Centrum is honored to have John Clayton as our Artistic Director for Jazz. John was Artistic Director of Jazz for the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the
Hollywood Bowl from 1999–2001. He has written, performed, and arranged
music for Diana Krall, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Natalie Cole, Milt Jackson,
Nancy Wilson, Quincy Jones, George Benson, Dr. John, and others. He
co-leads the Clayton Brothers Quintet with his brother, saxophonist
Jeff Clayton, and the brothers lead the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
with drummer Jeff Hamilton. He is Artistic Director of the Vail Jazz
Workshop and teaches at USC.