KCC PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS THE WOLFF & CLARK EXPEDITION JANUARY 10 AT ZINC BAR
(Published: January 08, 2013)
KCC Productions presents The Wolff and Clark Expedition on Thursday, January 10 at Zinc Bar, during the Jazz Connect Conference. The Expedition comprises Michael Wolff on piano, Mike Clark on drums, Steve Wilson on sax and Ugonna Okegwo on bass. The showcase will be at 8:30; Zinc Bar is located at 82 West 3rd St in the Village. Cover is $15, free for attendees at the Jazz Connect Conference (http://j.mp/MOgJNQ). For more information, visit www.zincbar.com or call KCC Productions at (305) 332-2623.
Based in New York City, The Wolff & Clark Expedition is led by pianist Michael Wolff and drummer Mike Clark. Both of these jazz masters started their careers in the San Francisco Bay area in the 1970s and have continued to create, record and perform in the bands of the premiere jazz musicians of their time, as well as being leaders of their own projects.
Michael Wolff was a member of the bands of Cannonball Adderley, Sonny Rollins, Jean Luc Ponty, Airto Moreira and Flora Purim, and singer Nancy Wilson, among many others. As musical director of The Arsenio Hall Show, Wolff performed with artists ranging from Yo Yo Ma to Grandmaster Flash, and with Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, and Chick Corea as well.
Mike Clark created his own innovative style of drumming as a member of Herbie Hancock's Headhunters Band, and has gone on to be a leader of the Headhunters. Clark has performed and recorded with Wayne Shorter, Wallace Roney, Donald Harrison, Chet Baker, Christian McBride, Eddie Henderson, Nicholas Payton, Lenny White and countless others.
The music of The Wolff & Clark Expedition draws upon these experiences and combines their experimental jazz natures with their funky roots. Always central to the music is some feeling or intimation of the blues.
Alto and soprano saxophonist Steve Wilson is one of his jazz-playing generation's greatest all-rounders.
Ugonna Okegwo is one of the most distinctive and sought-after jazz bassists in the world.