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