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Brian Claxton

Award-winning drummer, composer and multi-instrumentalist Brian Claxton is known for his electrifying groove and rhythmic mastery. His diverse background includes touring internationally with jazz piano legend Monty Alexander and performing alongside Donny McCaslin, Chris Potter, Christian McBride, Dave Douglas, Randy Brecker, Nicholas Payton, and many others.

An old soul and passionate student of the history of American music, Claxton has navigated a career with one foot in the past and one foot in the future, and has a musical voice that is as diverse as his performance experience. He has released three records as a co-leader and has appeared on over thirty others.

Claxton teaches at the University of Northern Colorado, and the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire.

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Brian Claxton
Brian Claxton

"Part-Time Hero" by Jonathan Campbell

Northtet: Clay Jenkins - trumpet, Jonathan Campbell - saxophone, Kate Skinner - piano, Josh Skinner - bass, Brian Claxton - drums

Monty Alexander and HKE at Kaliningrad Jazz Festival

Brian Claxton, drums

Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

Mailing Address:
Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival
875 Perimeter Dr., MS 4021
Moscow, ID 83844-4021

Phone: 208-885-5900

Fax: 208-885-7254


Web: Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival