RVA Solo Night @ FORinstance Gallery

RVA

 

I am really excited about this Friday’s show as part of our continuing series at FORinstance Gallery.  This show has been in the works for a long time and it’s finally happening (and I hope this will be the first of many such nights!)  This Friday, Jan 11th, will feature solo sets by some of my favorite musicians in Richmond including Bryan Hooten-trombone, Scott Burton-guitar, Cameron Ralston-bass and a special duo performance featuring Kevin Johnson-tabla and Paul Willson-sarod.
(I will also be performing a short solo set as well).

I hope to see you there….

Doors will open at 7:30pm with music starting promptly at 8pm.
FORinstance Gallery is located at 107 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA 23220
(right next door to Beauregard’s Thai Room….with plenty of on street parking)
$5 suggested donation

Thanks for the support…..more soon……

 

 

 

Jeb Bishop & Jorrit Dijkstra w/ScottClark3tet+1 (w/Bryan Hooten)

I’m excited to let everyone know about the next show in the series that we’ve been doing at the wonderful ForInstance Gallery in Richmond, VA (107 East Cary St.). This wednesday (11/14) will feature former Chicago trombone player, now living in North Carolina, Jeb Bishop in a duo performance with the great saxophonist Jorrit Dijkstra. They are touring in support of their new album “1000 Words”.
(You can hear some samples of their music, and purchase a copy of their new album, on their bandcamp page at http://driffrecords.bandcamp.com/album/1000-words

Joining the show will be a slight variation of my ScottClark4tet, this time group will feature Bryan Hooten on trombone.

I hope you can come and join us for a great night of music and welcome these musicians to rva. ForInstance Gallery is a great intimate space to hear just this kind of music. Plus the backdrop of the amazing art by Martin Johnson makes for a truly unique experience.

Find more about Jeb Bishop and Jorrit Dijkstra via the links below:
http://www.jebbishop.com/
http://www.jorritdijkstra.com/

Doors at 8:30pm
$5-$10 donation
Forinstance Gallery
107 East Cary St
Richmond, VA 23220

I look forward to seeing everyone there…..

(http://www.facebook.com/events/128918747261296/)

…RVA Music…

…RVA Music…

I’ve been thinking a lot about Richmond and our music scene here…especially after my experience at this year’s Hopscotch Music Festival.  I wanted to give a shout out to some of the musicians that are in our fair city and all of the great music that they’ve made in the past year or so.  Please check out everyone’s music and maybe discover some gems that you didn’t know about….and hopefully that will lead to even more support of our great music scene in RVA.

(in no particular order…..)

Bryan Hooten:  One of Richmond’s finest trombone players, composers, and improvisers.  Bryan recently released a solo trombone record called “Richmond Love Call” and he also leads Ombak (featuring Trey Pollard-guitar, Cameron Ralston-bass, Brian Jones-drums, and recently JC Khul-saxophone).  They have two albums which are available on the Ombak bandcamp page and you can also hear Bryan on recordings by Fight the Big Bull, No BS!, and many other Richmond groups.  http://twitter.com/BryanHooten 

Scott Burton: Leader/Composer/Arranger for Glows in the Dark (Scott Burton-guitar, Cameron Ralston-bass, John Lilley-saxophone, Reggie Pace-trombone, and myself on drums).  Glows recently released a new recording of remixes from our last record (Beach of the War Gods) called “Tides of War” and we also recently recorded a new album featuring Count Bass D, John Robinson, Jawwad Taylor, and 2020.  Scott and I also play in a duo we call SCUO, and we just released our debut album on New Atlantis Records available here…and here (SCUO bandcamp page).  Scott was also featured on Jason Crane’s “Jazz Session” Podcast where he talks about the Richmond music scene, Glows in the Dark, movies and prog….a must listen for anyone interested in one of RVA’s finest. http://twitter.com/scotttburton https://twitter.com/glowsinthedark

Matthew E. White:  Matt White is a staple of the Richmond music scene, leader of Fight the Big Bull and he has recently released his first record as a singer, and the first record on his Spacebomb Records label (in collaboration with the Portland label Hometapes), called “Big Inner”.  The record features many of Richmond’s finest horn players, singers, string players and of course the Spacebomb rhythm section of Pinson Chanselle on drums and Cameron Ralston on bass, along with Matt White on guitar and Trey Pollard with string arrangements.  (also check out Matt on the “Jazz Session” Podcast and you can see him in Rolling Stone as an “Artist to Watch” or read interviews with him on various blogs and see reviews of “Big Inner” on Pitchfork and other music blogs) http://twitter.com/amattwhitejoint  https://twitter.com/fightthebigbull 

No BS! Brass Band:  Featuring almost all of Richmond’s best horn players (Reggie Pace-trombone, Bryan Hooten-trombone, John Hulley-trombone, Dillard Watt-bass trombone, Rob Quallic-trumpet, Marcus Tenney-trumpet, Taylor Barnett-trumpet, David Hood-alto saxophone, Stefan Demetriadis-tuba) and one of RVA’s most amazing drummers/recording engineers in Lance Koehler. No BS! has been a staple in Richmond for years now and their last record, entitled “No BS!”, is a great representation of what you can expect at one of their consistently packed shows.  There’s also word on the street that they have been working on a new album, so be on the look out for that.  https://twitter.com/nobsbrass 

Trey Pollard:  Guitarist, composer, arranger, audio engineer, computer software programer you name it and it seems like Trey does it.  He is a co-founder of Songwire Studios (along with Ryan Corbitt), guitarist with many of Richmond’s great bands, and a composer and arranger for many bands and for commercials and television shows.  He is an integral part of the Spacebomb Records sound and also recently released an album with his band “Old New Things” , along with trumpeter Taylor Barnett,  called “Ghosts” which is one of my favorite albums of the past few years.  http://twitter.com/pollardtrey  http://twitter.com/SongwireStudios   http://twitter.com/S_A_Samples   http://straightaheadsamples.com/

Gabe Churray aka Snow Panda:  What can be said about Snow Panda?  Gabe has been a major influence of the sound coming from Richmond, either from his solo records or from his many remixes of Richmond groups and national bands including most recently Bon Iver.  Gabe has also lent his keyboard soundscapes to many recordings helping to create a sound that is truly unique to Richmond.  (see any ILAD recording or some future Spacebomb recordings, and come see Matt White’s band live and hear it first hand).  Snow Panda also performed a solo set at the Hometapes Friend Island Day Party at Hopscotch this year.  It was truly one of the best performances that I saw at the festival….amazing.  Hear more for yourself here….(Snow Panda Bandcamp pagehttp://twitter.com/snowpandamusic

Cameron Ralston:  Cameron is one of the most in demand bass players in VA.  He plays with the ScottClark4tet, Glows in the Dark, Matthew E. White, Fight the Big Bull, Ombak, Brian Jones, as well as many other projects….and he’s appeared on numerous recordings with each of these, and other, groups.  He is also one of the founding members of Spacebomb Records and is part of the house band for the label.  There are truly just too many good things to say about Cameron….just check out anything that he’s on and you won’t be disappointed http://twitter.com/cameronthewise

Pinson Chanselle:  Drummer/percussionist extraordinaire.  Also a founding member of Spacebomb Records and part of the house band for the label, Pinson plays on Matthew E. White’s new album as well as recordings by Fight the Big Bull, James Wallace and the Naked Light, Josh Small, David Karsten Daniels just to list a few.  Definitely one of the best drummers around.  http://twitter.com/pinsonthemighty

Reggie Pace:  Reggie plays trombone Glows in the Dark, No BS! Brass, Fight the Big Bull, and many other Richmond groups and has recently been traveling the world with the Grammy winning group Bon Iver, led by Justin Vernon.  Reggie and I have a duo called Etaka that we’ve been working on and plan on recording some new music for.  He also leads some groups of his own including the Trio of Justice (featuring the great drummer Devonne Harris and fellow trombonist Reggie Chapman) and he is a founding member of the No BS! Brass Band.  No one has been a bigger advocate of, and integral part of, the Richmond music scene than Reggie and you can hear an interview with Reggie on the “Jazz Session” Podcast where he talks about all things No BS! and Richmond. http://twitter.com/ReggiePace

Brian Jones:  One of the best drummers/musicians/composers in Richmond, Brian is one of the major figures in the Richmond music scene.  He’s played with everyone and is one of the most in demand drummers in VA.  Brian continually puts out his own albums featuring different combinations of Richmond musicians to form unique bands, all of which are amazing, and all of his album are a must listen….especially if you want to hear some of what continues to inspire the Richmond scene.  (just some of his groups are M.A.P. Trio, Brian Jones Double Quartet, Brian Jones Percussion Ensemble,  Boots of Leather…)

Daniel Clarke:  An amazing musical talent, Daniel has recently been traveling the world playing piano and singing with the great singer K.D. Lang.  He’s also played with Mandy Moore, Rachel Yamagata, The Courtyard Hounds, Dixie Chicks, Mike Viola, Ryan Adams, Jesse Harper, Old School Freight Train, Jason Mraz, Chris Keup, John Alagia, Glyn Johns, The Congress….and the list goes on and on.  Check out KD’s new album “Sing it Loud” here.

Jason Scott:  Jason is an amazing saxophonist/composer and he is also a integral part of my group the ScottClark4tet and Scrio.  As a member of Fight the Big Bull, he played on their most recent recording “All is Gladness in the Kingdom” and he most recently recorded on Matthew E. White’s album.  He leads his own groups….Smalltown and the Hi-Steps.  (and he was voted as a Rising Star for clarinet in Downbeat Magazine’s Critics Poll for 2012)  http://twitter.com/jschwill

Bob Miller:  Simply one of my favorite trumpet players, musicians, and people.  Bob plays with just about everybody and has recorded with more people than I can list.  Right now, you can hear him on the new ScottClark4tet recording, or on recordings by Fight the Big Bull, Bio Ritmo, The Big East, most of the Spacebomb recordings and many many more.  http://twitter.com/mambobobmiller

Bio Ritmo:  Bio Ritmo put on a great show at this years Hopscotch festival….which, at this point, shouldn’t be any surprise….they’ve been putting on great shows for over 20 years.  Check them out at one of their shows in Richmond (or around the world) and hear for yourself.  (Bio Ritmo is Rei Alvarez-Vocals, Guiro, Giustino Ricco-Timbal & Coro, Hector Barez-Conga, Mike Montanez-Bongo, Bob Miller-Trumpet, Synth & Coro, Mark Ingraham-Trumpet, John Lilley-Sax, Toby Whitaker-Trombone, Marlysse Simmons-Piano, Organ, Eddie Prendergast-Bass)
http://twitter.com/bioritmomusic

Chris Ryan: Guitarist/song writer…I’ve been lucky  to play more with Chris the past few years and also recorded on his album “Pray for the Rain” along with Brian Mahne and Derrick Englert.  You can find out more about Chris and check out his record here on itunes.

Bryce McCormick:  Pianist/song writter/video maker….Bryce kind of does it all.  I was fortunate to be apart of his new album “Let It Go” produced by Trey Pollard and Bryce and also featuring Andrew Randazzo on bass.  Check out more about Bryce and listen to some tracks from his album here…(Bryce McCormick bandcamp page)  http://twitter.com/BryceMcCormick

Other Richmond Musicians that more people in the world should be aware of:

Lauren Serpa (Lauren’s photo page)
John Lilley
Devonne Harris
Marcus Tenney
Andrew Randazzo
Paul Wilson
Todd Herrington
DJ Williams
Kelli Starwbridge
JC Kuhl
Randal Pharr
David Hood
Larri Branch
Brian Cruse 
Brian Mahne
Lucas Fritz
C.J. Wolfe
The Big East
Stephanie Auld
Aaron Williams
Dean Christesen
Ryan Corbitt
John Winn
Wells Hanley
Alan Parker
Abinnet Berhanu
Doug Richards
Skip Gailes
Clifton McDaniel
Adam Larrabee
Suzi Fischer
David Tenenholtz
Abby Outlaw
Lindsey Prather
Evan Sarver
Toby Whitaker
Eddie Prendergast
Taylor Barnett
Reggie Chapman

(by no means is this intended to be a complete list….)

Also, here is a pretty amazing chart, done by Peter McElhinney, connecting some of the musicians in Richmond together….

One more new video…

Here is a short video of the 4tet from our trip to Connecticut playing our song “Clockwise”.
Thanks again to Carl Testa for having us play at his Uncertainty Music Series.  If you live in the New Haven area (or if you happen to be visiting) be sure to check out what’s going on with the series.  There are always great shows happening and it’s a great series to support.

More soon…..

New ScottClark4tet videos

Back in May we took a short trip to play a few shows in New York and Connecticut.  The shows went great and we we fortunate to have our show in New Haven, Connecticut recorded for us.  The show was at The Elm Bar and was part of The Uncertainty Music Series presented by the great bassist/composer Carl Testa.

Here are two songs from that night.
Saucy Pink

F.A.

Both songs can be found on our new album “A&B” available from me or digitally on the bandcamp site (http://scottclark4tet.bandcamp.com/).

Thanks to everyone for the support
More soon…..

Style Weekly Article and Commercial Taphouse 6/10

In this weeks issue of Richmond’s Style Weekly there is an article about myself and the 4tet.  Thanks to Peter McElhinney, of Style Weekly, for writing the article and for all of the support.  You can read the article here (Style Weekly)

Also, we will be playing at the Commercial Taphouse in Richmond this Sunday (6/10).  The show starts at 9:30pm and is free.  We will have copies of the new ScottClark4tet cd, A&B, available at the show and if you can’t wait until then you can download your copy on the bandcamp page here. (http://scottclark4tet.bandcamp.com)

Thanks to everyone for your support and we hope you can make it to the show….
more soon….

ScottClark4tet
Sunday June 10th
Commercial Taphouse
111 North Robinson Street  Richmond, VA 23220
9:30pm
Free

ScottClark4tet cd release show May 22nd @ The Camel (w/Tim Daisy and Jeb Bishop duo!)


Well, the time has finally come.  Tuesday May 22nd will be the official release of the first ScottClark4tet album “A & B”…and we will be celebrating with a great show at The Camel in Richmond, VA featuring two truly great musicians from Chicago, Tim Daisy– drums and Jeb Bishop– trombone.  Some of you may remember Jeb Bishop from his amazing show at The Camel with his trio (opening for NO BS!).  Tim Daisy has also been to Richmond a few times playing some great shows with Ken Vandermark.  This is the first time that Tim and Jeb are traveling as a duo and they are touring in support of their new record “Old Shoulders”.
(You can read their press release below)

Also, in case you missed it, last week we were on the CBS 6 morning show called “Virginia This Morning”.  If you weren’t able to see it live, you can watch it here.
(http://wtvr.com/2012/05/08/virginia-this-morning-scott-clark-4-tet/)

I hope you can make it out to the show and celebrate with us.

ScottClark4tet
w/Tim Daisy + Jeb Bishop Duo
The Camel (1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA)
9pm
$5

ScottClark4tet:
Cameron Ralston-bass
Jason Scott-sax
Bob Miller-trumpet
Scott Clark-drums

Chicago based percussionist Tim Daisy and Trombonist Jeb Bishop embark on a tour of the southeastern United States in support of their latest release “Old Shoulders” available now on Relay Records. 

Both Tim and Jeb are mainstays in the fertile Chicago improvised music scenes and have collaborated in a number of groups over the years including: The Vandermark 5, The Engines, and the Chicago Improvisers Group.
This will be their first tour in a duo format. Come out and help celebrate their new release!

More info at:
www.timdaisy.com

Now Available:  RELAY RECORDS 004 :: Jeb Bishop + Tim Daisy Duo — “Old Shoulders”  Limited Edition 300 cd’s. Original Artwork by Bill Tucker (Thanks Bill!) Send an email to: timothydaisy@warpmail.net — I’ll send a Paypal Invoice ASAP

Free Jazz, Local Morning News, Shows in NYC and CT….and more

photo by Lauren Serpa

This week the 4tet goes on the road for a short stretch of shows in Connecticut and New York…and we play on the local Richmond CBS morning show “Virginia This Morning”.

First on Tuesday May 8th, we’ll bring our free jazz sounds to the early morning local news.  Free Jazz and Morning News are not usually talked about in the same sentence, so be sure to tune in to see what happens.  The program is on CBS 6 in Richmond, and runs from 9-10am.  We will play twice so we hope you’ll check it out or set the dvr.

Next, on Wednesday May 9th we’re going to New Haven Connecticut to play at The Uncertainty Music Series presented by the great bassist/composer Carl Testa.  The show will take place at The Elm Bar (372 Elm St. New Haven, CT).  Show starts at 9pm ($5 suggested donation) and we’ll be playing 2 sets of music, one of which will be the second performance of our suite of music based off of the book “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee” by Dee Brown and on my own research into my family history.  (more info

Then on Thursday May 10th we’ll be playing at IBeam in Brooklyn, NY.  This show will be with Blood Syndicate Trio featuring Darius Jones– alto, Jason Nazary– drums and Sean Conly– bass.  Cameron, Darius and myself used to have a trio together when Darius was still living in Richmond called CUD, and we’re excited to be sharing the stage together again.  The show starts at 8:30 and there is a $10 suggested donation.  (IBeam 168 7th Street  Brooklyn, NY 11215)

And if you happen to be in, or near, Richmond on Wednesday May 9th there is going to be a great show happening in town.  The amazing Peter Evans and Travis Laplante will both be playing solo sets and this will be the second show at the amazing ForInstance Gallery with the phenomenal artwork of local artist Martin B. Johnson (http://www.martinbjohnson.com/) as the back drop to the show.  They will be joined with a great trio of musicians from Richmond featuring Scott Burton- guitar, Pinson Chanselle- drums and John Lilley- sax.  The last show featuring Bererberg was a great success and we’re excited about having these world class musicians coming to Richmond.  We hope that you’ll come show support for the music. (Some more information can be found via the facebook event here http://www.facebook.com/events/420593331292846/)

Peter Evans- Trumpet
Travis Laplante- Saxophone
Scott Burton, Pinson Chanselle, John Lilley
ForInstance Gallery
107 East Cary St Richmond, VA 23220
Doors at 7:30 show starts at 8:00pm
$5 ($10 Suggested Donation)

Thanks for everyone’s support and we hope to see you at these great shows.
Stay tuned for more shows coming in May including the ScottClark4tet cd release show on May 22nd.

Exciting Shows On The Horizon

There are some great shows on the horizon for the 4tet….with some amazing musicians from both in and out of town.  First on Tuesday March 27th we will be sharing a bill at Balliceaux with the duo of drummer Brian Jones and saxophonist JC Kuhl.  Next we return to the Commercial Taphouse on Sunday April 1st for a free show.

Then 2 big shows later in the month of April.  First, on April 12th at The Camel, we will be playing with New York’s amazing Endangered Blood made up of Trevor Dunn-bass, Jim Black-drums, Chris Speed-sax and Oscar Noriega-sax.
The following week we’ll be sharing the stage with a trio of great musicians from Chicago and Switzerland featuring Josh Berman– cornet, Fred Lonberg-Holm– cello, and Christoph Erb– saxophone.  This show will be happening at FORInstance Gallery on April 19th.

On May 15th we will be performing for the Listening Room series at the Firehouse Theater with Richmond’s Near Earth Objects.
And then on May 22nd at The Camel, we will be releasing our first album.  For that show we will be sharing the stage with more great musicians from Chicago.  This time it will be the duo of Tim Daisy- drums and Jeb Bishop- trombone.

I know it’s a lot of music in a short time (not to mention all of the other great music that is always happening in RVA!) but it’s exciting to have such great musicians from out of town interested in coming to Richmond to share their music.

We’re also working out a small tour in May in support of the album….stay tuned for details on that.
Thanks to everyone for their support and come support live music!

Mon March 26 :: SCUO @ The Camel 9:00pm 1621 W. Broad St
Tue March 27 :: ScottClark4tet w/ Brian Jones/JC Kuhl duo @ Balliceaux 10pm 203 N. Lombardy St.
Sun April 1 :: ScottClark4tet @ The Commercial Taphouse 11 N. Robinson St. 9:30pm
Thurs April 12 :: ScottClark4tet w/Endangered Blood (Trevor Dunn, Jim Black, Chris Speed, Oscar Noriega) @ The Camel 1621 W. Broad St. 9:00pm
Thurs April 19 :: ScottClark4tet w/Josh Berman, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Christoph Erb @ FORInstance Gallery 107 E. Cary St 7:30pm
Wed May 9 :: ScottClark4tet @ Elm Bar 372 Elm St New Haven, CT 9:00pm
Thurs May 10 :: ScottClark4tet w/ Grass Roots (Darius Jones, Chad Taylor, Alex Harding, Sean Conly) @ IBeam 168 7th St Brooklyn, NY 8:30pm
Tue May 15 :: ScottClark4tet w/Near Earth Objects @ The Listening Room at Firehouse Theater 1609 W. Broad St 7:30pm
Tue May 22 :: ScottClark4tet cd release w/Tim Daisy & Jeb Bishop duo @ The Camel 1621 W. Broad St.  9:30pm
Sun June 10 :: ScottClark4tet @ The Commercial Taphouse 11 N. Robinson St. 9:30pm