Inland Empire Jazz Series presents ‘A Sure Will Experience’ featuring the Award-winning keyboardist William “Sure Will” Clark.
Additional performances by Tomoka Nomura-Jarius, Kyss Kyss, Audley Reid & Sam Hankins, Lady S, Bama Boys and Wensday Rogers.
Set for Saturday, August 3, 2019, at the Serenity Event Center, located at 695 E. Foothill Blvd, Pomona, Ca 91767doors open at 7:00 pm, showtime at 8:00 pm. Tickets available HERE.
William “Sure Will” Clark Is a dynamic breakout keyboardist and more. His musical resume goes back well over thirty years with humble beginnings playing in the church in Buffalo, New York. A young man influenced by the incomparable George “Chief” Davis’ skillful merging of an array of musical notes that birthed a tremendously eclectic vibe. After that, there was no question about it – music was calling him closer.
He has performed live in some great venues and events such as The City of Carson Jazz Festival, Las Vegas Hilton Annual Awards, The Long Beach Jazz Festival, NeYo and Faith Evans World Tour, JVC Jazz Festival, Newport Jazz Festival. He has also performed multiple times for the following televised award shows: Grammy Awards, American Music Awards, BET Awards, Country Music Awards.
He has also had the honor and pleasure of performing with several other Grammy Award winning artists: Al Jarreau, George Duke, Mary J. Blige, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, New Edition, NeYo and Sade.
Originally from Gifu, Japan, Tomoka earned a Bachelor of Arts (Cum Laude) from Buffalo State College and a Masters in Music from the State University of New York at Buffalo in saxophone performance. While maintaining a private teaching studio for small children to adults, Tomoka performed with or was a member of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Dortmund Symphony Orchestra (Germany), and Bemus Bay Pops. In Jazz, R&B, and Latin settings, she performed for numerous music festivals such as the Catalina Jazz tax festival, Long Beach Jazz Festival, Queen City Jazz Festival, Lewiston Jazz Festival, M&T Plaza, and Albright Knox Jazz Series. She also appeared on ABC “Jimmy Kimmel Live” with Fat Joe, Remy Ma and Ty Dalla $ign.
Tomoka worked with Armed Forces Entertainment, performing in over 40 countries for soldiers, ambassadors and other diplomats at U.S. embassies and military bases. Among the countries visited were Kuwait, Kosovo, Ecuador, Germany and Mozambique, just to name a few. Tomoka has performed extensively for the Young Audience Program and Lecture Series for students in Western New York. Now she is working as a teaching artist giving workshops in elementary schools in Los Angeles Area for Dream A World Education led by Grammy Award winner Bunny Hull. Tomoka also has experience in musical theater, having been hired for pit orchestra and on-stage playing. Tomoka is a member of all-female Jazz Group ” jazz In Pink” and “The Saxations”
Ms.Kyss Kisses Every Body has been kissing the game since the youngest age imaginable, Ms.Kyss, while raised a military child, is an Oklahoma native whose hometown is Columbus, Ga. Although she has expanded her career westward her talents are immediately accepted demographically by all as a skilled craft. This singer, songwriter, producer, engineer, actress and femcee has starred in the play INLAWS FROM HELL by A.Williams alongside her own music as well. Ms.Kyss’s music has also hit the widescreen on the score of Queen Latifah’s movie BEAUTY SHOP the song “GHETTO LUV” was written by Ms.Kyss and produced by Grand Rapid’s producer J.Val. Ms. Kyss has kissed many projects such as LaFamiglia’s THE GETAWAY, The Jackie Trade project, as well as local artist out of Atlanta, Las Vegas, Grand Rapids, LA and Korea also she has her own band by the name of THE PLAYLIST, you can catch her with THE PLAYLIST in any casino, cruise ship, or Urban/Rnb stage event. To be kissed by this woman is the true kiss of good music and pleasurable experience, she is MS.KYSS KISSES EVERYBODY but you may call her MS.KYSS.
Audley Reid & Sam Hankins
Reid’s solo and group performances with various bands, including his own
fittingly coined “The Audley Reid Band,” have delighted audiences at a multitude of social galas, venues and events. These include Will Downing, ETA Music Monday, Michael White Smooth Jazz Explosion/Class Act Entertainment (Everette Harp, Jeff Gollub, Maysa, Waymon Tisdale, and Phil Perry), V. Holmes “Tribute to the Motown Greats,” Universal Soul Circus, Northern Trust Bank, Flossmoor Country Club, the Boys and Girls Club, “Taste of Chicago,” Chicago’s new jazz and comedy club, Jokes and Notes, Close Up 2 Jazz Festival, “The Hyde Park Jazz Festival”, Ray Parker Jr, Michael Henderson and Vivian Green.