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Friday, September 7, 2018

Northampton Jazz Workshop features NYC vocalist Jay Clayton


WHAT: Northampton Jazz Workshop features NYC vocalist Jay Clayton
WHEN: Tuesday, September 18th, 7:30 to 8:30PM followed by an open jazz jam session until 10:30 PM
WHERE: The City Sports Grille at Spare Time Northampton, 525 Pleasant St., Northampton

Our guest soloist this week is the inventive and always adventurous NYC vocalist Jay Clayton. Some of you may remember her from 5 years ago when she appeared at the Workshop along with tap dancer Brenda Bufalino. Jay has also taught in the area at Jazz In July and the VJC summer jazz camp for many years along with her good friend Sheila Jordan. Filling in for Jon on drums will be the great drummer George Schuller. Can't wait! Here's one of many glowing reviews of Jay's work:

“More than 20 years after her debut recording All Out, Clayton is still the most adventurous singer in jazz, a specialist in wordless improvisation who’s also expert in distending and finding new meanings in the melodies and lyrics of classic popular songs.”  Francis Davis, The Village Voice       http://jayclayton.com

Also, Jay will be teaching a vocal workshop at my house on Monday, September 17th from 7-9PM and there are still a few spaces open. She is a wonderful teacher of improvisation and finding your own voice. See attached flyer former details.

Upcoming Guest Artists:
9/18 - Jay Clayton on vocals with George Schuller on drums
9/25 - Claire Daly on baritone sax with George Schuller on drums
10/2  -  Houston Person on tenor with Jimmy Madison on drums: two shows; 7:30 and 9PM (no jam session)
10/9  -  Warren Chiasson on vibes with Jon Fisher on drums
10/16 - Michael Rabinowitz on bassoon
10/23 - Greg Abate on sax and flute
10/30 - Gary Smulyan on bari

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