Airs Thursday, September 6 at 8:00 p.m. 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.
Airs Thursday, July 12 at 8:00 p.m. 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.