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Clarence McDonald

Clarence McDonald's Biography

An exceptional talent in a league all his own, Clarence McDonald’s profound musical career spans more than 40 years. Creating some of the most memorable music of our time his production, writing, and arranging credits include collaborations with Bill Withers, The Emotions, Billy Preston, Patti LaBelle, Johnny Mathis and Deneice Williams. As a keyboardist comfortable playing all genres of music, Clarence has recorded with a long list of musical legends including The Jackson 5, James Taylor, Seals & Croft, Carole King, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles and Barbara Streisand.



Contributing to some of music’s all-time favorite tunes such as “Best of My Love,” “Lovely Day,” “How Sweet It Is,” “Shower The People,” “Silly,” “That’s What Friends Are For,” “Summer Breeze,” “Sara Smile” and “Love Never Dies,” his name has become synonymous with great music that endures.



Better than ever in the studio and on stage, he embraces the role as band leader with his group Clarence McDonald & Evolution. Combining the best of melodic pop, classic rock, R&B and cool jazz, he delivers a fresh new sound where melody is king and the groove never ends.