John Clayton Jazz


Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra/Los Angeles Master Chorale
Sat Jun 10th 2:00pm/Sun Jun 11th 7:00pm
Walt Disney Concert Hall111 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA map

Duke Ellington and Mary Lou Williams were giants of jazz who never stopped searching for new means of expression. Inspired by their faith, both created major sacred choral works that grew out of the African American church tradition and pushed against the boundaries of both sacred music and jazz. Bassist, composer, arranger and producer, John Clayton, formerly principal bassist with the Amsterdam Philharmonic and co-founder of the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, premieres his new work backed by Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, his powerful 19-piece band. This concert is a celebration of distinctive music created by three American originals.

DUKE ELLINGTON Music from the Sacred Concerts

MARY LOU WILLIAMS Music from Mary Lou’s Mass
JOHN CLAYTON World Premiere
ARTISTSGrant Gershon, conductor
John Clayton, conductor
Carmen Lundy, soloist
John Holiday, soloist
Daniel Rich, soloist
Reenah Golden, lyricist
Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
80 singers

RUN TIME: 110 minutes with intermission

COVID-19 SAFETY: Our COVID-19 policy is available here. We expect our policy to change as advice and guidelines from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health change; please check our policy page before attending this concert to ensure you are up to date on our requirements. If you cannot meet them, and have already purchased tickets, we will offer an exchange or refund.

Saturday, June 10 at 1 pm
Sunday, June 11 at 6 pm
With Jennifer Miller and Grant Gershon