Primary Instrument: Piano
Gerald was born on May 11, 1984 in Utrecht, The Netherlands and moved to the United States at a young age. He graduated from the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA) in the summer of 2002 and received a Bachelor's of Music from the Jazz Studies program at USC in the Fall of 2006.
Gerald grew up in a musical family (his father is bassist/composer John Clayton and his uncle saxophonist Jeff Clayton) and was exposed to a variety of musical styles from a very young age. He studied classical piano with Mrs. Linda Buck and jazz piano and composition with Shelly Berg, Kenny Barron and Billy Childs....
Release Date: July 13th, 2009
Description: Rising star of postbop piano and a composer already making waves at the age of 25, Dutch born Gerald Clayton makes his thrilling debut for Emarcy with a set of sparkling originals that showcase both his command.
Tracks: Boogablues, Trapped In Dream, Two Heads One Pillow Peace For The Moment, All of You, Interlude- Love All Around, Casiotone Pothole, One Two You, Sunny Day Go, Scrimmage,Interlude- You're Out, Con Alma
Personnel: Gerald Clayton (piano), Joe Sanders (bass), Justin Brown (drums)
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