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SPECIAL ENCORE 
The Piano Guys
Performance of the Month

   On Demand Weekend

Alexander Kobrin
presented by Downtown Piano Works

   On Demand Weekend

Gerald Clayton Trio
from the Kennedy Center Jazz Club

   On Demand Weekend

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Matthew Whitaker
Performance of the Month

   

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Gerald Clayton Trio
from the Kennedy Center Jazz Club

  

KC Jazz Club at The Kennedy Center
2700 F St, NW
Washington, DC 20566

Gerald Clayton searches for honest expression in every note he plays. With harmonic curiosity and critical awareness, he develops musical narratives that unfold as a result of both deliberate searching and chance uncovering. The GRAMMY-nominated pianist/composer formally began his musical journey at the prestigious Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, where he received the Presidential Scholar of the Arts Award. Continuing his scholarly pursuits, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Piano Performance at USC’s Thornton School of Music under the instruction of piano icon Billy Childs, after a year of intensive study with NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron at The Manhattan School of Music. Clayton won second place in the 2006 Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Piano Competition.

Expansion has become part of Clayton’s artistic identity. His music is a celebration of the inherent differences in musical perspectives that promote true artistic synergy. Inclusive sensibilities have allowed him to perform and record with such distinctive artists as Diana Krall, Roy Hargrove, Dianne Reeves, Ambrose Akinmusire, Dayna Stephens, Kendrick Scott, John Scofield Ben Williams, Terell Stafford & Dick Oatts, Michael Rodriguez, Terri Lyne Carrington, Avishai Cohen, Peter Bernstein and the Clayton Brothers Quintet.

Capturing the truth in each moment’s conception of sound comes naturally to Clayton. The son of beloved bass player and composer John Clayton, he enjoyed a familial apprenticeship from an early age. Clayton honors the legacy of his father and all his musical ancestors through a commitment to artistic exploration, innovation, and reinvention.

In this special rebroadcast, the Gerald Clayton Trio—featuring Joe Saunders on bass and Eric Harland on drums—performed two sold-out sets at one of DC's beloved venues.



This uncut, unedited performance was originally recorded on February 28, 2014, at KC Jazz Club at The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.