$10 Music charge, $7 Minimum pp
Wolff & Clark Expedition, is co-led by pianist Michael Wolff and drummer Mike Clark. On this show at Trumpets they are joined by bassist Essiet Essiet and Saxophonist Michael Zilber.
Michael Wolff was a member of the bands of Cannonball Adderley, Sonny Rollins, Jean Luc Ponty, Airto Moreira and Flora Purim, and singer Nancy Wilson, among many others. As musical director of The Arsenio Hall Show, Wolff performed with artists ranging from Yo Yo MA to Grandmaster Flash, and with Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, and Chick Corea as well.
Mike Clark created his own innovative style of drumming as a member of Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters Band, and has gone on to be a leader of the Headhunters himself. Clark has performed and recorded with Wayne Shorter, Wallace Roney, Donald Harrison, Chet Baker, Christian McBride, Eddie Henderson, Nicholas Payton, Lenny White, and countless others.
The music of the Wolff & Clark Expedition takes advantage of the experience and soulful playing of Wolff and Clark, combining their looseness and experimental jazz natures with their funky roots.