Stanley Clarke Announces 2023 World Tour

The bass legend and his 4EVER band is hitting the road this month on a globetrotting sweep with dates that span the year

Stanley Clarke Announces 2023 World Tour

The bass legend and his 4EVER band is hitting the road this month on a globetrotting sweep with dates that span the year

Bass virtuoso Stanley Clarke is a living legend. Known for his musicality, dexterity, and ferocity on the acoustic and electric bass, Clarke was the first jazz fusion bassist to headline tours, selling out performances around the world. His creativity has been recognized and rewarded in every way imaginable. In 2022, Clarke was named a Jazz Master by the National Endowment for the Arts, and in 2011 he received the highly prestigious Miles Davis Award at the Montreal International Jazz Festival in recognition of his body of work. He has won three Grammy Awards: one with the seminal fusion group Return to Forever, which he cofounded with Chick Corea and Lenny White; one with the Stanley Clarke Band; and one in a trio with Corea and White for the 2011 record Forever.

After a pandemic-induced two-year hiatus, Stanley is pleased to be back on the road with a new and exciting group of players in his new band 4EVER.

4EVER’s band members bring dynamic youthful energy and freshness to the music. All extraordinarily consummate musicians and performers, the 4EVER band includes Jeremiah Collier on drums, Jahari Stampley on piano and keyboards, Colin Cook on guitar, Emilio Modeste on saxophone and, of course, Stanley on acoustic and electric bass. They excel in creating an electrifying performance, always pushing the boundaries of their instruments.

Drummer Jeremiah Collier is from Chicago’s Southside. 22-year-old Collier is a fierce drummer with a wide understanding of music genres. He combines technique with enthusiastic physical energy. Jeremiah has been performing with Clarke for several years and performed with him in concert when Clarke won the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master honor in Spring 2022.

Pianist/keyboard player Jahari Stampley is also originally from Chicago. He began playing the piano at the age of 14, already winning various competitions including Best High School Jazz Soloist Award and the National Young Arts Competition. At 18, he was recognized as a driving new force in jazz and followed by world-renowned musicians. He also began recording and touring with A-list Musicians.

Tenor saxophonist Emilio Modeste is a gifted young musician from Williamsburg, Virginia. With his lyrical style, he is one of the greatest young jazz sax soloists in the country today. Modeste began playing sax at the age of eight and has performed and studied with world-renowned musicians. He was also a member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra on tour and has traveled the world. Clarke considers Modeste to be in the Wayne Shorter school of playing. He is also a talented composer.

Guitarist Colin Cook is a remarkable musician originally from McLean, VA, with a new, fresh and exhilarating approach to jazz. He studied at USC’s Thorton School of Music and since has become a sought-after artist, performing his with his searing guitar style in a number of bands.

Stanley Clarke N 4Ever Tour Dates

01/11/23 Phoenix, Arizona MIM Music Theatre United States

01/12/23 Phoenix, Arizona MIM Music Theatre United States

01/13/23 San Francisco, CA SF Jazz Center United States

03/24/23 Cincinnati, OH The Ludlow Garage United States

03/25/23 Reading, PA Berks Jazz Fest United States 

03/26/23 Red Bank, NJ The Vogel United States

04/30/23 Cheltenham Cheltenham Jazz Festival United Kingdom

05/01/23 London, England Ronnie Scotts United Kingdom

05/02/23 London, England Ronnie Scotts United Kingdom

05/03/23 Cantania Teatro ABC Italy

05/04/23 Palermo Teatro Golden Italy

05/06/23 Budapest RaM Szinhaz Hungary

05/07/23 Vienna Porgy & Bess Austria

05/08/23 Vienna Porgy & Bess Austria

05/11/23 Tbilisi Tbilisi Concert Hall Georgia

05/13/23 Dudelange Like a Jazz Machine Luxembourg

05/16/23 Wroclaw Synagoga Pod Białym Bocianem Poland

05/17/23 Warsaw Jassmine Poland

05/18/23 Warsaw Jassmine Poland

05/20/23 Tronget Jazz Dans le Bocage France

05/21/23 Brussels Ancienne Belgique Belgium

05/25/23 Stockholm Nalen Sweden

07/09/23 Rotterdam North Sea Jazz Festival Netherlands

07/15/23 Toulon Jazz A Toulon France

11/04/23 Tampere Tampere Jazz Happening Finland

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Bass Magazine   By: Bass Magazine