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Lawrence Clark & The Old School Trio

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.


Jazz: The Art of Relationship


Students will experience the sounds of Jazz music from its roots on Indiana Avenue in the 1950’s and 60’s and the musicians who made it famous. The jazz tradition is so much an oral tradition that is passed down from elders to the next generation that Lawrence Clark refers to jazz as, “the art of relationship.”

This program meets standards in Social Studies U.S. History & Culture
  • Grades: K-23-56-89-12
  • Length: 45 min
  • Audience Limit: 300
Single: $572 Double: $858

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