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Joe Clark

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Joe Clark is an active composer and arranger of music in a wide variety of styles and idioms. Working with Dr. Cliff Colnot, Clark is an arranger for The Institute for Learning, Access and Training at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, writing for the Once Upon a Symphony and Orchestra Explorers programs. Joe's music has been performed by Yo-Yo Ma, Renée Fleming, Phil Woods, Ira Sullivan, Jim McNeely, the Chicago Sinfonietta, Bob Lark and his Alumni Big Band, the Tom Matta Big Band, Mulligan Mosaics Nonet, DePaul University Jazz Ensemble, University of Cincinnati CCM Jazz Lab Band, Chicago Q Ensemble, thingNY, Julia Bentley and the Spektral Quartet, and players from the Grant Park Symphony and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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The C.O.W.L. Sessions

Label: Jazzed Media
Released: 2014

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News: Recording

Sparks & Shadows To Release The C.O.W.L. Sessions Featuring Original Music Composed By Joe Clark

Sparks & Shadows To Release The C.O.W.L. Sessions Featuring Original Music Composed By Joe Clark

“American history gets overhauled in C.O.W.L., a new series about the superhero labor union of 1960s Chicago that’s been described as Mad Men meets Avengers.” – The Hollywood Reporter Culver City, CA: Sparks & Shadows announces the release of The C.O.W.L. Sessions soundtrack digitally on October 28, 2014. The C.O.W.L. Sessions is the audio companion to ...

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Article: Album Review

The Depaul University Jazz Ensemble: Salutes Woody Herman

Read "Salutes Woody Herman" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Were he still with us, bandleader Woody Herman would have turned one hundred years young on May 16, 2013. What better way, then, to mark the occasion than by doing something that made “the Chopper" happier than anything else: swinging hard and often. Chicago's DePaul University Jazz Ensemble does precisely that on this superb album comprised ...

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Article: Big Band Report

Pointing Fingers... And Naming Names

Read "Pointing Fingers... And Naming Names" reviewed by Jack Bowers


As the countdown continues toward the last Big Band Report in June, the time has come to point fingers and name names--in other words, to compile a short list of contemporary jazz musicians who have risen above the norm to help make life more pleasurable for one devoted listener. These are, mind you, personal choices, and ...

News: Recording

"Lush" - New CD By Joe Clark Big Band (Featuring Jeff Hamilton) - Set For Feb. 12 Release

"Lush" - New CD By Joe Clark Big Band (Featuring Jeff Hamilton) - Set For Feb. 12 Release

From the liner notes by Mark Hiebert: The title of this album is Lush. The word “lush” by itself can describe a man who drinks and becomes flirtatious, or it can depict something that is savory and appealing to the senses. The album includes a little of both, with characters like the Femme Fatale living in ...


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