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Two Bassist Pioneers, Stanley Clarke and Victor Wooten, TONIGHT at the State Theatre

Posted by Alexandra Voigt on 03/22 at 01:40 PM

This evening, March 22, at 8 pm, two refined and widely renowned bassists—Stanley Clarke and Victor Wooten—will showcase their award-winning talents at the State Theatre on College Ave.

It’s been said that the legendary Stanley Clarke instigated the 1970s “bass revolution” and soon became the king of fusion jazz music.  Clarke has won every major award available to bass players: Grammys, Emmys, etc.

Influenced by Clarke himself, Victor Wooten has also won innumerable bassist awards.  He is the only person to win ‘Bassist of the Year’ by Bass Player Magazine more than once.  In 1988, Wooten met New Grass Revival banjo ace, Béla Fleck, where Béla Fleck and the Flecktones emerged.

Come witness the innovative slap funk technique by the two most talented bassists of our time. Also celebrate Wooten’s 15th anniversary of “A Show of Hands,” his first solo recording!

{name} Author: Alexandra Voigt
Bio: [Alex] is currently a senior double majoring in Print Journalism and International Studies with a double minor in Music Technology and French. As random as all that may seem, Alex’s true passion lies within the art of music and the countless characteristics of rock and roll. Growing up to everything classic rock, she indulges in Led Zeppelin, The Doors, CCR, The Animals, Neil Young up through 90s grunge and today’s indie/folk rock and electro beats like: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Spoon, The Black Keys, TV on the Radio and Bassnectar!, (don’t turn away, that is only a taste of the list). Alex also loves using music programs like Logic Pro to mix, modulate and place different effects on songs, which is why electronic/techno and dubstep play an essential factor in her everyday life.


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