Monday, January 11, 2010

Emory Annual Jazz Festival

Emory Annual Jazz Festival
Valentine’s Day Weekend Feb. 11-13

Festival Features Grammy-winning Bassist John Clayton, Pianist Gary Motley, Drummer Herlin Riley and Free Emory Big Band Night performing at Emory University.


· CONCERT: Fri., Feb. 12, 8 p.m., John Clayton, bass, Gary Motley, piano and Herlin Riley, drums.

· FREE CONCERT: Sat., Feb. 13, 8 p.m. Big Band Night with Emory Big Band, Gary Motley, director, free.
FREE DEMONSTRATIONS: Clayton will be an Emory Coca-Cola Artist-in-Residence from 2/11-12. He will teach and perform in classes that will be free to the public for observation.

The Emory Annual Jazz Fest features an evening with seven-time Grammy nominated bassist, composer and conductor John Clayton, showcasing charismatic performing and provocative compositions that make Clayton a powerful presence in the jazz world. Clayton has collaborated with Queen Latifah, Quincy Jones, Gladys Knight and many others to infuse jazz across musical boundaries. In addition to jazz, Clayton’s broad musical interests also include the classical world in his role as Artistic Director of Jazz for the Los Angeles Philharmonic (1999-2001) and commissions by classical ensembles across the world. Clayton was a 2009 Joyce Award winner and received a $50,000 grant to support his creative work.
For more info, visit Emory University.


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