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Lawrence Clark, III

About the artist

Lawrence Clark III lived on Indiana Avenue at the center of the jazz scene in the 1950s. He still remembers his father allowing him to stay up late enough to see the Ramsey Lewis Trio play. That little boy grew up to be a drummer and a vibrant member of the Indianapolis Jazz scene. Mr. Clark was inducted into the Indianapolis Jazz Foundation Hall of Fame in 2005. In the 1990s, Clark toured Japan, Korea, Okinawa, Guam, Europe, and the Pacific Basin. He has worked with jazz legends such as J.J. Johnson, Lionel Hampton, James Moody, Grover Washington, Groove Holmes, and David Baker to name a few.


Learning Syllables through Drumming


Students will experiment with words, syllables, and articulation and create their own patterns of sounds. Students will learn about rhythm, patterns, sing songs, and rhymes.

This program meets standards in Communication Language Arts Life Skills Listening & Speaking
  • Grades: Pre-K
  • Length: 90 min
  • Audience Limit: 20

90 minute Workshop: $181

Drum Dialogues


Students will learn the rudiments of jazz drumming technique, progressing from a verbal rhythm to body rhythm to instrumental music. Workshop compliments the “Jazz: The Art of Relationship” performance, and if scheduled together, students can participate in the performance. Workshop meets standards in Music.

This program meets standards in 21st Century Skills Communication Critical Thinking Life Skills Teamwork
  • Grades: K-23-56-89-12
  • Length: 45 min
  • Audience Limit: 30
Single: $116 Multiple: $90

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