On Saturday, January 8 from 8-10pm, MI and the Musicians Foundation present the final round of the 2011 Stanley Clarke Scholarship Competition in the MI Concert Hall.
The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature performances by renowned bassist and composer Clarke plus an all-star band featuring additional bassists Verdine White and Bunny Brunel; keyboardists George Duke, Greg Phillinganes, Larry Dunn, and Ruslan Sirot; drummers Jimmy Paxson Jr. and Ronald Bruner Jr.; and vocalists Howard Hewett, Luisa Dunn, and Percee P. (specific performers subject to change).
Following the concert, five talented Los Angeles-area high school seniors who qualified for the final round of competition will take the stage to perform two songs apiece. Performances will be judged on the basis of musical talent, performing ability, stage presence, musicianship and charisma. Clarke and the other celebrity judges will choose two winners, each to receive a cash prize of $6,000 plus a $6,000 matching scholarship from MI. Awards for the three runners-up will be free six-day MI Summer Shot sessions in June 2011, applicable to any program.