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CLAYTON-HAMILTON JAZZ ORCHESTRA With special guests GERALD CLAYTON TRIO Premiering John Clayton’s STORIES OF A GROOVE: CONCEPTION, EVOLUTION, CELEBRATION

Commissioned by The Monterey Jazz Festival 2017

SATURDAY NIGHT, September 17, 2017, 7:30pm

John Clayton, conductor;

STORIES OF A GROOVE : CONCEPTION, EVOLUTION, CELEBRATION

I.     STORIES OF A GROOVE (pg 1)

II.    TIDAL WAVE (pg 19)

III.   IT WILL BE JUST – US (pg 30)

IV.    SLOW BURN, BABY BURN – AND THE WALLS CAME TUMBLING (pg 31)

V.     ACID FREE (pg 37)

VI.    PEN PEN ULTIMATE (pg 43)

VII.   PRAYER TO CLEANSE (pg 51)

VIII.   CELEBRATE! (pg 55)

The Gerald Clayton Trio

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Gerald Clayton – Piano

Joe Sanders – Bass 

Obed Calvaire – Drums 

The Clayton – Hamilton Jazz Orchestra Musicians

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Jeff Hamilton – Drums / Gong – Hammer 

Jeff Clayton – Alto Sax 1 

  • https://jeffclaytonmusic.com
  • 1st Clayton to play at the Monterey Jazz Festival with Capp-Pierce Juggernaut (1986)
  • Bio from Jeff Clayton Website:

Keith Fiddmont – Alto Sax 2 / Clarinet in Bb 

Rickey Woodard – Tenor Sax 1 / Clarinet in Bb 

Charles Owens – Tenor Sax 2 / Clarinet in Bb

Lee Callet – Bari Sax / Bass Clarinet in Bb 

Bijon Watson – Trumpet 1 (bucket, harmon) 

Jamie Hovorka – Trumpet 2 (bucket, harmon) 

Kye Palmer – Trumpet 3 (bucket, harmon) 

Gilbert Castellanos – Trumpet 4 (bucket, harmon) 

James Ford – Trumpet 5 (bucket, harmon) 

Ira Nepus – Trombone 1 (bucket) – 

George Bohanon – Trombone 2 (bucket) 

Ryan Porter – Trombone 3 (bucket) 

Maurice Spears – Trombone 4 (bucket) 

Graham Dechter – Guitar 

Tamir Hendelman – Piano / Rhodes / Keybd(Church Organ, Marimba, Clavinet) 

Christoph Luty – Bass 

Jessica Ragsdale – Gong.  Jessica Ragsdale is also the Librarian and Assistant for the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra.