John & Gerald Clayton Duo

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“John Clayton is a phenomenon.” Los Angeles Times

“(Gerald) Clayton is showing all the signs of becoming one of the most significant young jazz artists to emerge…in recent years.” Los Angeles  Times

The remarkable music they make together tells it all: bassist John Clayton loves playing jazz with his son, pianist Gerald Clayton, and Gerald  is inspired by his virtuosic father. Seven-time Grammy-nominated bassist/composer/conductor John Clayton is highly sought after for his playing and arranging, but he is also a world-renowned educator. His ability to walk the line between stage and classroom puts him in a class  by himself.

At 27, Gerald Clayton has two albums under his own name and three Grammy nominations, including one for Bond as “Best Instrumental Jazz Album of the Year.” A 2010 Downbeat Critics Poll “Rising Star,” Gerald has been honing his craft steadily since high school as a brilliant player and composer.

style: straight-ahead jazz


One Comment

  1. Pamela
    Posted March 20, 2013 at 7:09 pm | Permalink

    I had the privilege of hearing you preform at Jazz At The Bestro on March 16, 2013. I must admit it was the only performance that I
    had to stay for the second set!

    The connection between you was a very warm and fun experience in addition to your music.

    I wish you well

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