Gerald Clayton Piedmont Blues 'A Search for Salvation' feat René Marie

Gerald Clayton Piedmont Blues 'A Search for Salvation' feat René Marie

René Marie

Sunday, November 24th

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$40 ADV / $44 DOOR (plus fees)

  • All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee.

Gerald Clayton
Gerald Clayton
“A remarkable player, he seems to understand what our ear wants — blooming harmony, melodic improvisations, firm landings — and how to deliver it” - The New York Times

Possessing an exquisite touch, astonishing technique, and a trio sound that somehow combines the dynamic finesse of Ahmad Jamal with the hurtling swing of Oscar Peterson, Gerald Clayton ranks among the very best pianists of his generation.

At 34, he’s already a well-traveled veteran who has served as music director of the Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour, released four highly regarded albums, and collaborated with artists including Roy Hargrove, Diana Krall, Ambrose Akinmusire, and Terri Lyne Carrington. But he’s at his most unfettered as the leader of his acclaimed trio – an evolving ensemble that earned a GRAMMY nomination for Clayton’s 2009 debut release Two-Shade. With a compositional approach inspired by studies with Billy Childs, Clayton is the scion of a jazz dynasty. The son of esteemed Los Angeles bassist/arranger John Clayton and nephew of alto saxophonist Jeff Clayton, he’s played and recorded with the Clayton Hamilton Jazz Orchestra and the Clayton Brothers (with whom he earned another GRAMMY nomination for a composition on 2010’s The New Song and Dance.)
René Marie
René Marie
In a span of two decades, 11 recordings and countless stage performances, vocalist René Marie has cemented her reputation as not only a singer but also a composer, arranger, theatrical performer and teacher. Guided and tempered by powerful life lessons and rooted in jazz traditions laid down by Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington and other leading ladies of past generations, she borrows various elements of folk, R&B and even classical and country to create a captivating hybrid style. Her body of work is musical, but it’s more than just music. It’s an exploration of the bright and dark corners of the human experience, and an affirmation of the power of the human spirit.