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Gerald Clayton

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.

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”At a time when jazz piano prodigies are moving into the spotlight around the world… Clayton is showing all the signs of becoming one of the most significant young jazz artists to emerge in the Southland in recent years.” --Don Heckman, Los Angeles Times

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