Tyrone Clark featuring Lisa Henry

Classy. Earthy. Down Home. Fun. Lisa Henry is the essence of swingin’ cool, with A Voice That Does It All.

In the company of Nancy Wilson, Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald, this International Jazz Ambassador makes musical magic when she greets the microphone. With her sincere, warm vocal delivery, classic vocal interpretations and unique improvisations, Lisa takes the listener to musical Nirvana.

Throughout her stellar career, Lisa has, and continues, to share the spotlight with many world renowned artists: Herbie Hancock, Anita Baker, Kenny Garrett, Clark Terry, Nnenna Freelon, Ted Curson, Rosemary Clooney, Kenny Barron, Roy Hargrove, Kevin Mahogany, Frank Mantooth, Norman Simmons, Ruben Alvarez, Tom “Bones” Malone, Lenny Pickett, Grady Tate, Terri Lyne Carrington, Jack McDuff, T.S. Monk, Claude “Fiddler” Willliams, Carmel Jones, Doc Cheethem, Wayne Shorter and Lou Rawls, to name a few.

An engaging performer, Lisa’s charm and charisma, combined with her vocal abilities, make her a performing artist of the highest caliber.

In a musical career spanning nearly 40 years, Tyrone Clark, born in Chicago, has played professionally since he was eighteen. Although adept in a variety of musical genres, Clark’s concept and interpretation of playing is stylistically best described as rooted in the Kansas City jazz tradition. Described by a fellow musician, Clark is one of the few who impeccably delivers that style. He is a “full” bassist and always right there – “just when you need him.” His sure drive and sense of rhythm and melody impress audiences and musicians alike.

Such proficiency has placed Clark on stage and in studio alongside such talents as: Author Prysock, Hank Crawford, Eddie Harris, Benny Golson, Cyrus Chestnut, Nicholas Payton, Milt Jackson, Billy Taylor, Max Roach, Kevin Mahogany, Luqman Hamza, Lisa Henry, Ahmad Alaadeen, Ronnel Bright, The Pete Eye Trio, and The Madden Brothers.

Along with Cyrus Chestnut and Nicolas Payton, Clark was among the musician featured in the 1997 Robert Altman production of “Kansas City,” the soundtrack of the movie, and the follow-up extended release, “The Music of Kansas City.” In addition to a number of pop and gospel recordings, Clark’s jazz studio work includes accompaniment for vocalist Lisa Henry and saxophonist Ahmad Alaadeen on their respective releases. Additionally, Clark has toured Japan, Europe and throughout the United States.




American Jazz Museum


Blue Room Jazz Club
1600 E 18th St
Kansas City, MO 64108
United States