Gerald Clayton Trio (USA)

Wednesday 20/07/2022 from 21:00

Six-time GRAMMY-nominated pianist, composer and band leader Gerald Clayton earned recent Recording Academy recognition for Happening: Live at the Village Vanguard, his debut release on Blue Note Records. Collaborating over the years with such distinctive artists as Diana Krall, Roy Hargrove, Dianne Reeves, Terence Blanchard, John Scofield, Terri Lyne Carrington, Peter Bernstein, Ambrose Akinmusire, Gretchen Parlato, Ben Wendel, the Clayton Brothers Quintet and legendary band leader Charles Lloyd, Clayton currently serves as Director of Next Generation Jazz Orchestra following service as Musical Director for Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour.

Under the instruction of Billy Childs, Clayton earned a Bachelor of Arts in Piano Performance at USC’s Thornton School of Music following a year of intensive study with Kenny Barron at The Manhattan School of Music. Clayton’s creative spirit honors the legacy of his father, bassist-composer John Clayton. In 2016, he received a Duke University commission to render the Piedmont Blues experience in early 20th Century Durham; Piedmont Blues features a mixed media performance of critical acclaim. In 2019, he received a commission from LACMA to compose a musical pendant for artist Charles White’s “5 Great American Negroes” mural; Clayton titled the project White Cities: A Musical Tribute to Charles White. In January 2020, he began work on the critically-acclaimed score for Sam Pollard’s award-winning documentary MLK/FBI. The emotional resonance of Clayton’s score imbues the film with subtle, lingering moments of struggle and humanity, and helps capture a complex arc of an enduring subject.

“A young star”— Giovanni Russonello, The New York Times

“A thoroughly enthralling album” — DownBeat on Happening: Live at the Village Vanguard

“Clayton’s piano contributions, in their wild, free-spilling, lyrical aspiration, are consistently stunning” — JazzTimes

“Clayton approaches…with pensive grace as he slowly unravels thick, striking chords” — DownBeat

Gerald Clayton – p; Joe Sanders – b; Gregory Hutchinson – d.

Admission - presale: seating CZK 850, standing CZK 450, at the door: seating CZK 950, standing CZK 500. There is no need to reserve a seat when purchasing a seating ticket. No club discounts. Thank you for understanding.

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