Gerald Clayton http://redriverradio.org en Savannah Music Festival: Piano Showdown Part Two http://redriverradio.org/post/savannah-music-festival-piano-showdown-part-two-1 <div><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Thursday, January 30 at 8 p.m.&nbsp;</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When new styles of American music began to emerge at the end of the </span>19th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> century, the primary instrument at the center of these creations was the piano. Virtuosos such as ragtime stylist Scott Joplin created works like the "Maple Leaf Rag" that would sell over a million copies of sheet music alone. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 02:00:00 +0000 39482 at http://redriverradio.org Savannah Music Festival: Piano Showdown Part Two Savannah Music Festival: Piano Showdown Part One http://redriverradio.org/post/savannah-music-festival-piano-showdown-part-one-0 <div><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Thursday, January 23 at 8 p.m.&nbsp;</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The piano has been an integral part of the jazz idiom since its inception. Due to its combined melodic, harmonic and rhythmic possibilities, it has been the one instrument that allowed the greatest jazz players to use their creativity to address all of these elements of musical style simultaneously. This episode of </span>SMF<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Live features the first half of Piano Showdown 2010, with New Orleans powerhouse Henry Butler, the encyclopedic Dick </span>Hyman<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the </span>virtuosic<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Marcus Roberts and one of the most talented players of the younger generation, 25 year-old Gerald Clayton.</span></div><p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 02:00:00 +0000 39011 at http://redriverradio.org Savannah Music Festival: Piano Showdown Part One Savannah Music Festival: Gerald Clayton, Part Two http://redriverradio.org/post/savannah-music-festival-gerald-clayton-part-two <p><strong>Airs Thursday, September 6 at 8:00 p.m. </strong>At the quarter century mark in age, jazz pianist Gerald Clayton has staked a claim in the music by sticking to his mantra that tradition and innovation can peacefully coexist. But with Gerald at the keyboard, this coexistence is often anything but peaceful. Dodging early pressures to emerge as a prodigy, Gerald instead honed his talents and his resolve to ensure that the next generation is never lacking for intricate and swinging performances that are steeped in tradition, while always facing the future. Tune in to listen to Gerald Clayton's solo performance at the 2010 Savannah Music Festival. Fri, 07 Sep 2012 01:00:00 +0000 Rob Gibson 16643 at http://redriverradio.org Savannah Music Festival: Gerald Clayton, Part Two Savannah Music Festival: The Gerald Clayton Trio http://redriverradio.org/post/savannah-music-festival-gerald-clayton-trio <p><strong>Airs Thursday, July 12 at 8:00 p.m.&nbsp; </strong>Tune in to this episode to hear one of the most exciting young pianist in jazz, Gerald Clayton, performing with Hareesh Ragovan on bass and Justin Brown on drums at the 2010 Savannah Music Festival. The most common piano trio format in jazz has usually included a pianist, a bassist and a drummer. Communication between these three players is built around the talents they have amassed through extensive training, so that their reflexes are to the point where the music takes over on the bandstand. Fri, 13 Jul 2012 01:00:00 +0000 Bill Beckett 13863 at http://redriverradio.org Savannah Music Festival: The Gerald Clayton Trio