Star Statement International - Celebrity Statements Worldwide
New Star Statements
Categories / Entries
Madonna Music 149
Keira Kneitley Movie 46
Karl Lagerfeld Fashion 37
davidgerstein02.jpg Arts 30
Frank Gerber Literature 15
Sergey Brin Business 20
Barack Obama Politic 22
Françoise Barré-Sinoussi Sience 2
David Beckham Sport 18
Sergey Brin Internet 10
Advertisement
seitenbanner elke1..jpg
Advertisement
Advert_Schneider_rechts.jpg
Advertisement
boxjasmina.jpg
New Star Statements / Gerald Clayton

 

 

Gerald_Clayton.jpg

 

 

Gerald_Clayton_Lifeforum.jpg

 

 

 

 

Biography - Gerald Clayton

 

Over the course of eight years, with three albums as a leader, several studio projects as a sideman, and countless worldwide performances, pianist and composer Gerald Clayton has established himself as a leading figure in the up-and-coming generation of jazz artists who are fluent in the range of styles that make up today’s jazz lexicon. Hailed by The New York Times for his “huge, authoritative presence,” Clayton is well on his way toward etching his own enduring mark in the long and rich tradition of jazz. Never has this been more apparent than in Life Forum, his latest recording on Concord Jazz and his most ambitious project to date.


Born in the Netherlands in 1984 and raised in Southern California, Clayton took his first piano lessons before age seven with the full support and encouragement of his father, the acclaimed jazz bassist, composer and bandleader, John Clayton. Music was a central part of his life from as long as he can remember and it became a lifetime commitment very early on:
“I was in the third grade, and there was a talent show where I played a boogie-woogie piece that my dad had written for me,” he recalls. “It was the first time that I played for an audience where I felt that people were really moved by something that I had just played. I remember thinking, ‘Yep, this is what I’ll be doing for the rest of my life.’”


Clayton attended the L.A. County High School for the Arts and then enrolled at the USC Thornton School of Music. In the midst of his third year at USC, he temporarily relocated to New York to study at the Manhattan School of Music. “I knew I was eventually going to move to New York,” he says, “so I thought it would be a good idea to experience the city for a year as a student.” After returning to L.A. for a year and a half to finish his degree,  he moved back to New York permanently.
In 2006, Gerald received the second place prize in the prestigious Thelonius Monk Institute of Jazz Piano Competition.  Around that time, he was introduced to trumpeter Roy Hargrove when they were both featured artists at a performance of the Henry Mancini Orchestra. “We were backstage during one of the rehearsals, and we started playing some duets,” recalls Clayton. “After that I would see him from time to time in New York, and he would say, ‘Great that you’re in New York now. I’ll call you.’ That was how things started.”


The association resulted in three years of extensive touring with Hargrove between 2006 and 2009, and appearances on Hargrove’s recordings, Earfood (2008) and Emergence (2009). Gerald also appeared on recordings by several other artists, such as Diana Krall, Ambrose Akinmusire, Kendrick Scott, Melissa Morgan, Terell Stafford & Dick Oatts, and more recently Michael Rodriguez, Dayna Stephens, Terri Lyne Carrington, and the Clayton Brothers Quintet, led by his father and his uncle, saxophonist Jeff Clayton. Gerald continues to perform regularly with the Clayton Brothers.


In 2009, he released Two Shade, his debut album as a leader, with bassist Joe Sanders and drummer Justin Brown. Sanders and Brown have remained with him for his two subsequent records. It was from this recording that Gerald received a 2010 Grammy nomination in the category of ‘Best Improvised Jazz Solo’ for his rendition of Cole Porter’s “All of You.”
In 2011, Gerald received a second Grammy nomination, this time for ‘Best Jazz Instrumental Composition’, for his piece “Battle Circle” featured on the Clayton Brothers recording, The New Song and Dance.


The same year, Clayton released his second album, Bond: The Paris Sessions. While the expectations may have been high in the aftermath of the acclaimed debut album, Clayton recalls the album coming together organically and with a minimum of stress. “You hear people talk about the curse of the sophomore album, but recording that album – and the whole process leading up to it – was very natural for us as a trio. We’d been touring a great deal at the time and spending a lot of time together, so going into the studio and catching that vibe was completely natural.” Bond received a Grammy nomination, Gerald’s third, in 2012 for ‘Best Jazz Instrumental Album’.


Life Forum, set for release in April 2013, “might be the most ambitious album yet,” states Clayton. “Conceptualizing the music for a group of eight musicians was a new experience for me, and it required more preparation than I was accustomed to. With the addition of lyrics to three of the tunes, as well as some other post-production work, this project has been a departure from my previous two. I’m doing more writing now than I’ve ever done before, and working with Ben Wendel, who produced the record, was very helpful. I really admire his playing and his writing. He and I got together prior to the sessions to talk about the music and map out what I needed to do to get it recorded. In that sense, it was more demanding than the previous records.”
“What comes after Life Forum is anyone’s guess,” says Clayton, who does not want to be defined by any one musical tradition: “I prefer to ignore the boxes, the genre distinctions,” he says. ”I focus on creating honest musical expressions and collaborating with people whose ideas resonate with my own.”


StarStatements.com möchte sich bedanken bei:
Gerald Clayton
& Leah Price
& Gail Boyd Artist Management
& Concord Jazz Records

Frank Gerber
Star Statement / Celebrity Statements

Back

 

Soon online ...

 

New Star Statements: Sunrise Avenue | His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama | Nico Rosberg | Kai Ebel | Tom Beck | Annett Louisan | Devin Miles | Frank Gerber | Ina Mueller | Marianne Rosenberg | Frauke Ludowig | Vitas | Frida Gold | Elke Jeinsen | Antonella Bucci | Heiner Meyer | Joy Denalane | Fredrika Stahl | Silvia Kainka | Kitty Kat | Nick Carter | Lucenzo | Pigeon John | Kimbra | Brandon Howard | Groove Coverage | David Gerstein | Jack Culcay | Gabo | Katharine Mehrling | Shakura Aida | Christine Mayer | Not Called Jinx | Matt Dusk | Spencer Day | Barry Manilow | Brian Culbertson | Ekaterina More | Slash | 81db | MOOJAH | Genta | Andre Tannenberger | Edward Maya | Kerstin Linnartz | Jessica Stockmann | A5 Richtung Wir | Inna | Cashier No9 | Joyce Jonathan | Sunshine Anderson | Alex Velea | Ava Rocks | Youn Sunnah | Nevio | Stream Of Passion | Laura-Jansen | Francisca Urio | Claudia Acuna | Julia Dietze | MissLi | Shonlock | Tara Priya | Sick of Sarah | Rene Lopez | Lori Jenaire | Chromeo | Lou Bega | Randy Ford | Ani Lorak | Sonja Zietlow | Silvia Dias | Henry Maske | Ava | La Fee | Umberto Tozzi | Subway | Alexandra Stan | Simone Kermes | Klee | Vic Anselmo | Selah Sue | Neverest | Zweitfrau | Malina Moye | Sak Noel | Linda Teodosiu | Peter Ruetten | Yakoto | Marina Celeste | Liebe Minou | Guano Apes | Frank Ramond | Aural Vampire | Dante Thomas | Brooke Fraser | Madina Lake | Caethe | Andy Grammer | Jamie Woon | Imany | Catie Curtis | Mattyas | Chris Willis | Betsie Larkin | Aitan | Basto | Amber Rubarth | Randy Ford | Appassionante | Ziynet Sali | Jaguar Wright | Diane Birch | Sola Rosa | Bonaparte | Miranda Brooke | Ricardo Munoz | Ilhama | Ruxandra Bar | Lina Button | Jack Beauregard | Olivia Newtonjohn | Tarja Turunen | James Rosenquist | Ardian Bujupi | Alannah-Myles | Veronica Maggio | Plain White T`s | Scorpions | Davis Redfield | Andreas Bourani | Miss Baby Sol | Deine Jugend | Inna Modja | Magdalena Tul | Daniela Brooker | Glasperlenspiel | Zayra | Principe Valiente | Tying Tiffany | The Slot | Rasheeda | Kristina Maria | Valerie | Tom Hugo | Tatiana Okupnik | Charles Fazzino | Ellie White | Ivi Adamou | Johannes Cordes | Ya-Ha | Gerina | Lazee | Android Lust | Johannes Strate | Tim Benzko | Samy Deluxe | Wynter Gordon | Los Colorados | Parov Stelar | Alex Mica | Milk Inc | The Disco Boys | Right Said Fred | Harris and Ford | Noelia | Arno Cost | Akcent | Mobilee | Afrojack | Kim Gloss | Soluna Samay | Marco Carta | Eisbrecher | Celia | Yolanda Be Cool | Adrian Sina | Lord Of The Lost | Ich Kann Fliegen | Julissa Veloz | Donkeyboy | Tooji | Laurence Jenkell | Lovex | Willy Moon | Tara McDonald | Ida Corr | Crystal Waters | Medina | Viky Red | Sisse Marie | Amanda Mair | Zazou | Oceana | The BossHoss | DJane HouseKat | Official Hot Mess | Mike Candys | Alex Clare | DJ Lord Jazz | Edgar Askelovic | Akcent | Yuna | Serebro | Laurent Wery | The Mynabirds | Timomatic | Nahiba | Matt Toka | Mauro Perucchetti | Jack Holiday | Alice Francis | Avicii | Lana Del Rey | Patrick Miller | Radio Killer | Axel Tony | Jasmine Kara | Tape Five | Emma Hewitt | Little Boots | Katzenjammer | Of Monsters and Men | Triggerfinger | Mic Donet | Noah Stewart | Bobby Womack | Fun. | Loreen | Iona Blum | Bat for Lashes | Graffiti6 | Gerard | Miriam Bryant | Asaf Avidan | Jessie Ware | Swedish House Mafia | Beth Hart | Leslie Clio | Sharon Doorson | Taryn Manning | Cherri Bomb | Mia Martina | Sarah Hackett | The Young Professionals | Caro Emerald | Bryan Ferry | Neon Hitch | Kobra and the Lotus | Arthur Higelin | Cierra Ramirez | Richard Durand | Michael Canitrot | Ally Sereda | Miu | Death by Chocolate | Deap Vally | Skip The Use | TinkaBelle | Ola Svensson | Nick Howard | Dolcenera | Jake Bugg | Kris Menace | Rainy Milo | Jeff M Dixon | Any Color Black | Yen | Destination Anywhere | Black and Jones | Alina Devecerski | A Life Divided | Ramona Rotstich | Mia Diekow | Linda Hesse | Soehne Mannheims | Icona Pop | Emeli Sande | Bastian Baker | Caroline Chevin | Ntjam Rosie | Flavia Coelho | Sandra Nkake | Follow YourInstinct | Lauter Leben | Jaqee | Thomas Azier | The Dollyrots | Bella Wagner | Alt-J | Iggy Azalea | Nena | Olly Murs | Toya DeLazy | Amanda Jenssen | Eddie TheGun | Neon Dogs | Grimes | Olafur Arnalds | Rykka | Le Kid | Marco Mengoni | MSMR | Wild Belle | Anthony Callea | Zibbz | Sade Serena | Jack Savoretti | Richard Orlinski | Aino Venna | Como | Coastal Cities | Too Tangled | Gabrielle Aplin | Jonas Myrin | Youthkills | ZAZ | The Deer Tracks | Kensington | Nicole Musoni | Baby K | Amplify Dot | PHONOFLaKES | ME the Band | Margaret Berger | Last Like Deep | Kodaline | Lorde | Tomorrow´s World | Claire | Jessie J | Emmelie de Forest | CSS | Benjamin Clementine | Tricky | Carmen Villain | Ace Wilder | Eklipse | Sharon Doorson | Carlos Vives | Emilie Autumn | Jesper Munk | Lady Antebellum | Ryan Sheridan | Juveniles | Hot Chelle Rae | SIRPAUL | Star And Dagger | Stephanie Neigel | Megaloh | NONONO | The Strypes | Bahar | Mad Heart | Daniel Schumacher | Ana Popovic | ZZ Ward | The Frown | Krewella | Johnossi | Le Youth | The Civil Wars | Heinrich von Handzahm | Rag Dolls | Nelson | Elliphant | Vanbot | Josephina | Prime Circle | Martin and James | Jarell Perry | Ivy Quainoo | Crystal Fighters | Capital Cities | Gregory Porter | Club8 | Shane Filan | Siri Svegler | Milky Chance | Atlas Genius | Jillette Johnson | Garland Jeffreys | Gerald Clayton | Lescop | James Blunt | Hugh Laurie | London Grammar | Keith Urban | Jamie Cullum | Kreuz Ost | Black Onassis | Wes Mack | Ben Pearce | Antun Opic | KC Da Rookee | Harleighblu | Ife Mora | Agnes Obel | Xavier Naidoo | Cher | Qasim | Gesaffelstein | Percival | Veeby | Yvonne Catterfeld | Cody Simpson | Dapayk and Padberg | Patricia Kaas | PAPA | Junkista | Say Lou Lou | Water Knot | George Ezra | Family of the Year | Muse | Fefe Dobson | The Bloody Nerve | Hey Ocean! | Boyzone | Charles Bradley | Isac Elliot | Carlprit | Gala | Vienna Ditto | The Graveltones | Mikky Ekko | Aloe Blacc | Flo Bauer | Like Swimming | The Brew | R5 | Shawn The Savage Kid | La Femme | Die So Fluid | BANKS | The Majority Says | Jenix | Wille And The Bandits | MO | Style Of Eye | Paint Me Picasso | Susanne Blech | Paper Aeroplanes | Fallulah | David Guetta | Marteria | Paloma Faith | Oonagh | Vandenberg`s MoonKings | Ozark Henry | Nessi | Jonathan Kluth | Die Happy | 3A | Eric Bibb | Parka | Kris Bowers | Krewella | Rooftop Runners | Two Wooden Stones | Anna Aaron | Herzdame | Animal Trainer | Pixies | IVO | Steel Panther | I Heart Sharks | Cash Cash | Motorhead | Ricardo Bielecki | Otto Normal | Pentatonix | Sophie Hunger | The Arkanes | Amando Quattrone | Laurin Buser | Elaiza | John Newman | Low Roar | Bo Saris | Alle Farben feat. Graham Candy | Doja Cat | Eat The Gun | Douglas Greed | Marmozets | J-Kobe | Dieter Meier | Max Giesinger | Dame | Mehrzad Marashi | Synthkartell | Ham Sandwich | Fiona Bevan | Aneta Sablik | Duke Dumont | Flip Grater | Bingo Players | Melissa Lischer | Ricki-Lee | Highasakite | Lilja Bloom | Indiana | Sofi de la Torre | George Ioannou | The Dark Tenor | Tove Lo | Example | Foxes | Kina Grannis | Santana | Ekat Bork | Steffen Linck | Felidae Trick | Eau Rouge | Michel van Dyke | Michel De Biasio | Gregor Meyle | My First Band | Zinc | Plasma | Amber Run | Anna Calvi | Ella Endlich | Secondcity | Eisenhauer | Woody Pitney | A Great Big World | Sam Smith | ANSA | La Rochelle Band | Foster the People | The Last Internationale | Chris Malinchak | Porter Robinson | Iggy and The German Kids | Iyeoka | The Majority Says | Klangkarussell | Charli XCX | The Pretty Reckless | Joe Bonamassa | ZHU | Oliver Heldens | Steve Angello | As Animals | Kyla La Grange | Fenech Soler | RUEFUES | BAP | Cosby | G-Eazy | Russian Red | Martin Goldenbaum | Lary | Grace | Adrenaline Rush | Tom Gaebel | Seether | Laing | Mirel Wagner | Kovacs | Robby Maria | Miss Bex | Spencer | Bam And Mr.Dero | Kopek | Nervous Nellie | Dee Dee Bridgewater | Alice Cooper | Juli | Adam Cohen | Nihils | James Francis Gill | Unheilig | Nico And Vinz | Hozier | Jamie N Commons | Vegas | Maraaya | Wretch 32 | Mrs. Greenbird | Till Broenner | NazB | SerGIO Fertitta | Sharron Levy | Tony Allen | Atari Teenage Riot | The Avener | Colbie Caillat | Conchita Wurst | Colbie Smashing Satellites | Max Raabe and Palast Orchester | Matt Simons | Cazzette | Mynga feat. Cosmo Klein | Rhonda | Josef Salvat | Acollective | From Kid | Alexa Feser | Wyclef Jean | C.J.Ramone | Monsterheart | OMI | David Pfeffer | Valentine | Dillon Cooper | Ex Cops | Nneka | Swiss & Die Andern | La Confianza | Tune Circus | I Prevail | SomeKindaWonderful | Graziella Schazad | Beyond The Black | Philip George | Years & Years | Hardwell | Calvin Harris | Charlie Winston | Emin | Olympique | Europe | Neonschwarz | Stefanie Heinzmann | Karen Harding | Christine & The Queens | Pentatones | Kafka Tamura | B.O.X.E.R. | Death Team | Madeon | Lindsey Stirling | Imagine Dragons | Shake Shake Go | Anti Social Media | Nightwish | Ellie Goulding | Morgan James | Torres | The Sinful Saints | The Legendary Tigerman | Robert Redweik | Pool | Tagtraeumer | Andreas Moe | Wunderkynd | SuperScum | Madonna | Martin Luke Brown | Faith Evans | MIA | Alesso | Coeur de Pirate | Lena | Francesca Belmonte | Loic Nottet | Mans Zelmerloew | Alesso | Sarah Connor | Taylor Swift | Aminata | Phela | Tove Styrke | Rihanna | Cold Creek County | Greg Holden | Hurts | The Rolling Stones | L`aupaire | Bob Spring | Cheryl Green | Delta Rae | Disclosure | Lions Head | David Zowie | Tobey Lucas | Seth Sentry | Thirteen Days | Carly Rae Jepsen | U2 | Namika | Osvaldo Supino | Joe Stone | Lizz Wright | Niila | Bryan Adams | Stevans | Matteo Capreoli | Sido | Justin Bieber | James Bay | The Weeknd | Helen Schneider | Louane Emera | Troye Sivan | Kelvin Jones | David Garrett | Gin Wigmore | Selena Gomez | Ewig | Mumiy Troll | The Common Linnets | Eros Ramazzotti | Yelawolf | Demi Lovato | Mary J. Blige | Shana Pearson | Felix Jaehn | Katy Perry | Andrea Bocelli | Take That | Ariana Grande | Chase & Status | Herbert Groenemeyer | Keith Richards | Gwen Stefani | Findlay | Neil Thomas | Jack Garratt | The Libertines | Rod Stewart | Seinabo Sey | Shawn Mendes | Kendrick Lamar | Leona Lewis | Lumaraa | Schiller | Mylene Farmer | 5 Seconds Of Summer | Elton John | Fall Out Boy | Drake | Set Mo | Pristine | Nisse | Yates | Black Stone Cherry | Ronan Keating | The 1975 | Larkin Poe | Topic | Kygo | Zayn Malik | Jonas Blue | Alessia Cara | The Chainsmokers | Fleur East | All Saints | The Souls | Killerpilze | Max Giesinger | Mark Forster | AaRon | Tegan and Sara | Billy | Ollie Gabriel | Lucas Newman | Little Mix | Moderat | Black Coffee | DJ BoBo | Meghan Trainor | Enrique Iglesias | Adele | Delle | Alan Walker | Axwel & Ingrosso | Alicia Keys | Justin Timberlake | Felix Jaehn & Herbert Grönemeyer | Lamiya Slimani | Rick Astley | Britney Spears | Tom Odell | Eagulls | Johannes Oerding | Calvin Harris & Rihanna | Beyonce | The Beauty Of Gemina | Zucchero | Fergie | Zara Larsson | Silbermond | Jennifer Rostock | Mike Posner | Brooke Candy | The Lumineers | Annisokay | G-Easy & Jeremih | Jennifer Lopez | Flight Brigade | Jacob Whiteside | Pitbull | Usher | Bon Jovi | Sia | Izzy Bizu | Gavin DeGraw | M.I.A. | Norma Jean Martine | Laith Al-Deen | Daya | Fifth Harmony | Kings of Leon. | Lukas Rieger | Philipp Poisel | Beck | Rebecca Ferguson. | Ricky Martin | Metallica | Lady Gaga | Robbie Williams | Juicy J & Kanye West | Rag N Bone Man | Sting | Solange Knowles | Thornsteinn Einarsson | Katie Melua | Maroon 5 | Louis Berry | John Legend | The Chemical Brothers | James Arthur | Poets Of The Fall | Stefflon Don | The Legendary | Major Lazer | Afrob | Fickle Friends | Pillath | Alma | LaBrassBanda | Luke Christopher | Estikay | Von Welt | Sigala | Melanie C | Big Sean | Yasutaka Nakata | Dave | Shy Luv | Jamiroquai | Martin Garrix | Snakeships & MO | Louka | Depeche Mode | Pohlmann | Levina | Amanda | LCAW | The Bloom | Marco Mengoni and Grace Capristo | Tokio Hotel | Peter Maffay | Highly Suspect | Kenay | Max Prosa | Matthias Reim | DJ Khaled | Elle King | Future | Lotte | Kyles Tolone | Kasabian | Faber | Stargate | Joey Badass | Gretta Ray | Sameday Records | Beth Ditto | Falco | Quinn Sullivan | John Mayer | Nico Santos & The Broiler | Little Dragon | Joel Brandenstein | Jennifer Hudson | Noah Cyrus | Nothing But Thieves | Harry Styles | Shakira | Miley Cyrus | Olli Banjo | Foo Fighters | Camila Cabello | Roger Waters | Natalia Avelon | Naaz | Balbina | Martin Garrix & Troye Sivan | Kirstin Maldonado | Train | Kaiser Franz Josef | Michael Patrick Kelly | Arcade Fire | Big Boi | Wrabel | Pharrell Williams | AC DC | dePresno | Superfruit | Elles Bailey | Nick Jonas | Kesha | Jain | Russ | Casper | Kenny Wayne Shepherd | Culcha Candela | French Montana | SZA | Wunderwelt | Prinz Pi | The Gardener & The Tree | Shamans Harvest | Hare Squead | Jay Sean | T Pain | Wizkid | Elvis Presley | Black Country Communion | Khalid | Louis Tomlinson | Grace Carter | AJR | Declan McKenna | Tom Grennan | Benjamin Richter | Philipp Dittberner | The Shins | Grizzly Bear | Chris Brown | LCD Soundsystem | Pink | Jessy Martens | Joon Moon | Jonny Lang | Moses Pelham | The Script | Rick Ross | Rogers | Arch Enemy | Ace Tee

About StarStatements.com


 
 
Home  |  About StarStatements.com  |  Contact  |  Impressum  |  Press Releases  |  Newsflash  |  Terms and Conditions  |   Stars Login

© 2009 + ® 2011, Star Statements International – Celebrity Statement Worldwide 2017