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Casa Jazz Club: Master Class with Gerald Clayton
September 9, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
Take a master class in jazz piano from Gerald Clayton, whose collaborations with distinctive artists such as Diana Krall, Kendrick Scott, Ravi Coltrane, Nicholas Payton, Terence Blanchard, and saxophone legend Charles Lloyd have earned him Grammy nominations.
Gerald Clayton is a pianist and composer who performs internationally with the Gerald Clayton Trio and a host of music icons. He is a past Musical Director of the Monterey Jazz Festival, and is the 2017 Monterey Jazz Festival Artist-In-Residence. Clayton is the son of acclaimed bassist John Clayton.
“Every piece he plays, whether an original or a standard, represents his exploration of a concept in sound rather than the mere recitation of a melody or a series of chord changes. That approach makes Clayton one of the most engaging and promising young pianists in jazz.” – Chicago Tribune
The Casa Jazz Club is sponsored by Nancy Tullos & Tony Robertson, Monarch Beach Resort, and Yamaha.