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DownBeat Magazine called pianist 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.

Clayton’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 Clayton www.jimclaytonjazz.com 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.

This evening’s stellar JIM CLAYTON TRIO also features outstanding jazz masters PETER TELFORD on bass and ADAM WARNER on drums, entertaining in the up-close-and-personal ambience of The Home Smith Bar.