Born: April 23, 1950 Primary Instrument: Piano
Curtis Clark was born in Chicago in 1950, moved and spent his student years in Los Angeles where he started composing and playing the piano. After Curtis graduated in music theory and composition from the renowned Californian Institute of Arts in Valencia, Curtis set out for New York. There he began working and recording with Angeleno David Murray. Influenced by Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane, Curtis has become a fascinating pianist whose passionate style has been hailed in New York, Paris and Amsterdam (where he was based for many years until his return to the U.S. - he is now situated in New England). While working with various groups, Curtis has played with many great musicians such as Oscar Brown jr., Julian Priester, Art Taylor, David Murray, Billy Bang, Richard Davis, Abbey Lincoln, Charles Tyler, John Tchicai, and Han Benninck.
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