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Duke Arts Presents

Gerald Clayton Trio

Friday, March 28, 2014 | 9:00 pm

Motorco Music Hall

The brilliant young pianist Gerald Clayton was schooled in hard-swinging, melodic jazz by his father, John Clayton, uncle Jeff Clayton, and his mentors Billy Childs and Kenny Barron. More recently, he has collaborated with the innovators of his own generation, from Ambrose Akinmusire to Kendrick Scott. In his long-standing trio with drummer Justin Brown and bassist Joe Sanders, Clayton blends those styles into a musical language all his own.

The New York Times raved about Clayton’s “huge authoritative presence and highly controlled touch and dynamics.” In the close-up club atmosphere of Durham’s Motorco Music Hall, that authority will be all the more palpable.

Gerald Clayton, piano
Joe Sanders, bass
Kendrick Scott, drums

Made possible, in part, with support from the Jazz Program at Duke University.