“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