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John Clayton/Gerald Clayton Friday, April 15 | 6:00 pm
Gelrad Clayton April 15
Jazz at LACMA celebrates the opening of its 20th season with Grammy Award winning bassist/composer/bandleader John Clayton and his son, pianist Gerald Clayton, a 2-time Grammy Award nominee. As a testament to John’s immense talent, he served as the Artistic Director of Jazz for the Los Angeles Philharmonic from 1999 through 2001 and has written for Diana Krall, DeeDee Bridgewater, Natalie Cole, Queen Latifah and many others. The New York Times has saluted Gerald’s “Oscar-Peterson like style” and “huge, authoritative presence” and Down Beat Magazine’s 2008 Readers’ Poll named him one of the top up-and-coming pianists to watch. BP Grand Entrance | Free, no reservations

David Arnay Trio Friday, April 22 | 6:00 pm
Internationally renowned pianist and composer David Arnay has performed at clubs and festivals around the globe ranging from The Palladium to Madison Square Garden to the Beacon Theater. A collaborator with such artists as Bennie Maupin, David Torn, Alphonso Johnson, and Phil Upchurch, Arnay also serves on the faculty at the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California. BP Grand Entrance | Free, no reservations

Denise Donatelli Friday, April 29 | 6:00 pm
Denise Donatelli photo Apr29
Vocalist Denise Donatelli’s latest recording When Lights are Low has received a 2011 Grammy nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album.  All About Jazz wrote, "…she is a jazz singer who belongs in the upper echelon of modern jazz vocalists." Donatelli continues to win audiences, performing at some of the country's leading jazz venues such as New York’s famed Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, Lincoln Center, The Salt Lake City International Jazz Festival, and the famous Lighthouse Cafe to name a few. BP Grand Entrance | Free, no reservations


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