Make a reservation for this show.The Clayton Brothers WebsiteThe Clayton LIVEThe Clayton Brothers TwitterThe Clayton Brothers FacebookThe Clayton Brothers LIVEThe Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley welcomes jazz quintet The Clayton Brothers CD release performance in support of their new project, The Gathering. Band members are John Clayton (bass), Jeff Clayton (sax), Gerald Clayton (piano), Terrell Stafford (trumpet), and Obed Calvaire (drums). Show times Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30pm. Doors at 6pm Tuesday and 5:30pm Wednesday.John and Jeff Clayton prove conclusively that while blood may be thicker than water, it can also carry an unimpeded flow of pure creativity.Their Grammy© nominated quintet, The Clayton Brothers, was originally founded in 1977, and while their paths would sometimes diverge, the brothers continued to share a common musical vision that would draw them back together. Their collaboration demonstrates a unique musical vision and swing, as well as surprises, delights and the kind of musical telepathy that could only come from tuned-in siblings. Their last two albums, Brother to Brother (2009) and The New Song and Dance (2010). were nominated for Grammy© awards for Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group.A Grammy©‐award winning artist, John Clayton gained prominence as a bassist in both the jazz and classical fields. He served as the Artistic Director of Jazz for the Los Angeles Philharmonic from 1998 through 2001. His serious study of the double bass began at age 16 under the tutelage of Ray Brown. He held the principal bass chair in the Amsterdam Philharmonic Orchestra for more than five years. He is a composer/arranger/conductor, who counts among his mentors Robert Farnon, Count Basie, Johnny Mandel, Henry Mancini, and Quincy Jones. He has played with and/or written and arranged music for Milt Jackson, Nancy Wilson, Ray Brown, Regina Carter, McCoy Tyner, Carmen McRae, Quincy Jones, Diana Krall, Kurt Elling, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Gladys Knight, Natalie Cole, Michael Buble' and many others.Reed player Jeff Clayton began his career as both a touring and studio musician. He recorded important albums with, among others, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, Kenny Rogers, Michael Jackson, Patti Labelle, Earth Wind & Fire, and soloed on Madonna's recording "Back in Business." As a jazz musician, he has worked with Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Ella Fitzgerald, Woody Harmon, Lionel Hampton, Lena Horne, McCoy Toner, Dee Dee Bridgewater and many others.Currently, the quintet also consists of John's son, Gerald Clayton, just signed to Concord Records on piano (also Grammy© nominated) and Obed Calvaire on drums. Terell Stafford, a highly regarded trumpeter and bandleader in his own right, is also a member of the quintet.