• Mike's Calendar:  Where I'm Gigging

  • Wolff and Clark Expedition

    The Originals.

  •               About Mike Clark

    Download my official bio here

  • The Latest

    Reviews of the latest Wolff and Clark Expedition CD


    Review From DrumHead Magazine

  • Latest Tunes

  • Bands

    Who I'm giggin' with....


      for booking contact:  Bill Detko Management


    805 535 5390


    The Wolff and Clark Expedition

    Improvisation rooted in tunes you know, venturing where no band has gone before. Wolff and Clark, featuring Hailey Niswanger on sax with guest artists Christian McBride and Wallace Roney, release our 2nd album February 2015. 

    The Headhunters


    The current incarnation includes me with Bill Summers on percussion, Donald Harrison on sax, and Richie Goode on bass. We're killin' it!

    Mike Clark

    The Headhunters. BrandX. Prescription Renewal. Wolff & Clark. Yep. Been there, done that. Check me out - you might learn something.


  • Master Classes

    Mark the date and don't be late!

    Masters Camp at Sea

    Jan. 6-11, 2015

    (Last but not least!)


    A cruise from Miami to Honduras to Mexico with yours truly along with Vernon Reid, Lonnie Smith, Grant Green, Oteil Burbridge, and others!


    March 19, 2015

    Steble Drums

    32612 Vine Street

    Willowick, Ohio

    440 944 9331

    Time TBA

  • A Drummer's Path


                       Where I'm Coming From And Where I've Been.

    Clinics Gigs and Workshops - AKA "The Work"


    Private Lessons
    Jeff Ryders
    San Antonio, Texas

    210 599 3143


    10/26/2014 4p

    Jeff Ryer's Drum Shop

    9323 Perrin Beitel Road #205

    San Antonio, Texas

    210 599 3143


    10/25/2014 4p
    Campbell's Morrell Music
    118 W Market St
    Johnson City Tenn
    423 929 1083


    Recorded a CD for bassist Charnett Moffett
    at Sear Sound Studio, NYC. Stanley Jordan, guitar. Release date TBA



    Yoshi's in Oakland Calif. The Wolff & Clark Expedition featuring Hailey Niswanger & Rob Fisher


    10/8/2014The Jazz Standard in New York City, The Wolff & Clark Expedition featuring Steve Wilson, James Genus & Hailey Niswanger


    Mike Clark Drum Clinic
    University of North Texas
    Denton, Texas


    past work

    I've performed with Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Tony Bennett, Christian McBride, Wallace Roney, Bobby Hutcherson, Joe Henderson, Woody Shaw, Donald Harrison, Vince Guaraldi, Chet Baker, Larry Coryell, Eddie Henderson, Jeff Berlin, Bobby McFerrin, Al Jarreau, Dave Liebman, Oscar Brown Jr., Gil Evans and his Orchestra and a host of others. They say I'm the most-sampled drummer of Hip-Hop; but my beats have become part of the rap funk genres too. My favorite CD of my own is probably “Blueprints of Jazz – Vol. 1.” Billboard named it one of the best jazz CD’s of the decade. I'm currently finishing “Indigo Blue,” featuring Randy Brecker, Christian McBride, Donald Harrison, Rob Dixon and Antonio Farao.

  • Let's make music!

    Wanna get in touch? Hit me up!

  • Interviews, Press, Honorable Mentions


    Before we get to those, I just gotta share this:  

    I just dig old cars. This '57 Dodge Coronet rocks!


    A solo of mine I think is kinda cool.

    "The Oakland War Cry"  Before Rap, there was an east coast/west coast vibe on the drums.  Mike describes it here with jazz great, Lenny White. 

    Me discussing memories of Elvin Jones, who brought a new level of everything to jazz drumming.

    Just in! 11/25/2014

    Interview with Joe Wong @ The Trapset.net



  • Endorsements

    The companies whose axes I love who also think I'm the joint


    August 2014

    And you know I luv to ride that cymbal...

    You put them on and they're tuned. Gotta love that!

    Innovative Drumsticks

    Best sticks I've ever used!

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