General Public: $20 Wisconsin Union Member: $16 UW-Madison Faculty & Staff: $16 Student (any): $16 Family Price: $14 UW-Madison Student (with ID): $10 Youth: Family Savings Event! $14 with purchase of adult ticket - limit 2 youth tickets per adult ticket. Youth tickets must be purchased at the same time as the adult tickets and are valid for youths 6-18 years old. Age verified at door.
About the Artists
The Gerald Clayton trio, comprised of Gerald Clayton, piano, Justin Brown, drums, and Joe Sander, bass, released their debut album, Two-Shade, in 2009 after touring Europe and the United States. The album was nominated for the Best Jazz Instrumental Album Grammy and Clayton was nominated in the Best Improvised Jazz Solo Category.
One of the youngest jazz prodigies of his generation, Gerald Clayton grew up mainly in Los Angeles with a musical family that includes his father, bassist/composer John Clayton, and uncle, saxophonist Jeff Clayton. At the age of six Gerald began studying classical piano before enrolling in the Jazz Studies program at the University of Southern California. His dynamic and award-winning sound has been praised in print by Jazz Times and the Los Angeles Times. The New York Times has saluted his “Oscar Peterson-like style” and “huge, authoritative presence” and Down Beat Magazine’s 2008 Readers’ Poll named him one of the top up-and-coming pianists to watch. As a composer, his work has been commissioned by the Jazz Gallery in New York City and performed overseas by the BBC Orchestra.
Music Links, News, Reviews & More
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SPONSORS: The Theater Season is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Wisconsin Union Theater Endowment Fund.