Gerald Clayton Trio
Gerald Clayton, piano; Joe Sanders, bass; Justin Brown,
Tuesday, July 20 | 7:30 pm | Campbell Recital Hall
Tickets: $32 general | $18 students
Tickets Now On Sale
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"
Clayton Trio at the Umbria Jazz Festival, 2008
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.