Izzy Asper Jazz Performances: The Clayton Brothers Quintet
Inspired by the late Izzy Asper, the Izzy Asper Jazz Performances was the first arts program presented by the Asper Foundation and the Rady JCC. This long-time series is a mainstay of the Rady JCC arts programming which brings world-class jazz entertainment to the Berney Theatre.
Each season presents world-class line-ups of entertainment that is enjoyed by audience members across the board. This established musical series maintains its reputation of presenting some of the best in Jazz entertainment in Winnipeg each year.
Grammy-winning bassist/composer/conductor John Clayton is one of the most in demand jazz musicians in North America. A master of swingin’ straight ahead groove, John returns to our stage for the third time with his superb quintet featuring his equally famous brother Jeff on saxophone, gifted son Gerald on piano, and trumpet virtuoso Terrell Stafford. Besides stints as Artistic Director of Jazz for the prestigious Los Angeles Philharmonic and arranger/composer for the stars (Diana Krall and others), Clayton leads the acclaimed Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra. His last visit brought down the house. We’re thrilled to have him back!