Clayton Brothers Quintet at Bellevue Jazz Festival
The Grammy nominated quintet The Clayton Brothers was originally formed in 1977 by brothers John and Jeff, and while their paths would sometimes diverge, the brothers continued to share a common musical vision that would draw them back together again.
Their album, Back in the Swing of Things demonstrates their unique musical vision and swing. The album, as well as songs "Expressions" and "Siblingity," are bristling with surprises, delights and the kind of musical telepathy that could only come from tuned in siblings. Their most recent recordings were nominated for Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group. The brothers place a strong emphasis on sharing what it is they know and thus are dedicated jazz educators who travel extensively to participate in workshops and music clinics around the world.
Currently, the quintet consists of John's son, Gerald Clayton on piano, who has also been Grammy nominated for his 2009 album Two Shade, for Best Instrumental Composition, Battle Circle from The Clayton Brothers,' The New Song and Dance, and in 2011 for Best Jazz Instrumental Album for Bond: The Paris Sessions. Obed Calvaire is on drums and Terell Stafford, a highly regarded trumpeter and bandleader in his own right, is also a member of the quintet.
Theatre at Meydenbauer Center (View)
11100 NE 6th Street
Bellevue, WA 98004
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