Dr. Colleen Clark
Artist, Educator, Jazz Historian
As a player, Clark has been described as "someone to watch" and "someone who will be turning heads in jazz for years to come."
Dr. Colleen Clark is an Assistant Professor of Jazz at the University of South Carolina where she coordinates the small ensembles, conducts a big band, and teaches her drumset studio and jazz history courses.
Current research includes:
Doctoral Dissertation: “The Evolution of the Ride Cymbal Pattern from 1917-1941: An Historical and Critical Analysis”
#ClarkMeetsMonk: an ongoing research project that studies drummers that played with Thelonious Monk throughout his career. This work goes into depth on topics: ride cymbal patterns, comping styles, soloing, and vocabulary.
Whether it's about booking Dr. Clark for a gig, inquiring about studying at the University of South Carolina, guest lectures at your school or university, conducting or group lectures on jazz history and/or JAZZ GIRLS DAY, inquire and the team will respond accordingly!