Swinging and Bopping

By jparlane, posted in Music

For those of you jazz fans out there, Clark Terry is sure to be one of your household names. If you’re just getting into the world of jazz, Clark Terry’s musical career spans over 70 years! Appearing in over 905 known recording sessions Terry is one of the world’s most successful jazz musicians.

Known to the world as a swing and bop trumpeter, Terry was also responsible for introducing the flugelhorn, to the world of jazz. Besides sharing his incredible talent with Count Basie and his band from 1948 to 1951, Clark Terry received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010 in his 90th year, as well as NARAS President’s Merit Award, and nominations for three Grammies and two Grammy certificates! 

When he wasn’t recording with the likes of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Quincy Jones and the London Symphony Orchestra (to name but a few), Terry also managed to perform for eight U.S presidents.

The perfect description for one of the world’s most influential musicians is by writer, Chuck Berg, who describes Terry as,  “One of contemporary music’s great innovators, and justly celebrated for his great technical virtuosity, swinging lyricism, and impeccable good taste. Combining these with the gifts of a great dramatist, Clark is a master storyteller whose spellbinding musical ‘tales’ leave audiences thrilled and always awaiting more.”

To this day, students seeking his expertise travel from all over the world for music lessons and as he says, “Teaching jazz allows me to play a part in making dreams come true for aspiring musicians.”

Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime performance of the Count Basie Orchestra, and witness the Big Band excellence. For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.


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