Gerald Clayton - "White Cities," A Musical Tribute to Charles White

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February 14, 2025 | 7:30PM
Logan Center Performance Hall

Part of the UChicago Presents 2024/25 Jazz at the Logan Series, Full Season, Pick 4, Pick 6, and Pick 8 subscriptions.

Illustrious jazz pianist, composer, and 6-time GRAMMY nominee, Gerald Clayton, searches for honest expression in every note. From his acclaimed debut to his leadership at the Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour, Clayton's work reflects a commitment to artistic exploration. Rooted in the legacy of his father, bass player John Clayton, Gerald honors his musical ancestors while pushing boundaries. Clayton has performed and recorded side-by-side with distinctive artists like Diana Krall, Roy Hargrove, Dianne Reeves, Terence Blanchard, Ben Wendel, and saxophone legend Charles Lloyd.  

White Cities is co-presented by UChicago Presents, the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, the South Side Community Art Center and the Hyde Park Jazz Festival. Supported by the Logan Center Jazz Forever Fund, a gift of the Revada Foundation, and the Robert S. Guttman Family Charitable Fund. Presented in partnership with Chicago Jazz Magazine, DownBeat, Jazz Institute of Chicago, and WDCB 90.9 FM.
Music video by Gerald Clayton performing Peace Invocation. Blue Note Records; © 2022 UMG Recordings, Inc.