Stanley Clarke is a gifted jazz bassist who established many contemporary techniques
with his dazzling, rapid patterns and a highly influential slapping technique. He
has composed music for films and television and has worked with musicians in many
genres. Stanley Clarke has attained "living legend" status during his over 40-year
career as a bass virtuoso.
One of the things that Stanley is most proud of is the role his band as a showcase
for the musicianship of established and developing artists over the years. This long
list includes talents like keyboardist Deron Johnson, bassist Armand Sabal-Lecco,
violinist Mads Tolling, saxophonist Kamasi Washington, as well as its current members,
keyboardist Cameron Graves, drummer Mike Mitchell and pianist Beka Gochiashvili,
the latter of whom joined the band at 17 and 16 years old respectively.