John Clayton Jazz

Herb Alpert’s Vibrato Grill & Jazz Presents: The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra

Thursday, February 3, 2022 at 7:00pm


The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra: The unique sounds of the CHJO are both swinging and sophisticated!


John Clayton, Jeff Hamilton and Jeff Clayton founded the CHJO in 1986. The two young men, John and Jeff Hamilton, had played together with Monty Alexander then gone their separate ways, reuniting in Los Angeles to found the band. Brother Jeff Clayton, who had been living and working in Los Angeles all along, came on board to help put the band together. John explains, “He knew all the best players in the city and how compatible they were musically and personality-wise.” It’s all about the music and camaraderie. In addition to technical instrumental prowess & excellent jazzmanship, the primary criteria for choosing band members is dedication. The love of the music and love of the ‘band-family’ must be the motivation & anyone who thinks this is just a gig need not apply.


Los Angeles Municipal Code now requires proof of full vaccination with a COVID-19 vaccine to enter certain indoor public locations, large events, and city buildings. Per the City of LA, proof of vaccination OR a negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours of your reservation is required to enter & each patron will need to be cross checked with Photo ID. We also accept CLEAR’s digital vaccine card as proof of vaccination. Download the CLEAR app to create yours.