Jazz & Blues

The Stanley Clarke Band & The Headhunters

Part of EFG London Jazz Festival

Jazz fusion pioneers unite, as Stanley Clarke and The Headhunters play an evening of space funk in Royal Festival Hall.

These two seminal names from the heady days of 1970s jazz fusion are still creating music that combines the soulful – and downright funky – pulse of urban black America with instrumental wizardry.

Stanley Clarke leads his super-charged young band with the same astonishing bass pyrotechnics that brought him onto the scene with jazz fusion band Return to Forever in 1973.

Sliding easily between jazz, R&B and rock, Clarke’s music has been sampled by everyone from Jay-Z to Nas to The Beastie Boys, and his career in film music includes composing the genre-defining soundtrack for Boyz n the Hood (1991).

Herbie Hancock formed The Headhunters in 1973 to create a concept of space funk that remains at the heart of today’s band, still upheld by original members Bill Summers, Paul Jackson and Mike Clark.

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Royal Festival Hall


£25 - £45
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)
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