Mike Clark to tour with Jeff Berlin and Scott Henderson

Posted: August 26, 2011 12:34 PM

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Drum legend Mike Clark will be touring with bassist Jeff Berlin and guitarist Scott Henderson starting mid-September. Here’s the trio’s press release below - should be a hot gig!

Jazz-Fusion All-Star Trio Scott Henderson Jeff Berlin Mike Clark To Tour The US

8/26/2011 - Clearwater, FL - One of the most highly anticipated tours of 2011 featuring jazz-fusion legends Scott Henderson, Jeff Berlin and Mike Clark will commence on Sept 14th. The power trio promises to deliver an evening full of depth-defying virtuosic performances guaranteed to thrill and inspire all that attend. “Henderson-Berlin-Clark are the Clapton-Bruce-Baker of fusion music!” says Jeff Berlin

Scott Henderson is considered one of the premier jazz-fusion guitarists performing on the planet today. Although Henderson claims to be more of a blues-rock player, with influences like Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix and Ritchie Blackmore, it was the influence of jazz that led him to the style of playing and composing he is now famous for. Henderson has recorded and toured with such notable artists as Chick Corea’s Elektric Band, Jean-Luc Ponty, Jeff Berlin and ‘Players’, and a four year stint with Weather Report legend Joe Zawinul.

Jeff Berlin is a legend of the electric bass, considered by many to be the finest electric bass player in the world. A true master of the bass, Jeff Berlin has played with the likes of Bill Bruford, Alan Holdsworth, AWBH and George Benson. Jeff Berlin’s resume reads like the who’s who of the higher echelon of music artists. Jeff Berlin was even asked to join Van Halen, an invitation that he actually turned down. Not only is Jeff Berlin a innovator in the jazz field, but rock players are constantly siting him as their major influence. Carlos Santana called Jeff the “best bassist in the world”, while Rush’s Geddy Lee used the phrase “best bassist on the planet!”

What can be said about Mike Clark except that he is a true drum legend! Mike Clark gained worldwide recognition as one of America’s foremost jazz and funk drummers while playing with Herbie Hancock’s group in the early 1970’s. Mike became known as a major innovator through his incisive playing on Hancock’s ‘Thrust’ album, which garnered him an international cult following. While often referred to as the “Tony Williams of funk”, Mike considers himself a jazz drummer, and in fact has become one of the most vital to sit behind a set. He’s performed with jazz greats such as Herbie Hancock, Chet Baker, Vince Guaraldi, Tony Bennett, Wayne Shorter, Joe Henderson, Eddie Henderson, Rob Dixon, Bobby Hutcherson, Woody Shaw, Donald Harrison, Larry Coryell, Jack Wilkins, Mike Wolff, Wallace Roney, Geri Allen, Billy Childs, James Genus, Bob Hurst, Chris Potter, Onaje Allan Gumbs, Bobby McFerrin, Al Jarreau, Dave Liebman, Nat Adderly, Oscar Brown Jr., Bill Doggett, Nicholas Payton, Christian McBride, Mose Allison, Maxine Brown, Gil Evans and his orchestra and many illuminating etceteras too numerous to list.

Henderson Berlin Clark tour dates:

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
City: Sellersville, PA
Venue: Sellersville Theater ST94


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
City: Newton, NJ
Venue: Newton Theatre


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16-19
City: New York, NY
Venue: Iridium
Show times: 8 & 10 pm


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
GUITAR CENTER
Jeff Berlin Clinic
25 W. 14th Street
Manhattan, NY 10011
(212) 463-7500

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
City: Northampton, MA
Venue: The Iron Horse


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
City: Somerville/Boston, MA
Venue: Johnny D’s
Venue address: 17 Holland St., Somerville, MA 02144 * 617-776-2004
Website: www.johnnyds.com

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
City: Schenectady, NY
Venue: Van Dyck
Show times: 7:00 & 9:30pm

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
City: Buffalo, NY
Venue: Tralf Music Hall

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
City: Ferndale, Detroit
Venue: Magic Bag

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
City: Cleveland, OH
Venue: The Winchester

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
City: Pittsburgh, PA
Venue: Diesel Club & Lounge

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1
City: Dayton, OH
Venue: Gilly’s Jazz

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2
City: Chicago, IL
Venue: Martyr’s

For more information:
www.ScottHenderson.net
www.JeffBerlinMusic.com ;
www.MikeClarkMusic.com ;