Last year, Stanley was honored at the Montreal Jazz Festival with the 18th prestigious Miles Davis Award. The award is presented to tribute a great international jazz musician for the entire body of his or her work and for that musician’s influence in regenerating the jazz idiom. An add privilege of the award is hosting a four-night Invitation Series of the artist’s choice. Stanley’s Invitation Series at the festival takes place this year from June 28 – July 1.
Stanley says of the occasion, “In addition to being honored with the Miles Davis Award last year, I was even more surprised that I was invited to come up with four shows that I could pretty much put together as I wanted. Of course, I would have loved ten shows. I went crazy with ideas.”
The series of four concerts will include guest performances with pianist Hiromi, The Harlem String Quartet, SMV with Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten and the Stanley Clarke Band with drummer Ronald Bruner, Jr., keyboardist Ruslan Sirota with Zach Brock joining them on violin.
Performances and showtime details can be found here.