Stanley Clarke ACME Studio Pen

In a collaboration with ACME Studios, Stanley created a design for his very own pen. The top half of this sleek black pen has a gorgeous illustration of the headstock of his famous Alembic Electric Bass. When you flip the pen over, contrasting the electric bass, is the head of an acoustic bass. If youContinue Reading

Stanley Plays on Morning Phase

Beck recently released his twelfth album titled Morning Phase which features Stanley on many of the tracks. Stanley has known Beck for many years and stated “Yea he’s really talented that guy. I think that he’s always been on the cutting edge of whatever he’s doing and that’s what I’ve always liked about him.” ToContinue Reading

School Days Tour

“It is great to revisit the School Days album. When that album was released it changed my life as an artist” – Stanley Stanley as well as his loyal fans across the decades are ecstatic to be experiencing School Days live once again. Check out our Tours page to see where he will be performingContinue Reading

JazzTimes: George Duke by Stanley Clarke

Stanley wrote this article for the Jazz Times as a tribute to one of his greatest friends, George Duke.


Two weeks ago Stanley played six sensational shows with Beka Gochiashvili, Mike Mitchell, and The Harlem String Quartet at The Catalina in Los Angeles. This team of musicians allowed Stanley the musical freedom on the acoustic bass to express his classical roots as well the jazz artistry we all know and love. For more aboutContinue Reading

Best Man Holiday

Stanley Clarke Pens Music Score For This Weekend’s Hit Movie, The Best Man Holiday Film Composer and legendary jazzman Stanley Clarke wrote the musical score for the hit Universal film, The Best Man Holiday. Immediately jumping to #2 in film revenues for its opening weekend, the film was released nationally November 15. For the full story, go here….


Many of us have come together in thought and in spirit because of George’s passing….. George Duke’s life is to be celebrated because his life was about achievement, discipline, structure, focus, love and extreme ability. George lived life “STRONG’. He lived the life of 30 musicians. He attacked life as much as life attacked him.Continue Reading

Time Exposure Re-Issued on CD

Stanley’s 1984 recording Time Exposure has just been re-issued with extended versions of several tracks. Funkytown Grooves is reissuing the album through license with Sony Music. The CD can be ordered here.

Stanley and Esperanza – Switzerland

Stanley with Esperanza Spalding in Switzerland.

An Evening with Stanley Clarke Presented by American Express at LA’s Grammy Museum – May 9th

The GRAMMY Museum will host an evening with Stanley featuring an in-depth discussion moderated by GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli May 9, 8:00pm. Following the interview, Stanley will answer questions from the audience, then plug in and perform a selection of songs. Doors open at 7:30 pm. American Express presale tickets are $25 andContinue Reading