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"Gem Sessions" feat. drummer Mike Clark - Oct. 26 at Little Gem Saloon

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Mike Clark (seated) with Herbie Hancock and his band, 1974.

WWOZ, Little Gem Saloon, Soul Sister, and Lura Belle Productions present

“Gem Sessions” featuring drummer Mike Clark (Herbie Hancock/Headhunters alum)


Saturday, October 26, 2013


10:00 p.m. (Doors at 9:30pm) - one show only


Little Gem Saloon, 445 S. Rampart St. at Poydras, New Orleans, LA, 70112, upstairs in the Ramp Room


Tickets: $20 advance. $25 at the door. $15 students with current ID. Advance ticket purchases are available at www.littlegemsaloon.com.  (Scroll down to learn more about discounted WWOZ member tickets.) Or contact: 504-267-4863, info@littlegemsaloon.com. Valet parking available, and dinner menu served.


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October's "Gem Sessions" featured artist: Mike Clark

Mike Clark gained worldwide recognition as one of America’s foremost jazz and funk drummers while playing with Herbie Hancock’s group in the 1970s. He first became known as a major innovator through his incisive playing on Hancock’s Thrust (1974) album, and Hancock once remarked, "the solo he played on 'Actual Proof' is one of the best drum solos on any of my albums." Clark also appeared on Hancock's groundbreaking Flood and Man-Child releases for the Columbia label, in addition to leading The Headhunters' own albums for Arista Records, and playing on the now-legendary They Say I'm Different album (1974) by funk artist Betty Davis, ex-wife of Miles Davis. Next to James Brown's drummer Clyde Stubblefield, Clark's beats with The Headhunters (most notably on "God Make Me Funky") are some of the most sampled in hip hop. 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 Chet Baker, Tony Bennett, Wayne Shorter, Christian McBride, Bobby Hutcherson, Al Jarreau, and many more.


Band lineup TBA.


More about Mike Clark: Official website - mikeclarkmusic.com



A new monthly series presenting touring internationally-renowned modern jazz artists, both emerging artists and legendary masters – all exciting, positioning the Little Gem Saloon as the new “jazz corner of New Orleans.” The atmosphere is comfortable, the food and drinks outstanding, the setting stellar, the sound state-of-the-art, and the sounds soulful and swinging.


There are a limited number of specially-discounted $15 tickets available for WWOZ members who purchase in advance only. For advance tickets, bring your valid WWOZ membership card to the Little Gem Saloon between 10am-5pm. Discounted advance tickets for members are only available for purchase in person. To reserve, or for more ticket information, call the Little Gem Saloon at 504-267-4863.

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