The Clayton Brothers quintet (John Clayton, Jeff Clayton, Terell Stafford, Gerald Clayton and Obed Calvaire) create music that reflects our love of this American art form as well …

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Blues on Parade – from the album “Back in the Swing of Things”

My brother, Jeff, was always asked by cute older ladies wearing hats with plastic fruit on …

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Last Stop – from the album, “Siblingity”

I had the Travel Day From Hell, which took me from Frankfurt (because the Berlin airport closed suddenly!) to Soul, Korrea (an …

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Entrez Vous – from the album, “Siblingity”

My brother wrote a haunting and beautiful melody. Whatever he was going through came out in this song and the poem that …

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Another one of my brother’s songs. This is an interesting song for me because it says it all in the title. It’s a bluesy melody with a bossa groove …

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This is the song that my brother wrote which works as a testament and clarion call for our love of swinging. The melody sounds that way to me. It …

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This is a song of my brother’s. I’m jealous of his compositions, I like them so much! 🙂  He told me that when he wrote this one, he was …

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On one of the Jazz Cruises that we did with the Clayton Brothers—probably around 2004, I fell in love with Dee Dee Bridgewater’s young son (why not fall in love …

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Gina is my daughter. I wrote this song as a reflection of her spirited energy. I wrote it in 2005. This was her last year as an undergrad at …

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