Gerald Clayton Trio
Pre-concert talk with Gerald Clayton and jazz educator Robert Morgan at 7:30 PM
Saturday, December 7, 2013; 8:00 PM
Cullen Theater, Wortham Theater Center
Pianist Gerald Clayton has emerged as one of the most acclaimed young artists in jazz. A three time Grammy nominee -- for Best Improvised Jazz Solo, Best Instrumental Jazz Composition and Best Jazz Instrumental Album for Bond: The Paris Sessions -- Gerald Clayton won Rising Star – Pianist in the 2013 Down Beat Critics Poll. Featuring Joe Sanders on bass and Houston native and HSPVA grad Kendrick Scott on drums.
“[Clayton’s] playing had huge, authoritative presence, an Oscar Peterson-like style, highly controlled touch and dynamics and rhapsodic, episodic soloing.” - The New York Times
“Clayton is showing all the signs of becoming one of the most significant young jazz artists to emerge in recent years." – The Los Angeles Times
“Kendrick Scott is a jazz drummer conversant in an ultramodern sense of propulsion.” – The New York Times