Clayton Brothers Quintet at the Bellevue Jazz Festival
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The last date listed for Clayton Brothers Quintet was Thursday May 31, 2012 / 8:00pm.
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Cellist Joshua Roman, dubbed a "classical rock star" by the Seattle Times, teams with Grammy-nominated Lithuanian pianist Andrius Zlabys for a sonata by Schnittke, Stravinsky's Suite Italienne from the ballet Pulcinella and more. Town Hall's own artistic director and a protege of Yo Yo Ma, Roman joined the Seattle Symphony Orchestra at age 22, becoming the youngest principal player in the symphony's history. Since then, he's wowed audiences worldwide with his vast repertoire, ranging from jazz and rock to classical sonatas and chamber music. Zlabys, a prize-winner at the prestigious Cleveland International Piano Competition, is an international favorite who's performed on many of the world's great stages, including Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. Learn More
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The Clayton Brothers are always wonderful and I thought there would have been a slightly better turnout for this event. They can make you want to get up and dance or can have you drying your eyes after a moving ballad. Terrell Stafford is also extremely talented but could honor his audience by playing his instrument more and just blowing through it less. The venue was good but a bit chilly temp-wise and parking seemed a bit expensive for 2 hours. All in all, a very good experience for the ticket price.
The Grammy nominated quintet The Clayton Brothers was originally formed in 1977 by brothers John and Jeff, and while their paths sometimes diverged, the brothers continued to share a common musical vision that would draw them back together again.
Their album, Back in the Swing of Things demonstrates their unique musical vision. The album, as well as the songs "Expressions" and "Siblingity," are bristling with surprises, delights, and the kind of musical telepathy that could only come from tuned in siblings. Their most recent recordings were nominated for Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group. The brothers place a strong emphasis on sharing their knowledge and thus are dedicated jazz educators who travel extensively to participate in workshops and music clinics around the world.
Currently, the quintet consists of John's son, Gerald Clayton on piano, who is also a Grammy-nominee for his 2009 album Two Shade, for Best Instrumental Composition, Battle Circle from The Clayton Brothers,’ The New Song and Dance, and in 2011 for Best Jazz Instrumental Album for Bond: The Paris Sessions. Obed Calvaire is on drums and Terell Stafford, a highly regarded trumpeter and band-leader, are also members of the quintet.
This is a 90-minute continuous show with no intermission.