Damon K. Clark
Damon K. Clark is a jaw-dropping talent, a gifted vocalist whose talents are near-unmatched locally.
Very few artists successfully cross back and forth from jazz to classical and back again: Wynton Marsalis, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Keith Jarrett, Brad Mehldau and Arturo Sandoval come to mind. But now add to the list Dallas vocalist Damon K. Clark. Already acclaimed for his unusual sensitivity, versatility and virtuosity, Clark is as much at home with Thelonius Monk’s “’Round Midnight” as he is with Puccini’s “Nessun Dorma.” The mellifluous tenor minimizes the aesthetic distance between the classical and jazz worlds.
Clark has performed many a duet with Grammy winner Andrea Wallace, been accompanied by Grammy winner Bobby Sparks and recently opened for seven-time Grammy nominee Paula Cole. He has also been accompanied by notable artists such as pianist, writer and producer Caleb Sean McCampbell (who produced Beyoncé's "The Best Thing I Never Had"), former Miles Davis and Chaka Kahn pianist Bernard Wright, and writer/producer Linny Nance, just to name a few. Clark has also appeared at premier venues such as the historic Kessler Theatre and the newly constructed Winspear Opera House to critical success.
Clark's latest independent release, Damon K. Clark Live at the Kessler, Volume I is a great introduction to the singer's artistry. Culled from several cabaret-style performances at Oak Cliff's Kessler Theater—with a stellar cast of supporting musicians, including Caleb Sean McCampbell, Asher Barreras, Justin Heaverin and Neeki Bey—Clark is in rare form throughout, from ballads to up-tempo songs.
Clark has mostly devoted his time and energy to educating vocalists at the Damon K. Clark Vocal Studio. Although Clark is an infrequent performer, his concerts announcements are always greeted with a high level of anticipation and enthusiasm.
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