Sunday, June 25
Our Jazz Vespers series continues with a truly extraordinary evening of inspiration featuring John Clayton and Eric Reed … and Zelda Kennedy offering the meditation.
John Clayton: Clayton is the co-founder of the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, is a natural born multitasker. The multiple roles in which he excels — composer, arranger, conductor, producer, educator, and yes, extraordinary bassist — garner him a number of challenging assignments and commissions. With a Grammy on his shelf and eight additional nominations, artists such as Diana Krall, Paul McCartney, Regina Carter, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Gladys Knight, Queen Latifah, and Charles Aznavour vie for a spot on his crowded calendar.
Eric Reed: “I don’t view art as contemporary, modern, traditional, old or new,” says pianist-composer Eric Reed. “Nor do I endorse cliques or camps. I promulgate integrity in all things.” Through more than a quarter-century as a first-caller on the jazz scene, Reed has articulated this inclusive conception as a leader of numerous ensembles, solo performer, composer, producer, educator and sideman with numerous artists. Whatever the context, whatever the style, he consistently animates the flow with fresh ideas, virtuosic chops, intellectual clarity and an unwavering will to groove.
Sunday, June 25, 2017 | 5:00 p.m.
If you would like to use the elevator for accessibility, please arrive five minutes early. Child care provided.
For more information, contact Melissa Hayes: 626.583.2725 or firstname.lastname@example.org.