The BroadStage announced that it has named legendary bassist Stanley Clarke as its
Artist in Residence for three years beginning in the Fall of 2023. This residency is an
artist-centered partnership that includes performances, curation, and mentorship for
Santa Monica College and Santa Monica High School music students. Co-designed by
Clarke, BroadStage Activations staff and school faculty, the residency provides direct
access and training by Clarke for students, who are on the cusp of professional careers.
BroadStage Executive and Artistic Director, Rob Bailis has stated that the cornerstone
goal of Clarke’s residency is the launch an annual intergenerational jazz festival in
Santa Monica, CA, in three-years’ time.
Stanley said, “There has never been a more important time to enliven the culture of
creativity than the times we are currently living in. In the recent past, we have suffered
the loss of many of our important cultural spaces and creators. This presents a crucial
moment for our city and for the future of the arts in general. It seems that technological
advancement in the arts is taking people further away from the one-of-a-kind experience
of being exposed to quality live music. Exposure to the arts at the highest levels is
paramount to the spawning of the future of culture and the arts.”
Check out this documentary about’s Stanley’s residency:
BroadStage is an industry-leading performing arts producer and presenter located on
the Los Angeles’ Westside in Santa Monica. It provides a platform for the world’s most
compelling artists working the theatre, dance and music, and multidisciplinary artforms.
It is located on the campus of Santa Monica College and is part of the SMC Performing
Arts Center. Established in partnership with SMC in 2008, both organizations are
aligned on core values of creativity, learning, and belonging.
There are 2 events set at Broadstage related to the Residency (3 if including 3/30
1) 1/21 Santa Monica High School Winter Jazz Concert
2) 3/19 Artist Talk
Stanley’s participation with both are detailed at: https://broadstage.org/activations/artist-
BroadStage Website – https://broadstage.org
Broadstage Residency Link – https://broadstage.org/activations/artist-in-residence/