Gerald Clayton, René Marie & Friends

Date: February 3rd, 2018
Venue: Koerner Hall

On February 3rd, Koerner Hall welcomes back four-time Grammy Award nominated pianist and composer, Gerald Clayton! Searching for honest expression in every note played, his music is a celebration of the inherent differences in musical perspectives that promote true artistic synergy.

Clayton will share the evening with vocalist René Marie who’s daring makes her one of America’s most interesting and compelling artists.

The New York Times says that Gerald Clayton “has proved himself one of the standout jazz pianists of his generation, possessed of silvery technique and an intent but relaxed way with a phrase.” Expansion has become part of Clayton’s artistic identity. Inclusive sensibilities have allowed Gerald Clayton to perform and record with such distinctive artists as Diana Krall, Roy Hargrove, John Scofield, Terri Lyne Carrington, Avishai Cohen, Dianne Reeves and more!

The Wall Street Journal has said “René Marie is sexy. Funny. Theatrical. Outrageous. Highly political. Worldly and yet uniquely American. Also hip and swinging.” In addition to her daring, René Marie’s influences make her one of America’s most interesting and compelling artists. Her style incorporate a distinctly American mélange of jazz, soul, blues, folk and gospel; and an innate theatrical ability to interpret a song deeply and live its truth.

Gerald Clayton, René Marie & Friends, February 3rd at Koerner Hall – for tickets and info visit: rcmusic.com/performance