2010 Festival At A Glance
June 16   An Evening with Dick Hyman
June 25   A Night of Brazilian Jazz!
Luciana Souza/Romero Lubambo; plus Alegritude
June 26   A History of African Rhythms & Jazz
June 26   Randy Weston's African Rhythms Trio
June 27   Freddy Cole Quartet
July 2   The Music of Billy Strayhorn
July 3   Early Bird Jazz for Kids: Jim Nadel & Friends
July 3   Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio
July 9   Fred Hersch: Jobim and More
July 10   Early Bird Latin Jazz for Kids: John Santos Sextet
July 10   Tuck & Patti
July 11   Ella Fitzgerald: America's First Lady of Song
July 16   Mose Allison Trio
July 17   Claudia Villela Band
July 18   John Santos Sextet
July 19   Khalil Shaheed & the Mo'Rockin Project
July 20   Gerald Clayton Trio
July 21   Kristen Strom Quintet
July 22   The Music of Dave Brubeck Presented by Victor Lin
July 24   Giants of Jazz: Charles McPherson, Junior Mance & Tootie Heath
July 25   Ruth Davies' Blues Night with Special Guest Keb' Mo'
July 26   Dena DeRose Trio
July 27   Junior Mance Trio
July 28   100 Years of Django with Julian Lage, Victor Lin & Jorge Roeder
July 29   Visions: The Stevie Wonder Songbook
July 31   Rebecca Martin featuring Larry Grenadier, Steve Cardenas & Larry Goldings
Aug 1   Dave Douglas Quintet Plus
Aug 2   George Cables Trio
Aug 3   Nicholas Payton with the Taylor Eigsti Trio
Aug 4   Joshua Redman Trio
Aug 6   SJW All-Star Jam Session
Aug 7   Taylor Eigsti Group featuring Becca Stevens
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Gerald Clayton Trio

Gerald Clayton Trio

Gerald Clayton, piano; Joe Sanders, bass; Justin Brown, drums

Tuesday, July 20 | 7:30 pm | Campbell Recital Hall
Tickets: $32 general | $18 students

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As the son of bassist John Clayton and the nephew of saxophonist Jeff Clayton, it's no surprise that pianist Gerald Clayton showed both a passion and a talent for jazz improvisation at an early age. But the young pianist's exquisitely subtle touch on the keyboard, his emerging voice as a composer, and the uncanny communication he shares with his trio - featuring Stanford Jazz alumni Justin Brown on drums and Joe Sanders on bass - offer a wealth of surprises to listeners.

His playing bursts with inventive ideas and a "grand and amiable virtuosity" (New York Times). In addition to performing with his father and uncle in the renowned Clayton Brothers band, Gerald has toured with Roy Hargrove and accompanied Diana Krall and Michael Bublé. His 2009 album Two-Shade was nominated for a Grammy award and "confirms the arrival of a performer with the listening skills and imagination to match his virtuosity" (Guardian UK). Catch this rising star of the jazz piano in an intimate setting while you can - and expect big things from him in the future!


Gerald Clayton Trio – "Boogablues"

Gerald Clayton Trio – "All of You"

Gerald Clayton Trio – "Scrimmage"


Gerald Clayton Trio at the Umbria Jazz Festival, 2008

Gerald Clayton Trio performing in Berlin, 2009

Supported in part by Srinija Srinivasan, Lisa Friedman and Jim Harris; the Western Jazz Presenters Network, and the National Endowment for the Arts.









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