Hope Clayburn

Get Funky With Hope Clayburn At The Library

For Release: January 19, 2018
For more information, contact: Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library (901) 425-2830

Hope ClayburnMemphis funk jazz musician Hope Clayburn is set to perform on stage in East Memphis. The performance takes place at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, located on 3030 Poplar Avenue.

As part of the "5 Fridays Of Jazz" series, Hope Clayburn is in concert on Friday, March 23rd, 2018. The event starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 8:30 p.m. and is free of charge for attendees.

Clayburn's funky saxophone, flute chops, and soulful vocals have given her the opportunity to play with prestigious musicians such as James Brown, The Allman Brothers Band, Maceo Parker, and the North Mississippi Allstars. She came back to Memphis after European tour in 2009 with The Dynamites.

Her band Soul Scrimmage mixes soul and funk tunes with afrobeat and reggae, which is intended to create an energetic and uplifting atmosphere.

The band features Hope on sax and flute. She also provides vocals and serves as composer.

Robert Allen Parker Jr., creator of the The Broken String Collective, plays on the guitar. Public Enemy's lead guitarist Khari Wynn is on bass.