Tue, Oct 25|
Gerald Clayton & Friends Jam Session: Hosted by Gerald Clayton
Gerald Clayton (piano), Josh Johnson (tenor saxophone), Ben Williams (bass), Jonathan Pinson (drums). House band performs one set at 7:30pm followed by a jam session from 9:00-11:00pm. - Jam session participants use code SAM1JAM at checkout for a discounted second set.
Oct 25, 2022, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Sam First, 6171 W Century Blvd #180, Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA
"Gerald Clayton & Friends" is a weekly series on Tuesday nights, curated by iconic pianist and friend of Sam First, Gerald Clayton. The house band performs one set at 7:30pm which is immediately followed by a jam session from 9:00-11:00pm.
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.
Sam First | 6171 W Century Blvd #180, Los Angeles, CA 90045 | 21+
Show Times: The house band performs one set at 7:30pm which is immediately followed by a jam session from 9:00-11:00pm. A separate ticket is required for the the first set and the jam session.
1st set ticket (7:30pm)
One ticket is good for one set of music only. Student discount code : SAM1STUDENT$25.00
Jam session ticket (9:00pm)
One ticket is good for one set of music only. Performing musicians use coupon code SAM1JAM at checkout for a $5 discount.$15.00