15 may ‘13
starts at 20.45u
Kleine Zaal Schouwburg
€ 15,- / € 10,- (students)
The world famous American bassist / composer / arranger / conductor John Clayton is playing at the stage of Jazz in Wageningen with his talented son and pianist Gerald Clayton. As a warm-up, they play in Germany with the WDR Big Band so they will be in perfect shape when they arrive in Wageningen.
The list of names with whom John has played together is almost inexaustible. He played in the orchestra of Count Basie and the famous trio of Monty Alexander (with drummer Jeff Hamilton). He leads the Clayton / Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, a quartet / quintet with his brother Jeff and son Gerald (The Clayton Brothers) and he was co-initiator of the Super Bass Trio (with Ray Brown) and Christian
McBride). He is playing with a lot of other famous jazzmusicians, such as the DVD Live in Paris of Diana Krall that was a great success. Recently they played together for Barack and Michelle Obama.
John won a Grammy with the CD "Dear Ella" by Dee Dee Bridgewater and wrote arrangements for Natalie Cole, Milt Jackson, Nancy Wilson, Quincy Jones, George Benson, Dr. John, Gladys Knight and Regina Carter. He won a platinum album for the arrangement of "The Star-Spangled Banner" performed by Whitney Houston during the Super Bowl in 1990. He worked with a dizzying number of the best orchestras of the world.
Started playing the piano at an early age. Graduated in 2002 at the Los Angeles County High
School for the Arts and in 2006 he received the Bachelor of Arts degree Jazz Studies at USC Thornton School of Music. He received several awards, grants and is praised in the international press. Gerald Clayton lives in New York and besides the Gerald Clayton Trio he is playing in various groups and ensembles and played among others with Roy Hargrove, Terri Lyne Carrington, Roberta Gambarini, Diana Krall and many others. He says he was particularly influenced by Oscar Peterson, Monty Alexander, Benny Green, Ray Brown - but above all by his father John Clayton.
In 2011, Gerald Clayton played with his trio at the North Sea Jazz Festival. Gerald Clayton received a Grammy nomination twice now and we will not be surprised if more of these will follow.
We are really happy to meet all this famous jazz experience on the stage of Jazz in Wageningen. Besides that, John and Gerald are realy nice people too! More information can be found on www.johnclaytonjazz.com and www.geraldclayton.com
Schouwburg Junushoff,, Plantsoen 3, 6701 AS Wageningen. Look for the location on Google Maps
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