“It’s About Time”. 2010 JUNO Award Winner Terry Clarke to Perform at The 2010 Wreckhouse International Jazz and Blues FestivalMay 4, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, @ The Majestic Theatre, 10:00pm – Midnight
If you have never had the chance to see 2010 JUNO award winner, Terry Clarke, perform live, then it’s about time. WJB offers you the opportunity to check him out at this years Wreckhouse International Jazz and Blues Festival.
For nearly half a century Canadian Drummer, Terry Clarke, has been on the jazz scene collaborating with big acts such as Oscar Peterson, Jim Hall, Lenny Breau, Rob McConnoll, and John Handy, just to name a few. Since his early start at the age of fifteen, Clarke began to break into the Vancouver jazz scene performing in a local club called “The Black Spot,” while under the direction of drum teacher, Jim Blackley, who helped point him in the right direction With the skills he learned from Blackley, along with the experience and connections he made from his performances, Terry kicked off his recording career which lead to now over 300 recordings. To add to his accomplishments Terry has been given the honor of being the only drummer named as a Member of the Order of Canada, he has also been dubbed the Drummer of the Year by the Canadian National Jazz Awards for 2002, 2004-2008, and most recently he has won the 2010 JUNO for the best traditional jazz album of the year. Amongst all of his achievements it wasn’t until the release of his appropriately titled 2009 album, “It’s About Time,” that Terry Clarke appeared as band leader, finally allowing him to get the arduously worked for and long awaited recognition he deserves.