Trumpeter, educator, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist… Michael Anthony Clark continues to wow audiences across the east coast.
Michael Anthony Clark is a Trumpeter, Multi-Instrumentalist, Educator and Composer born and raised in Philadelphia, PA.
He began playing the trumpet at the age of 9 and his life would soon change as he was thrust into the world of music. He obtained his BM in Music Education from the Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University in 2013. With interest in both classical and jazz fields, he was mentored by jazz trumpeter Terell Stafford, classical trumpeter Rodney Marsalis, jazz guitarist Greg Kettinger and classical trombonist Paul Bryan. While attending the institution, Michael has had the opportunity to perform on stages such as the Apollo Theater, Kimmel Center and Dizzy’s Coke Club with extraordinary musicians such as Terell Stafford, Dick Oatts, Christian McBride and Wycliffe Gordon. Following his time at Temple, Michael immediately set sail for Carnival Cruise Lines where he traveled the seas as a lounge musician for many years honing his skills in countries such as Aruba, The Bahamas, Barbados, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Granada, Hawaii and many more. Since returning to Philadelphia, he has continued to perform in front of thousands of audience members as well as give back to his city through teaching the community young and old through music. His recent works include working with Chicago9, Combo Melaza, Monte Carlo, The New Stylistics and award winning band Fl!p.
Within his musical creations, Michael often incorporates a combination of jazz with many other musical genres such as House, Soul, Pop and Funk showing his vast range and prowess. Through his warm notes and playful imaginative freestyles, he transports his audiences into their favorite underground jazz club to create an atmosphere of comfort and bliss. Michael Anthony Clark aims to tell a story through his music expressing Black joy and making space to be fully engulfed in the moment.