuis 13 ans des bourses à de jeunes musiciens talentueux.

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