Mon, Apr 1st 9:07pm

Gerald's new album Life Forum is released —

Tue, Jan 10th 6:22pm

Congratulations on another Grammy nomination!


 

Congratulations to Gerald on receiving a Grammy© nomination for Bond: The Paris Sessions in the top category of Best Instrumental Jazz Album!
Thu, Dec 2nd 6:13pm

Grammy Nomination/New Album for Gerald Clayton!

Gerald Clayton was just nominated for a Grammy© Award for his original composition entitled "Battle Circle" which appears on the Grammy ©-nominated Clayton Brothers CD New Song and Dance  (Artistshare).
» Listen to Battle Circle
 
Look for Bond: The Paris Sessions (Decca/Universal) -Gerald's new CD-which will be released in May, 2011 and features Justin Brown on drums and Joe Sanders on bass.
Tue, Jul 20th 3:23pm
Hey there good people,
I hope you're all having a happy summer season, filled with some good weather and quality vacation time. I have been keeping busy the past few months traveling around Europe, playing at some great clubs and festivals with my trio. It's such a pleasure to travel with two guys who are good friends as well as musical inspirations to me. Joe Sanders and Justin Brown are tearing it up out here! Right now we're doing a short tour on the west coast, and then it's back home to New York. If you're on the East Coast in August, I'll be playing with some exciting groups in the New York area.
 
August 19-22 I'll be at the Iridium with the legendary drummer Al Foster. It'll be a quartet featuring Chris Potter on tenor sax, and Doug Weiss on bass. This is guaranteed to be an exciting and inspiring gig for me. I hope to see you there.
 
August 26-29 at the Jazz Standard, I'll be premiering some new music for my quintet featuring Ambrose Akinmusire on trumpet, Logan Richardson on alto sax, Joe Sanders bass, and Justin Brown drums. These are some of the most creative and lyrical musicians I've encountered. I can't wait to hear what sort of life they breathe into my music. I hope you can join us
 
Check out my calendar for more upcoming gigs. And feel free to reach out to me on my contact page. As always, I am sincerely thankful for all your love and support. Hope to see you soon,
GC
 
 
Tue, Jan 26th 10:20am
My friends!
I hope you are all loving life in the new year. 2010 has brought me many blessings, all of which I am extremely thankful for, and excited to share with you. Keep checking my calendar for schedule updates. Hopefully I'll be in a city near you soon...
 
I'm stoked to be attending the Grammy's this weekend! I've been nominated for best improvised jazz solo. It's an honor to be recognized in the same group as some of my musical heroes- Terence Blanchard, Roy Hargrove, Miguel Zenon... Anyone who's gonna be there, I'll see you on the red carpet : )
 
On January 30th, I'll be in Los Angeles doing a very special duo concert with one of my favorite pianists and good friends, Taylor Eigsti. If you don't know about Taylor, check him out www.tayjazz.com ... he's amazing! We'll be playing at the Broadstage in Santa Monica at 7:30pm. If you'd like to enter a contest to win free tickets to the show, go to
this link So all my west coast peeps- put down your surfboards and come listen to some duo piano music : )
 
As soon as I get back to New York in February, I'll be practicing and writing for one of the more significant gigs in my life thus far. I'll be playing with my trio at the historical Village Vanguard from February 9-14. We will be celebrating the re-release of my cd "Two-Shade" on Universal Music Company, Emarcy Records. The Vanguard has been the top club in New York for decades, hosting a long list of legends. I have seen many an inspiring show there, and I can't wait to bring my own group in. If you are in New York in February, I would love to see you there.
 
Thank you all for your love and support,
 
GC
 
 
Sat, Aug 22nd 1:13pm
Hello friends,
Thanks for visiting my site. I've been enjoying a busy year of music making. This summer I went on tour with my trio in Europe. We had some good times in Spain, Italy, and Holland... shout out to my motherland : )
After our European excursion, we flew to Seattle, and drove to a beautiful Washington town called Port Townsend. We spent the week there teaching at Centrum's Jazz Workshop along with some of my best friends and musical heroes. What an inspiring hang that was! All the students were great, and by the end of the week they had grown so much. Thanks to everyone who was part of that special occasion. I left that week determined to hit the shed and start practicing!
I'm thrilled to have released my first album! Thanks to all the people who have supported my project. All the positive feedback has been very encouraging, I'm looking forward to getting back into the studio to work on number two.
I'm very excited to finish off the year with some cool upcoming gigs. Along with my trio, I'll be keeping busy playing with Ambrose Akinmusire, Gretchen Parlato, and the Clayton Brothers. Check out the calendar page to see if we'll be in a city near you.
I hope to see you all soon.
Peace,
G
Sun, Feb 8th 1:08pm
Hello friends,
Thanks for visiting my site. Since the new year, I've been running around New York, enjoying the city life. Checking out lots of shows and late night jam sessions. I had the privilege of playing with Benny Golson and Curtis Fuller recently. What an inspiring experience that was. I hope I can play like that when I'm 80! 
These days I've been focusing most of my time on developing concepts for my trio. It's such a joy to play with two great friends and great musicians, Joe Sanders and Justin Brown. These guys really inspire me and keep me on my toes. We're in the final steps of creating my debut album on the ArtistShare label, "Two-Shade". The clips you are listening to were taken from the CD. I hope you'll jump on board and support my ArtistShare project. Visit geraldclayton.artistshare.com for more information.
Here's wishing you much happiness in 2009!
Gerald
 
 
 
Mon, Dec 15th 3:15pm
Hello friends,
Merry New Year!
Thanks for visiting my site. I'm having a great holiday season in Los Angeles, getting to perform with some old friends and family. If you are in the Los Angeles area, be sure to check out some of my gigs this week. Check out the Calendar page for a complete list of upcoming performances.

I'm in the final stages of putting together my debut CD "Two-Shade" Please check out geraldclayton.artistshare.com for more information on this exciting project. I appreciate all your support.

Happy Holidays!

Gerald
Tue, Jul 8th 11:49am
Greetings everyone!
I hope you're enjoying this summer season as much as I am. I've been busy traveling the world and playing with some wonderful musicians. Life is good!

I'm very happy to announce that I recently recorded my first album with my trio. It will be released under the Artist Share label. Artist Share is a new concept which allows fans to show appreciation for their favorite artists by funding their recording projects in exchange for access to the creative process. If you are interested in contributing to my Artist Share project, please visit

http://geraldclayton.artistshare.com

Thanks for your love and support!
Peace,
Gerald
Fri, Nov 16th 8:57am
Hello friends!
Thanks for visiting. I hope you're staying warm as the winter season rolls in.
I've spent the past few weeks hangin in the city (New York that is). What a pleasure it is to go out every night and hear creative music. Truly inspiring.
I'm looking forward to some great upcoming gigs. Next week I'll be at the Village Vanguard with Roy Hargrove. If you don't have any Thanksgiving plans, get yourself a turkey sandwich and check us out.
For all my west coast homies, I'll be in Los Angeles throughout most of December :) I'm really looking forward to spending some quality time with family and friends.
Please visit the calendar page for all my gig details. I hope to see you soon.
Peace!
GC
Sat, Jun 30th 1:19pm
Hello friends,
I hope you are enjoying the summer season, getting some time to relax and take in some sun.

I am having a great summer. I've been checking out a lot of good music in New York, and jamming with some unbelievable musicians.

In a few days, I will be touring Europe with Roy Hargrove. Check out my calendar section to see where we'll be playing this month.

May your summer be filled with music and happiness.
Hope to see you soon!
Gerald
Tue, May 15th 10:29am
Hello friends
Thanks for visiting my site.
I hope you all are enjoying the spring season as much as I am.

I am still in the process of moving my life from Los Angeles to New York. So at the moment I'm living out of suitcases, using cardboard boxes as tables, and unfortunately practicing on a keyboard (aaaah!!!!). I need to get a piano in my apartment immediately, because I've got some serious piano work to tackle this week.

On May 22nd, I will be going to Japan for the 100 Gold Fingers Piano Tour. This annual event brings together 10 pianists to play 14 shows throughout Japan. Some of the other pianists this year will be Kenny Barron, Junior Mance, Cedar Walton, and Benny Green. I am extremely honored to be a part of this tour, and I'm totally excited to see Japan for the first time.

If you're in the New York area in June, keep a look out for me. I'll be on the scene, playing gigs, and checking out the sessions. You can always check my calendar to see where I'll be.

Have a great day!
Peace,
GC
Tue, Jan 9th 8:44am
Happy New Year!

I am extremely excited to be working with Gail Boyd Artist Management.
For any information regarding management/bookings, please contact:

GAIL BOYD ARTIST MANAGEMENT
305 Madison Avenue, Suite 449
New York, NY 10165
212-777-5714
Fax 212-777-2396
www.gailboyd.com