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|Tampa Jazz Club and
USF School of Music Present:
The Monday Night Jazz Series
with the USF Jazz Ensemble 1
Monday November 13; 7:30 PM
USF Concert Hall
3735 USF Holly Drive
Tampa, FL 33620
One of the most dynamic figures in jazz, John Clayton, will
appear in the Monday Night Jazz Series at the USF Concert
Hall on November 13, leading the USF Jazz Ensemble in an
evening of his music for jazz orchestra. Monday Night Jazz,
now in its 22nd season, is a 5-concert series presented by
the USF School of Music and the Tampa Jazz Club.
Along with being a premiere jazz and classical bassist,
John Clayton is renowned as a composer/arranger, and for
decades as a leader of the Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
and the Clayton Brothers Quintet. Before those groups
began three decades ago, Clayton was bassist with the
Monty Alexander Trio and the Count Basie Orchestra in his
20’s, before spending five years as principal bassist with
the Amsterdam Philharmonic. The 9-time Grammy nominee
has written music for Dianna Krall, Joe Williams, Paul
McCartney, Queen Latifah and countless others.
One of the most in-demand jazz artists, John Clayton has in
recent weeks performed at festivals ranging from
Monterey to Quebec to Johannesburg, and in September
conducted an all-star tribute to Quincy Jones at the
Hollywood Bowl. The concert with the Jazz Ensemble I will
be a return visit for Clayton, as he was featured at the first
USF Jazz Symposium, in 2006. And some will remember that
he was the arranger of the unforgettable performance of
the Star Spangled Banner, by Whitney Houston with The
Florida Orchestra at Super Bowl XXV in Tampa in 1991 –
released as a single, the record went platinum!
Monday Night Jazz also includes a master class, and the
opportunity for ensemble members to work closely with the
guest artist, and John Clayton spent more than 20 years on
the faculty of USC in Los Angeles. The top-flight students
who make up USF’s Jazz Ensemble I look forward to
welcoming you to A Swingin’ Affair!
Monday Night Jazz is presented by the USF Music
Department and the Tampa Jazz Club, with sponsors WUSF,
89.7 and Stonewood Grill in New Tampa.