San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM and San Jose Jazz for a live performance with Henry Clement & The Gumbo Band on Friday, September 27th @ 7pm
Parasols, feathers, a big brass section, and paraders all surround "Big Chief Takawaka" Henry Clement when he takes the stage. Embodying the sounds of New Orleans and Mardi Gras, Clement’s performances create a festive, friendly atmosphere for all onlookers.
Clement has always had music in his step; he is a Louisiana-bred entertainer who played piano, harmonica, and drums professionally at parades in Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi before the age of ten. During college at Southern University in Baton Rouge, he was a part of virtually every music group: Jazz Band, Concert Band, Marching Band, ROTC Band, the Men's Chorus, and the Symphony Orchestra. Clement leads multiple groups, while also maintaining a touring schedule with artists Amos Milburn, Fats Domino, Otis Redding, Charles Brown, B.B. King, and others.