Summer Jazz Lunch- John Clayton, Jeff Hamilton, Graham Dechter
DESCRIPTION John Clayton is a natural-born multi-tasker, excelling as a composer, arranger, conductor, producer, educator and, yes, extraordinary bassist. 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.
Originality is what Jeff Hamilton brings to the groups he performs with and is one of the reasons he is in constant demand. In addition to performing with his trio and co-leading The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Jeff is on nearly 200 recordings with artists such as Natalie Cole, Diana Krall, Rosemary Clooney, Barbra Streisand, Mel Torme, George Shearing and more.
Guitarist Graham Dechter is one of the most important young players on the jazz scene. He is currently featured with The Eliane Elias Quartet and The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra. His two releases as a leader, Right on Time and Takin’ It There are critically acclaimed.