Clark Gibson Quartet
The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame welcomes the Dr. Clark Gibson Group back to the Depot Stage. He will be joined on stage by guitarist Grant Goldstein, drummer Jeremy Thomas and bassist Dean DeMerritt. Clark Gibson is a jazz saxophonist, composer and educator. He is director of jazz studies at Northeastern State University. He is a highly sought after adjudicator and clinician throughout the country.
Clark’s professional career began in Denver, Colorado performing popular music genres such as jazz, funk, blues and more. While there, he formed his own group, the Clark Gibson Quartet which was nominated for “Best Jazz Group in Colorado” by Westword Magazine and released his first independently released CD “The Offering”.
Dr. Gibson received his Bachelor of Music in jazz at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA. In 2010, Clark recorded his second album “Iapetus,” released on Pony Boy Records, which featured his latest original compositions and arrangements. From 2012-2015, Clark completed his masters and doctoral degree at the University of Illinois. During this time, he recorded a third album as a leader self-titled as the “Old Style Sextet”. The cd received high reviews and national airplay through BluJazz Records based out of Chicago, IL. The group was also awarded 2nd Place at the 2014 Macua Jazz and Blues festival. In 2015, Clark released Charlie Parker with Strings: The Lost Arrangements through BluJazz Records. The recording is receiving national attention from radio as well as positive reviews in publications such as Down Beat, allaboutjazz.com, the L.A. Jazz Scene and Oklahoma Magazine.
The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame is located in downtown Tulsa’s Jazz Depot, 111 E. First St., upper level. Tickets can be purchased at the depot, from www.JazzHallTickets.com, or by calling 918-928-JAZZ. General admission is $15, reserved table seating $20. Seniors and Jazz Hall members are admitted for $10, and high school and junior high students for $5. The event is a part of Jazz Hall’s 2017 Spring Concert Series. The Show starts at 5:00 p.m.