Jackie Clark
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  • Memphis
  • United States
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Where are you located?
Memphis,Tn
What is your affiliation to the Jazz World?
Musical Artist, Producer, Music Director, Arranger, Composer
Tell us a little about your background...
Considering his family's musical background,it's no suprise that Jackie Clark is gradually becoming one of the more in-demand bassists throughout the U.S."Growing up in a musical environment at home helped create my passion for music.It's just that I didn't realize it until after college" ,the bassist states. I thought I would play pro sports like some of my other friends growing up!" he says with a laugh.

The music world is a better place since the day he stopped throwing touchdowns as a high school quarterback and picked up a bass guitar! Once he realized what he was destined to become,he started to agressively pursue a career in the music business.

Jackie has since provided air-tight pocket on live and studio recordings or live concerts with the likes of the late O'Landa Draper,gospel icons Shirley Caesar,Clark Sisters and Yolanda Adams,Tennessee Mass Choir,COGIC Mass Choir.

Though gospel music is his first love,he was eventually hired to hold down the bottom for some of R&B biggest names beginning with Howard Hewett in 2001.That led to a few stints with other male vocalists such as Keith Washington,Glenn Jones.He's also held the house band bass chair for legendary artists like Dionne Warwick,Jerry Butler,The Emotions,Carl Carlton,Freda Payne,Candi Staton,Barbara Mason,Gene Chandler,Lenny Williams,Peabo Bryson,Deniece Williams,Russell Thompkins Jr and The New Stylistics,Bonnie Tyler,Dorothy Moore to modern day artists Deborah Cox,Mya, Oscar winners Triple Six Mafia.

His biggest break,however, was landing a 6 week European tour with former J-Records recordng artist,Angie Stone.This tour allowed him to be seen on the international stage and live DVD recordings with her."Playing with Angie definitely helped me to become visible to the world and I'm grateful for that opportunity!" Jackie says. That tour also landed him several endorsement opportunities with Chicago's Lakland basses, rising star luthier Pavel De La Fuente of Dallas and EBS Professional bass systems of Sweden.

To this day,he can still be seen with Howard Hewett on many occasions as well as 80's sensation,Shalamar.He also currently holds the bass chair for TV producer David Gest's,"World Concerts Orchestra".David is best known for producing Michael Jackson's 30th Anniversary CBS special in 2001.
How did you hear about the Jazz Network? Please give full name of contact
A friend
What Instrument do you play?
Piano, Bass, Trombone, Other
What is your website address? Only websites that pertain to your business and how you can be contacted.
http://www.myspace.com/groove4life

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At 9:28am on April 26, 2010, Tassili Bond said…
Wassup Jackie!
At 12:40am on September 10, 2009, Rita Shelby said…
Lovin' that music, lovin' that bass-- especially Open Our Eyes and My Inspiration!!! Yes, indeed my jazzy friend.
Congrats to you for keeping the music alive!
Rita
At 11:56pm on September 9, 2009, Rita Shelby said…
What? Nay, nay, you didn't go the Overton?
Can we even converse any further??
And what school did you attend prey tell?
At 11:26pm on September 9, 2009, Rita Shelby said…
Hey man,
Great to meet you. By the way, Overton's own Willie Daniels is the co-writer on all of my wonderful tunes but one! We were right there with crazy O'Landa and Sergeant Lulah!!
Lots of jazzy love,
Rita
Please download a few at itunes if you can.
At 2:04pm on March 16, 2008, Greg Randolph said…
Fellow Tennessean! U of M is looking good going into the NCAA. Thanks for accepting the invite and stopping by my site. Stay in touch my friend.

Peace and Love,
Greg
At 4:48pm on February 22, 2008, Wasi Supreme said…
What-Up JC,
Blessingz to You again my Brutha. Just dropping by to give a Brutha a Shout! I thought about calling You to do this Hit with me on 3/29/08 "Blue Magic" but then I realized that Your in Memphis. But I know we'd have a lot of fun working together. ......Peeace!
At 12:10am on February 18, 2008, Roger Byam said…
Hey Jackie, Thanks much. Glad to meet you.
At 11:45pm on February 17, 2008, isom green jr said…
what is up Jackie look like we connected again my friend the music sound great


Ice
At 2:59pm on February 11, 2008, Reggie Hines said…
I see you made it over here.
At 2:22pm on February 10, 2008, Roderick said…
Hello, just wanted to stop in and introduce myself.
We run the Jazz Cafe on Sundays 12noon-4pm est on NiaJamz.com.
Check us out!
 
 
 

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