John & Gerald Clayton

John and Gerald Clayton

John & Gerald Clayton
Tuesday, Oct. 1 | 7:30 p.m. 

John Clayton Cello and Bass Master Class: Monday, September 30, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. in the Music Building, Room 102

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Chamber music and jazz may not seem like fellow travelers, but on Tuesday, October 1, Palouse audiences will have the opportunity to experience the best of both worlds. Famed bassist, arranger and composer John Clayton and his pianist-composer son Gerald, whom the New York Times notes for his “huge, authoritative presence,” will present the next concert on the Auditorium Chamber Music Series at the University of Idaho.

Grammy Award winner John Clayton has worked with legendary musicians ranging from bassist Ray Brown to the likes of Dr. John, Milt Jackson and Queen Latifah. Clayton’s background spans the jazz and classical music worlds. His career as a jazz bassist began when he played with Count Basie Orchestra. Shortly thereafter, he did a five-year stint as principal bassist of the Amsterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. These days he leads the Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra and the Clayton Brothers Quintet, teaches at the University of Southern California, and directs jazz festivals and workshops, including, of course, the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival at the University of Idaho.

Gerald Clayton is a three-time Grammy nominee as pianist, composer, and as leader of his own trio. He also plays with the “family band” and has a long list of musical collaborators including Roy Hargrove and Diana Krall. The Gerald Clayton Trio is based in New York, and has been featured at the prestigious North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam.

Tuesday October 1, 2013
Auditorium Chamber Music Series
Moscow, Idaho 

 If I Should Lose You (Ralph Rainger) 
 Zingaro (Antonio Carlos Jobim) 
 Love for Sale (Cole Porter) 
 Aprés un rêve (Gabriel Fauré) 
 Tale of the Fingers (Paul Chambers)

 If I Were a Bell (Frank Loesser) 
 Stablemates (Benny Golson) 
 Emily (Johnny Mandel) 
 Night Mist Blues (Ahmad Jamal)

The Clayton’s Tuesday, October 1 concert is at 7:30 pm in the University of Idaho Auditorium. Tickets, at $10 (students), $17 (seniors) and $20 (general admission) are now on sale at BookPeople on Main Street in Moscow and online.