Clayton Brothers Nominated For Grammy
The Clayton Brothers (John and Jeff) were recently nominated for a Grammy in the category of “Best Instrumental Composition” at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards. Their newest project, an album entitled The New Song and Dance, is the Clayton Brothers Quintet’s second fan-funded recording from ArtistShare featuring Terell Stafford – trumpet, Jeff Clayton – saxophone, Gerald Clayton – piano, John Clayton – bass, and Obed Calviare – drums. A very talented group in many respects, keep an eye on
these guys, as we believe their best is still yet to come.
Whether it has been listening to dance music, playing dance music or just plain-old dancing, the Clayton Brothers have done it all. In their newest project, John and Jeff Clayton are giving music fans a new “twist” to the dance music they’ve come to love and recognize.
Preview a tune from the album and video from the project here! In this second ArtistShare fan-funded project, The Clayton Brothers will be allowing fans to watch the recording come to life with exclusive rehearsal pictures, videos, interviews, sheet music and much more.
The Clayton Brothers is the brain child of saxophonist Jefferey (Jeff) Clayton. According to Jeff, some 30 years ago he and brother, Grammy Award winning bassist John Clayton agreed to support each other’s preferred formats. Jeff’s love of small groups lead to formation of the Clayton Brothers Quintet. John’s love for big bands led to formation of the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra with legendary drummer Jeff Hamilton, of which brother Jeffery is a part. The current roster of the Clayton Bothers Quintet includes brothers Jeff and John, along with John’s son Gerald Clayton (piano), Obed Calvaire pay someone write my paper (drums) and Terell Stafford (trumpet). The band’s latest album Brother to Brother was released in November 2008.