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Stanley Clarke Net Worth

Stanley Clarke Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Stanley Clarke net worth is
$3 Million

Stanley Clarke Wiki Biography

Stanley Clarke was born on the 30th June 1951, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA, and is a bassist, as well as a Grammy Award winner in the field of fusion and jazz music. He is one of the two most important bass players of the 1970s (alongside Jaco Pastorius). In addition, since the early 1990s, he has increasingly appeared as a film soundtrack composer. Clarke has been active in the entertainment industry since 1966.

How much is the net worth of Stanley Clarke? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the overall size of his wealth is as much as $3 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2017. Music is the major source of Clarke’s modest fortune.

Stanley Clarke Net Worth $3 Million

To begin with, Clarke was raised in Philadelphia. He played the accordion, the cello and the violin in his childhood, and began to take an serious interest in music through classical works and composers such as Bach and Richard Wagner. Then, he devoted himself to the double bass, and discovered rock and jazz and the electric bass under the influence of musicians like Billy Cox, who is considered an important figure of current jazz rock. After studying at the Philadelphia Musical Academy for four years, Stanley Clarke played with various rock bands.

Concerning his professional career, he joined as a double bass player the pianist Horace Silver, and began to build a reputation in jazz at the age of 18. In the early 1970s, he accompanied saxophonist Joe Henderson for a year, and also played with Pharoah Sanders and Stan Getz. Thanks to the latter, the bassist made the acquaintance with the keyboardist Chick Corea, with whom he founded the jazz fusion group Return to Forever in 1972. Clarke participated in the recording of several albums of the group, and also began a solo career as a bassist of jazz rock. Clarke also played with rock musicians like Jeff Beck and guitarists Ron Wood as well as Keith Richards from the Rolling Stones. During the 1980s, he recorded some pieces with keyboardist George Duke and with the band Animal Logic, also composed for drummer Stewart Copeland and singer Deborah Holland. In 1995, he played on the album “The Rite of Strings” with guitarist Al Di Meola and violinist Jean-Luc Ponty.

Clarke also composed for film and television. During the 1990s he wrote the music for several films, including “Boyz n the Hood” and “Poetic Justice” both directed by John Singleton, “Passenger 57” by Kevin Hooks and “Little Big League” by Andrew Scheinman. Since 2008, he has been part of the SMV bassist group with Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten. In 2011, during the Grammy Awards, his album “The Stanley Clarke Band” was awarded in the category Best Contemporary Jazz Album. Overall, Clarke has released more than 20 studio albums, which have added significant sums to the overall size of his net worth.

Moreover, Stanley Clarke launched the ephemeral record label Slamm Dunk in 1992, which is a subsidiary of Epic Records. During the 2000s, he founded the independent label Roxboro Entertainment Group.

Finally, in the personal life of the musician, currently he is single. He was married to Carolyn Reese and was also in a relationship with Howard Hewett.

Full NameStanley Clarke
Net Worth$3 Million
Date Of BirthJune 30, 1951
DiedSeptember 19, 2004, Barton-under-Needwood, United Kingdom
Place Of BirthPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Height6' 3" (1.91 m)
ProfessionMusician, bassist, composer, record producer
EducationSettlement Music School in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Academy of Music
SpouseCarolyn Helene Reese (m. 1974 - div.)
AwardsGrammy Award - Best Jazz Performance by a Group (1977), Jammy Award - Tour of the Year (2006), Grammy Award - Best Contemporary Jazz Album/Best Jazz Instrumental Album (2011, 2012)
AlbumsChildren of Forever (1973), Light as a Feather (1972), The Bass-ic Collection (1997), Live at the Greek (1993), Thunder (2008), Passenger 57 (1992)
Music GroupsPhiladelphia Orchestra, Horace Silver band, Return to Forever
NominationsEmmy Award, Lifetime Achievement Award (2006), Honorary doctorate in fine arts (The University of the Arts, 2008)
MoviesThe Transporter (2002), Boyz n the Hood (1991), What's Love Got to Do with It (1993), Eddie (1996), Romeo Must Die (2000), Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016)
TV ShowsBoyz n the Hood, What's Love Got to Do, Lincoln Heights (2007), If You Believe (1999), Michael Jackson: Remember the Time (video, 1992)
1He is a brilliant player on both acoustic and electric basses.
2He was a musical influence on the British band, Level 42.
3Was a member of Chick Corea's band, "Return to Forever", in the 1970s.
4Jazz musician


Barbershop: The Next Cut2016
The Best Man Holiday2013
Soul Men2008
First Sunday2008
Lincoln Heights2007TV Series 13 episodes
Like Mike 2: Streetball2006Video
Roll Bounce2005
Into the Sun2005
Meet Bob Shaye2004Video documentary short
Soul Food2000-2004TV Series 61 episodes
Static Shock2000-2004TV Series 7 episodes
Murder, She Wrote: The Celtic Riddle2003TV Movie
The Big Time2002TV Movie
The Transporter2002
Undercover Brother2002
Little John2002TV Movie
The Red Sneakers2002TV Movie
Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man2001TV Movie
Romeo Must Die2000
The Color of Friendship2000TV Movie
The Loretta Claiborne Story2000TV Movie
If You Believe1999TV Movie
The Best Man1999
Rocky Marciano1999TV Movie
Funny Valentines1999
Down in the Delta1998
On the Line1997TV Movie
Dangerous Ground1997
Waynehead1996-1997TV Series 3 episodes
History Told on Walls1997Documentary short
The Cherokee Kid1996TV Movie
The Road to Galveston1996TV Movie
Maryanne e gli altri1995Documentary short
The Show1995Documentary
Higher Learning1995
Bleeding Hearts1994
Little Big League1994
Royce1994TV Movie
Boy Meets Girl1993TV Movie
A Cool Like That Christmas1993TV Movie
Poetic Justice1993
What's Love Got to Do with It1993
Watch It1993
Relentless: Mind of a Killer1993TV Movie
Passenger 571992
Final Shot: The Hank Gathers Story1992TV Movie
Human Target1992TV Series 1 episode
Love Kills1991TV Movie
Cool as Ice1991
Boyz n the Hood1991
The Five Heartbeats1991
Prison Stories: Women on the Inside1991TV Movie segment "2"
Moe's World1990TV Movie
Tales from the Whoop: Hot Rod Brown Class Clown1990TV Movie
The Kid Who Loved Christmas1990TV Movie
Hammer, Slammer, & Slade1990TV Movie
The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson1990TV Movie
Hull High1990TV Series 3 episodes
Book of Love1990
Tales from the Crypt1990TV Series 1 episode
Dangerous Pursuit1990TV Movie
Blue Bayou1990TV Movie
Out on the Edge1989TV Movie
A Man Called Hawk1989TV Series 5 episodes
Knightwatch1988TV Series 1 episode
Pee-wee's Playhouse1987TV Series 1 episode
CBS Summer Playhouse1987TV Series 1 episode

Music Department

The Best Man Holiday2013conductor
Freelancers2012composer: additional music
The Transporter2002conductor / orchestrator
Undercover Brother2002additional orchestrator
Romeo Must Die2000conductor
The Best Man1999musician: bass
Little Big League1994additional music producer / music producer: orchestral music / orchestrator
Passenger 571992orchestrator
Perfect Crimes1991TV Movie composer: additional music
A Man Called Hawk1989TV Series composer - 5 episodes
Tap1989composer: additional music


The 55th Annual Grammy Awards2013TV Special performer: "Take Five"
Undisputed2002writer: "Monroe Solitary", "In Here", "Leave the Iceman", "If U Wanna Know"
Undercover Brother2002music: "The Theme from Undercover Brother" / producer: "The Theme from Undercover Brother"
The Best Man1999performer: "Wedding Bells"
Down in the Delta1998music: "Family" / writer: "Family"
Sprung1997music: "Love in the Afternoon", "We Are Love" / performer: "Slippery When Wet", "I Want Your Love" / producer: "Love in the Afternoon", "We Are Love", "Slippery When Wet", "I Want Your Love" / writer: "I Want Your Love" - as S. Clarke
Eddie1996performer: "SKILLS" / producer: "SKILLS" / writer: "SKILLS"
Little Big League1994performer: "WIPEOUT", "WILLIE AND THE HAND JIVE"
Cool as Ice1991performer: "Clarinet Polka"
Tap1989performer: "Max's Theme" Instrumental / writer: "Max's Theme" Instrumental


Isom Dartproducer announced
Daños del amor2006Short executive producer


Marcus2015Video documentaryHimself
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Return to Forever: Inside the Music2012DocumentaryHimself
Legends of Bass2012ShortHimself
Down the Rhodes: The Fender Rhodes Story2011DocumentaryHimself
Night School: An Evening with Stanley Clarke and Friends2007VideoHimself
Marcus Miller: Master of All Trades2006Himself
The Music Makers2005TV Series documentary
American Bandstand's 50th Anniversary Celebration2002TV MovieHimself - Performer
American Bandstand's 40th Anniversary Special1992TV MovieHimself
Leyendas de la guitarra1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989-1990TV SeriesHimself
All-Star Tribute to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar1989TV MovieHimself
Barry Manilow: Big Fun on Swing Street1988TV MovieHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1987TV SeriesHimself
The 28th Annual Grammy Awards1986TV SpecialHimself
American Bandstand's 33 1/3 Celebration1985TV SpecialHimself
Chick Corea: A Very Special Concert1982TV Special
Nancy Wilson: A Very Special Concert1982TV Special
Solid Gold1981TV SeriesHimself
New American Bandstand 19651980TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The Midnight Special1977-1978TV SeriesHimself
Pori Jazz 771978TV SeriesHimself - Performer
The Old Grey Whistle Test1977TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

The Old Grey Whistle Test1979TV SeriesHimself

Won Awards

1992BMI Film Music AwardBMI Film & TV AwardsBoyz n the Hood (1991)

Nominated Awards

2015GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Instrumental Composition"Last Train To Sanity" from "Up"
2015Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Jazz AlbumAlbum: "Up"
2014Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding ScoreThe Best Man Holiday (2013)
2004GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group
1991Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Achievement in Main Title Theme MusicHull High (1990)
1989Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Achievement in Main Title Theme MusicKnightwatch (1988)
1988Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Music Direction and CompositionPee-wee's Playhouse (1986)

Known for movies

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