"Ms. Clarks sound evokes not [Billie] Holiday but rather a less operatic Sarah Vaughan fused with the more animated side of Shirley Horn, a singer who also liked to take her time. Ms. Clarks voice is rich, her phrasing unfussy, her jazz embellishments minimal. -- Stephen Holden, New York Times
Founded by an act of congress in 1990, the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra performs year-round and worldwide, bringing the American art form of jazz to tens of thousands of ears, hearts, and minds each year. The Orchestra has performed for audiences at the Smithsonian Institution and the Kennedy Center, the White House and the U.S. Capitol, Harlem’s famed Apollo Theater, the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, prestigious music festivals such as Ravinia and the Monterey Jazz Festival, and at schools and colleges across the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
Ms. Clark appears regularly in DC at Blues Alley and Loews Madison Hotel. A featured soloist with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, the Richmond Symphony, and the Baltimore