Music • What's On at the NAC
Showing: 13/03/2020 to 13/03/2020
Clark Tracey grew up in a jazz environment as the son of Stan Tracey CBE, the UK’s leading jazz pianist, and from an early age took to the piano and vibraphones. At 13 he started playing the drums and he turned professional at 17 in 1978 by joining his father’s various ensembles, from trio to orchestra up to the present day. Within that context he has toured worldwide and recorded extensively. In 2001 Clark began his own record company, Tentoten Records and in 2007 he formed Resteamed Records, a label dedicated to his father’s works. In 2017 he wrote a biography of Stan entitled “The Godfather of British Jazz”, released on Equinox Publishing.
Clark has had 40 years’ experience playing alongside some of the most important artists in jazz at home and abroad. Some of the most significant unions with American artists have been with Johnny Griffin, Pharaoh Sanders, John Hicks, George Cables, Bud Shank, Red Rodney, and Scott Hamilton. British artists include names such as Ronnie Scott, John Surman, Alan Skidmore, Kenny Wheeler, Alan Barnes, Don Weller and Tommy Smith. He has recorded over 100 albums (15 as a leader) and performed in over 50 countries. He has been awarded “Best Drums” title six times in the British Jazz Awards (most recently in 2018) and Ronnie Scott’s Award for “Best Drums” in 2007. He has endorsements with Zildjian Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks, Remo Drumheads and Cambridge Drums.
Now see Clark Tracey with his all-star line up featuring; Clark Tracey (drums) Elliott Sansom (piano) Sean Payne (sax), James Copus (trumpet) & James Owston (bass) playing Jazz at NAC in Wolverhampton.
Tickets go on sale Friday 29/11/19 at 10am.
Doors Open: 7.30pm
Event Start: 8pm
Advance Admission: £13.50
Under 25's Tickets: £12.15