Sat, Mar 12|
Gerald Clayton and Friends
Pianist, composer and Blue Note recording artist Gerald Clayton invites a series of special guests to join his on the Sam First stage!
Mar 12, 2022, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM PST
Sam First, 6171 W Century Blvd #180, Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA
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 four-time GRAMMY-nominated pianist/composer formally began his musical journey at the prestigious Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, where he received the 2002 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. Clayton also has enjoyed an extended association since early 2013, touring and recording with saxophone legend Charles Lloyd.
Gerald Clayton invites a series of special guests to join his on the Sam First stage!
Sam First | 6171 W Century Blvd #180, Los Angeles, CA 90045 | 21+
Show Times: 7:30pm & 9:00pm, and a separate ticket is required for each show.
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required upon entry.
Notice of Recording: Sam First live streams and records all concerts. By entering Sam First, you understand that your image and/or voice might be included in those recordings. Sam First reserves the right to use any photography, video or audio recording taken at this event, without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video.
1st set ticket (7:30pm)
One ticket is good for one set of music only. Student discount code : SAM1STUDENT$25.00
2nd set ticket (9:00pm)
One ticket is good for one set of music only. Student discount code : SAM1STUDENT$25.00Sold Out