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Gerald Clayton / Logan Kane / Benjamin Ring
Gerald Clayton / Logan Kane / Benjamin Ring

Fri, May 27


Sam First

Gerald Clayton / Logan Kane / Benjamin Ring

Gerald Clayton (piano) Logan Kane (bass), Benjamin Ring (drums)

May 27, 2022, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

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. 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.

Logan Kane, a rising-star bassist and composer in Los Angeles’s thriving jazz scene, releases the debut album of his dynamic nonet, Nope,science on Orenda Records, featuring free jazz heavyweights, David Binney, Dan Rosenboom and Katisse Buckingham alongside with staggering new talent. At just 23 years old, Logan Kane is an award-winning soloist, who has studied with Ambrose Akinmusire, Peter Erskine, and composer Vince Mendoza. He is impossible to classify, equally comfortable on upright bass in the jazz world and bass guitar in the punk world (with punk-funk outfit, Thumpasaurus). As a composer, he draws heavily off his jazz and classical chops, but casts a wide atmospheric, alternative shadow with elements of math rock and contemporary classical. Nope,science presents a new and genuine vision, fueled by the excitement of the current Los Angeles renaissance, and introduces an enigmatic and innovative compositional voice to the international jazz community.

Benjamin Ring is an award-winning drummer, percussionist and composer based in Los Angeles. Originally from Piedmont, California, he began playing drums and percussion at 8 years old and has been recognized by festivals and institutions worldwide for his work in jazz and classical idioms. Benjamin earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Southern California in 2019 where he studied drums with Peter Erskine, Will Kennedy and Ndugu Chancler. He also studied theory and composition with Vince Mendoza, Patrice Rushen and Morten Lauridsen. Benjamin is currently attending the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz Performance at UCLA, a prestigious, 2-year master’s program comprised of one small ensemble of musicians chosen by audition from across the globe.

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.

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  • 1st set ticket (7:30pm)

    One ticket is good for one set of music only. Student discount code : SAM1STUDENT

  • 2nd set ticket (9:00pm)

    One ticket is good for one set of music only. Student discount code : SAM1STUDENT




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