Today I am overjoyed to be arts calling Jim Clayton!
About our Guest, Jim Clayton (https://jimclaytonjazz.com):
DownBeat Magazine called Jim Clayton’s music “warm and happy… tender and soulful.” He calls it a blend of bebop and New Orleans, the city he considers a second home. His repertoire is a mix of jazz standards, reimagined pop classics, and his own memorable writing.
Jim’s last two albums, Lenny Jumps In (2016) and Songs My Daughter Knows (2014) landed on the jazz radio charts in both Canada and the USA. He won three national awards with recording act The Clayton/Scott Group, and his music has been heard internationally on radio, in film, and on television (including Dateline NBC, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, and MTV).
Jim spent a decade as a music director with acclaimed theatre company The Second City, entertaining audiences around the globe, from ex-pats in Asia to our troops in Bosnia. He began streaming nightly performances at the start of the pandemic; after over 500 online shows, Jim’s garnered 30,000 new online followers.
Toronto Star: https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/music/2021/09/14/toronto-jazz-musician-jim-clayton-turned-a-personal-facebook-following-of-250-into-an-international-audience-of-more-than-30000-during-the-pandemic.html
Thanks so much for taking the time to share some incredible stories, Jim!
All the best and thanks for the music!
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Go make a dent: much love,