Jazz973 Presents Darryl Clark Fusion featuring Lynette Sheard

Jazz973Clements Presents Darryl Clark Fusion feat Lynette

 

Come spend an enjoyable evening listening to some of the best local 973Jazz cats around. They continually knock audiences out their seats with some truly cool smooth jazz fusion tunes. Add in the beautiful melodious voice of vocalist Lynette Sheard and Darrylclarkfusion will have you shaking your head yes, yes and saying more more. This is a wonderful treat that is very tasteful and synchronized in delivery of their tunes hence an enjoyable night of music is definitely guranteed. Join us for free in this installment of Jazz973 at 7PM.

Darryl Clark Fusion Band

  • Darryl Clark Bandleader, Bass
  • Abdul Rahman – Drums
  • Alex DeLazzari – Saxophone
  • Howard Hall – Keys
  • Lynette Sheard – Vocalist

Darryl Clark Bandleader, Bass

Darryl Clark Bandleader started with classical guitar at 8 years old and took up the bass guitar when he was 14. Darryl’s introduction to jazz bass came in his teens from legendary bassist Earl May (played with Miles Davis, Lester Young, Gene Ammons, Sonny Stitt, and Mercer Ellington, Miles Davis) while a student at the Jazzmobile in NYC. He has performed with jazz artists Nat Adderley Jr, Tina Fabrique, Steve Marley, Marshall McDonald, and Kirk Tamura. Darryl’s latest project, DC Fusion an R&B/Jazz group, recently released their first CD “West Coast Dreamin”. He has played at a variety of venues such as Lincoln Center, Trumpets, The Bitter End, Cleopatra’s Needle, Flushing Town Hall, the Priory, The Borgata, the Hedley Club in San Jose as well as various festivals in the NYC metropolitan area. Darryl has been integral to the music ministries at Bethel AME, St Matthew AME youth prison ministry, currently is at Bethany Church in West Orange.

Abdul Rahman – Drums

Abdullah Rahman – Teacher of percussion at Harlem School for the Arts and the UNC school of the Arts in North Carolina. Abdullah has performed all over the world most recently in Russia and many clubs across NYC.

Alex DeLazzari – Saxophone

Originally from Italy but growing up in the D.C. area, saxophonist and composer. Alex first picked up the saxophone at age 12, and, shortly after hearing a few John Coltrane records, was hooked. Now he is a freshman at William Paterson University in New Jersey where he studies with famed saxophonist Vincent Herring. Recently has performed at Baltimore’s Germanos, Petworth’s Zig Zag Club in Berlin’s Umbria Jazz Festival, around New Jersey venues Hat City, Newark’s Clements Place, Suzy Ques, South Orange 24 Hours Festival, New Brunswick Jazz Venues, and New York City Bar Next Door.

Howard Hall – Keys

Howard’s diverse musical background includes classical, R&B, jazz, Latin jazz and gospel. Howard displays a soulful and melodic touch to his interpretations. Howard’s style drives the group to explore new places for many standards. Howard has played the Bitter End and numerous NJ summer concert series.

Lynette Sheard – Vocalist

To hear her is to love her. A small taste is really all you need, her vocal versatility is amaxing as you sit and listen you feel gourself wanting more. Lynette Sheard is a gifted versatile vocalist with a five octave range and a perfect pitch. She is an actor, producer and director. Her performances have been acknowledged in numerous publications including, NY Times, The Record and the Chronicle. The Star Ledger proclaims that “Her voice reaches deep into one’s soul and finds a soft spot” She performs Jazz, R&B and in many other genres.

Theater credits include principal roles in: Dream Girls, Smokey Joes Café, Ragtime, Swing, Aida, and an encore performance as Lena Younger Mama in Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun. She has received countless awards and recognition for her musical service work with children, the elderly and veterans.

Most recently Lynette has been featured in the “Encyclopedia of Newark Jazz”. She is the unseated “West Orange Idol”.

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I urge you all to come on out in this wonderful holiday season for this smoking hot final 2018 Jazz973 performance. Free access and Refreshments but limited seating so please RSVP NOW. Thank you. Greg.

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DATE AND TIME

Wed, December 12, 2018

7:00 PM – 9:30 PM EST

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LOCATION

Clement’s Place

15 Washington Street

Newark, NJ 07102

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OrganizerGregory Burrus

Organizer of Jazz973@Clements Place Presents Darryl Clark Fusion feat Lynette Sheard

 

 

Gregory Burrus is a local live music ambassador, event developer an community partner that develops, manages, promotes and documents local community events in the Greater New Jersey and New York Area.

Gregory Burrus sits on a number of local boards and committees and serves as the Board Member Maplewood Community Music, Manages, Vice President of the North Jersey Blues Alliance, Curates and Promotes the South Orange Downtown After Sundown Live Music Concerts, the South Orange 24 Hours of Music Festival, the SOPAC Playing Around South Orange Music Initiative, the Maplewood 4th of Music Live Music Events, Newark’s Jazz973 at Clements Place Jazz Series, NYC John Jay College Myrna Bain Scholarship Fundraiser, the Orange NJ ValleyArts Music Programs, Creator of the South Orange Farmers Market Jazz Jam, along with booking bands at many other local venues.

Showcasing, photographing, videotaping events and happenings as they occur around town while living life every day to the fullest. Learn more at :

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Jazz973 Presents Future Rising Caylen Bryant

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Come on out and enjoy what Jazz973 is all about, the FUTURE RISING BAND is an emerging artist Jazz series by musicians serious about making a difference on the Jazz scene. We have not one but four rising stars being led by one serious professional and it definitely shows. Curated to showcase those musicians working amongst their peers and the professionals. FUTURE RISING is producing some serious beautiful music each and every time they hit the stage. Clements Place is the perfect place for you to come on out and experience the magic. It’s free, it’s local so come join us. RSVP a must due to limited seating.

LAUREN SCALES, VOCALS

GIL SCOTT CHAPMAN, PIANO

CAYLEN BRYANT, BASS

JARRETT WALSER, DRUMS

LANCE BRYANT, MUSICAL DIRECTOR, SAXOPHONE

LAUREN SCALES, VOCALS

The daughter of the native Detroiters and acclaimed duo Charles and Gwen Scales, Lauren Scales has been performing for most of her life. She earned her Bachelor of Musical Arts degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Michigan, and her Master of Music in Songwriting Composition from New York University. She was named the NYU Steinhardt Songwriting Scholar of 2017, received national recognition as a composer/performer in the 2016 Betty Carter Jazz Ahead program at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C, and claimed Second Runner Up in the 2016 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition hosted by the NJPAC and judged by such jazz icons as Christian McBride and Dianne Reeves. Most recently, she was a participant in the first annual 2018 UNISA Jazz Vocal Competition, hosted by the University of South Africa. Lauren continues to perform in a variety of configurations in the New York City area, and is working towards her debut E.P..

GIL SCOTT CHAPMAN, PIANO

Gil Scott Chapman is a 28-year-old, classically trained jazz pianist from Westfield, New Jersey. He began his classical music studies with Dr. Loretta Jankowski at the tender age of 7; where under her tutelage, he won and placed in various classical piano competitions. He is a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy (2008). Gil proceeded to earn his B.F.A. (Jazz Studies) and Master of Music (Improvisation) from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. While there, he studied under world renowned jazz pianist and educator Geri Allen (undergraduate); and also with another famed jazz pianist, Benny Green (Masters)–who was the late great Oscar Peterson’s protege. Chapman has performed and recorded alongside many celebrated artists including opera diva Jessye Norman and composer-pianist Bob James. In 2012, while matriculated at the University of Michigan, Chapman received praise from the incomparable Ahmad Jamal, whom he played for in a master-class setting. The following year, the University of Michigan Jazz Department recommended Gil Scott to participate in another master-class at Wayne State University with composer-pianist Danilo Perez. To his delight, Chapman was invited to perform with Perez at the Detroit Jazz Festival. Gil also played a crucial role in the development the “Gershwin Initiative”—where (The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance) entered into a long-term partnership with the Gershwin family to undertake a two-part initiative that will bring the music of George and Ira Gershwin to students, scholars, performers and audiences across campus and worldwide. A gifted artist with an insatiate curiosity, Gil Scott’s quest to push the jazz art form, therefore himself, is without end.

CAYLEN BRYANT, BASS

Caylen Bryant has been connected to music since she was a child. Growing up in a very musical household, she draws her inspiration from her family. She began on the cello as a young girl- but has been singing for longer than she can remember. She began playing the bass at Oberlin and now plays a wide variety of music on both the upright bass and electric bass. Caylen is an alumna of Oberlin College and Conservatory, and graduated from the double degree program in the class 2017. She currently lives in South Orange, New Jersey, and is an active working musician; playing in the New York city tri state area.

JARRETT WALSER, DRUMS

Jarrett Walser began his musical journey at the age of three but his love for jazz began at the age of 11 when he started studying at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s (NJPAC) Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens program in 2001. During his 7 years at NJPAC, he had the fortunate opportunity to study with jazz greats such as Ralph Peterson, Cecil Brooks III and Dion Parson. After his studies at NJPAC, he continued to pursue his passion for music at Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts, where he received his B.A.(2012) and M.M.(2017) in Jazz Performance. While there he was able to study with world class musicians Victor Lewis, Ralph Bowen and Conrad Herwig to name a few. Over the years, Jarrett Walser has performed with various groups at numerous venues and occasions including performances at the Iridium, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Allen Room, Victoria Theater at New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Trumpets, The Blue Note, Blues Alley and Carnegie Hall. He is currently a member of Amigos, Amigos! a Prog-Rock Band and Goddess Laskshmi an Indie Rock Band. He has recently performed with jazz trumpeter Eddie Allen’s groups PUSH, Eddie Allen Quintet and 3hree for Loius:Tribute to Louis Armstrong, as well as Jazz Saxophonist Chico Freeman. Jarrett continues to perform for a variety of public and private events and is working towards starting his own groups to perform his own music.

LANCE BRYANT, MUSICAL DIRECTOR, SAXOPHONE

Saxophonist and vocalist, Lance Bryant comes out of Markham, Illinois, a small town near Chicago. He received his formal music education at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, where he studied saxophone and, composition and arranging. After moving to New York City in the mid. 1980s, Lance continued his education, studying saxophone and arranging privately with Frank Foster, the former director of the Count Basie Orchestra. In 1990 Lance began his decade-long relationship with the Lionel Hampton Orchestra and in 1993 became the Orchestra’s Musical Director and Principal Arranger. Lance also made his film debut in Spike Lee’s Malcolm X and traveled extensively with Phyllis Hyman, Jon Hendricks, Pete “LaRocca” Sims, Wallace Roney, Abdulah Ibrahim, Bootsy Collins, James Williams and others. In the early summer of 2000, Lance was selected as an on-stage musician for the Broadway production of the musical review Swing!. More recently Lance performed in the orchestra for the Broadway production of George C. Wolfe’s “Shuffle Along …” featuring Tony Award winner Audra MacDonald and the choreography of Savion Glover. Lance’s earliest musical experience was established while growing up in the Baptist Church. His connection with spirituality and music has endured. In 2002 he released Psalm, the first of four Cds featuring original songs, and jazz arrangements of hymns and Spirituals. Lance’s current performing and touring activity includes the New Lionel Hampton Big Band featuring Jason Marsalis as co-director, with South African pianist Abdullah Ibrahim and Ekaya, occasionally with the Count Basie Orchestra, as well as performing his own music in the New York/New Jersey area. While not touring Lance continues to serve on the faculty of the Jazz at Lincoln Center educational department in New York City.

Come on out and join us in Jazz973 and have some fun with us. Limited seating so please RSVP today.

Thank You

Gregory Burrus

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Things To Do In Newark, NJ Performance Music

 

DATE AND TIME

Wed, November 14, 2018

7:00 PM – 9:30 PM EST

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LOCATION

Clement’s Place

15 Washington Street

Newark, NJ 07102

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OrganizerGregory Burrus

Organizer of Jazz973@Clements Place Presents Future Rising Quintet

 

 

Gregory Burrus is a local live music ambassador, event developer an community partner that develops, manages, promotes and documents local community events in the Greater New Jersey and New York Area.

Gregory Burrus sits on a number of local boards and committees and serves as the Board Member Maplewood Community Music, Manages, Vice President of the North Jersey Blues Alliance, Curates and Promotes the South Orange Downtown After Sundown Live Music Concerts, the South Orange 24 Hours of Music Festival, the SOPAC Playing Around South Orange Music Initiative, the Maplewood 4th of Music Live Music Events, Newark’s Jazz973 at Clements Place Jazz Series, NYC John Jay College Myrna Bain Scholarship Fundraiser, the Orange NJ ValleyArts Music Programs, Creator of the South Orange Farmers Market Jazz Jam, along with booking bands at many other local venues.

Showcasing, photographing, videotaping events and happenings as they occur around town while living life every day to the fullest. Learn more at :

Gregory Burrus – Gregory Burrus Live Music Ambassador