JazzFest History

Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra

Born: Los Angeles, California

"When I was 16, I studied with Ray Brown. Milt Jackson was like an uncle to me at 17. Their music was extremely deep and serious, yet they had no problem allowing the joy that they were deriving from it to be expressed on their faces and in their body language."

- John Clayton

From the JazzFest Program Biography:

Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra Program Bio