Fri. March 24 at 7:30pm- Please join Unity on the River in Amesbury, MA for an evening of eternal funk and soulful jazz by the Ken Clark Organ Trio. Well known to the Unity community, Ken Clark returns with new songs and classy compositions. Tickets are $15 at the door or presale on Sundays in the Unity bookstore.
Originally from South Hero, Vermont, (and now residing in Beverly, Ma.) Clark began playing the organ at an early age through the influence of his mother, a gifted pianist in her own right. Yes, Clark’s dexterous footwork is clearly evident throughout his music.
While attending Berklee School Of Music in Boston, Clark met guitarist Mike Mele, who had moved to Boston from New York in the mid 80’s to study with jazz greats Charlie Banacos and Garrison Fewell. While at school they also met drummer Steve Chaggaris, who has degrees from both Berklee and the New England Conservatory Of Music.
They formed the Ken Clark Trio, producing a deep and soulful groove which shines brightly on their new release Eternal Funk on the Severn jazz label. Their approach combines a sound and feel that shows class and elegance, while at the same time finding a groove that evokes this smokey jazz bar vibe.
Clark has also appeared on blueswoman Michelle Wilson’s CD Wake Up Call and as a sideman on Green Street with the John Stein Trio, who Clark also met at Berklee.
For more information on ticket sales, etc please visit unityontheriver.org or call 978 834 7830.