Baton Rouge, Louisiana February 15, 2017: Legendary musician brothers, John and Jeff Clayton will perform with their Quintet on the Manship Theatre stage as part of the River City Jazz Masters Tenth Anniversary Series. In 1977, Jeff Clayton and his brother, Grammy Award winning bassist John Clayton, agreed to join forces, with Jeff's love of small groups leading to formation of the Clayton Brothers Quintet, while John's love for big bands led to formation of the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra. The current roster of the Clayton Bothers Quintet includes brothers Jeff and John, along with John's son Gerald Clayton (piano), Obed Calvaire (drums) and Terell Stafford (trumpet). Both brothers have worked with such music legends as Stevie Wonder, Diana Krall, Quincy Jones, Gladys Knight, Michael Jackson, and more.
The performance on February 15, 2017 at the Manship Theatre begins at 7:30 p.m. For more information about the performance and ticket information, go to www.artsbr.org. Tickets may be purchased online at www.manshiptheatre.org , by calling the Manship Theatre ticket desk at 225-334-0334,
The following day, February 16, 2017 at 10:30 a.m., the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge and the River City Jazz Coalition will host a school performance with the Clayton Brothers Quintet. This school show is the third of the 2016-2017 River City Jazz Masters Series. This 60-minute concert provides students with a unique live music experience that satisfies content standards in Music, English/Language Arts, and Social Studies. Students will have an opportunity to participate in a question and answer session with the musicians after the concert. Tickets for this school performance are $10.00. For every 10 students, teachers receive a complimentary ticket. Upon receipt of ticket reservation, teachers will receive educational materials to be used prior to attending the concert that will inform students of the history of Jazz music and its historical and cultural significance.
Both the concert and the education opportunity are made possible through contributions by the Louisiana Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, the Louisiana Lottery, and the River City Jazz Coalition.
For more information on attending the school show, contact Leea Russell, Arts Education Coordinator at 225-344-8558 ext. 227