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Four-time GRAMMYⓇ Award-winning bassist, recording artist, and composer Stanley Clarke is partnering with BroadStage as its Artist in Residence. This multi-year partnership includes performances, curation, and mentorship for Santa Monica College Music Department and Santa Monica High School Jazz students. Co-designed by Clarke, BroadStage and school partners, the residency provides direct access and training by this iconic figure for students who are on the cusp of professional careers.

As part of a broader organizational vision for BroadStage, the Artist Residency lays the foundation for an upcoming intergenerational and international Santa Monica Jazz Festival slated for the 2025/26 Season, curated by Clarke.

“There has never been a more important time to enliven the culture of creativity than the times we are currently living in. In the recent past we have suffered the loss of many of our important cultural spaces and creators. This presents a crucial moment for our city and for the future of the arts in general. It seems that technological advancement in the arts is taking people further away from the one-of-a-kind experience of being exposed to quality live music. Exposure to the arts at the highest levels is paramount to the spawning of the future of culture and the arts.”

- Stanley Clarke

"Rhythm & Harmony" now available!

A documentary film focused on BroadStage Artist in Residence, Stanley Clarke.

In partnership with BroadStage, Santa Monica College Digital Media Arts presents a captivating, new documentary film, "Rhythm & Harmony," focused on Stanley Clarke and his Artist Residency at BroadStage. The documentary provides an insider's perspective on the Artist Residency thus far, and is packed with behind-the-scenes moments, anecdotes from Stanley, and more. 

To watch the video with audio descriptions click here

Santa Monica College Applied Music Performance

Friday, May 3 | 7:00 PM

BroadStage at SMC Performing Arts Center

More information coming soon!

Santa Monica High School Jazz Ensemble Performance

Sunday, May 19 | 6:00 PM

Barnum Hall

More information coming soon!