SopronDrum - David Friedman Solo Performance & Stanley Clarke Band - POSTPONED

17. July 2021.


  • 2020. July 11. Saturday 20:00 - Barlangszínház

The evening is opened by excellent vibraphonist David Friedman’s solo performance. 
David Friedman has been considered as one of the most influential vibraphonists in the history of this music instrument. He has been internationally acknowledged as a vibraphone and marimba artist, as a composer and a jazz pedagogue. His most individual musical message is rooting in his exciting and various musical experiences. Only few jazz musicians can be proud of having worked with special musicians such as Leonard Bernstein, Luciano Berio, Bobby McFerrin, Wayne Shorter and Yoko Ono.
The list has not been completed yet. Friedman was to be enjoyed live or recorded, playing with Joe Henderson, Horace Silver, Johnny Griffin, Hubert Laws, Jane Ira Bloom, Ron Carter and John Scofield.
David Friedman stood on stage in Hungary first in 1978 at Székesfehérvár Inter-Jazz Festival with his band Double Image.
The band founded together with vibraphone and marimba artist Dave Samuels, gained frenetic successes from the end of the 1970s, and the two artist have arisen among the world’s best percussion performing artists.

Long before he became a four-time Grammy Award winning, recording artist, performer, composer, conductor, arranger, producer, a composer for recordings and film, as well as one of the most celebrated acoustic and electric bass players in the world, Stanley Clarke was a student. Stanley’s “school days” were not only the inspiration for his world-renowned bass anthem, but essential to the origin story of the pioneering bass virtuoso from the streets of Philadelphia.

Upon leaving the Philadelphia Musical Academy (now part of the University of the Arts), Stanley made his way to New York City where he very quickly landed opportunities to work with such greats as Horace Silver, Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, Joe Henderson, Pharaoh Saunders, Gil Evans and Stan Getz. He would also find himself playing with Chick Corea. Almost immediately, the two recognized something in the talents of the other that night that would form the basis of their musical friendship and the creation of the groundbreaking jazz-rock fusion unit, Return to Forever, which became one of the seminal bands of the fusion era, included Lenny White on drums, Billy Connor, and later, Al Di Meola on guitar.

Stanley’s artistry has been honored in every way imaginable: gold and platinum records, multiple Grammy Awards, multiple Emmy nominations and Awards of many different music magazins. In 2011, he also received the prestigious Miles Davis Award for his overall body of work.

Stanley’s storied career includes collaborations with Larry Carlton, Billy Cobham, Najee and Deron Johnson, Stewart Copeland, Jean-Luc Ponty and Al Di Meola, Chick Corea, Lenny White, Rachel Z, Karen Briggs and Ritchie Kotzen, Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten.

His talent and success directly influenced and inspired a whole generation of bassists who followed in his footsteps. Based on a strong belief in giving back, Stanley and his wife Sofia established The Stanley Clarke Foundation, a charitable organization which awards scholarships to talented young musicians each year.

Perhaps the thing that Stanley is most proud of is the role of 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.

First category seat price: HUF 7.500

Second category seat price: HUF 6.000

Third category seat price: HUF 3.000