GERALD CLEAVER

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Born May 4, 1963 and raised in Detroit, Gerald Cleaver is a product of the city’s rich music tradition. Inspired by his father, drummer John Cleaver, he began playing the drums at an early age. He also played violin in elementary school, and trumpet in junior high school and high school. As a teenager he gained invaluable experience playing with Detroit jazz masters Ali Muhammad Jackson, Lamont Hamilton, Earl Van Riper, and Pancho Hagood. While attending the University of Michigan as a music education major, he was awarded a Jazz Study Grant, from the National Endowment for the Arts, to study with drummer Victor Lewis. He graduated in 1992 and began teaching in Detroit where he worked with Rodney Whitaker, A. Spencer Barefield, Marcus Belgrave, Donald Walden, Wendell Harrison, and with visiting musicians Hank Jones, Tommy Flanagan, Barry Harris, Kenny Burrell, Frank Foster, Cecil Bridgewater, Ray Bryant, Eddie Harris, Dennis read more...
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GERALD CLEAVER Gerald Cleaver, Veil Of Names ‎: Adjust album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Gerald Cleaver, Veil Of Names ‎: Adjust
Avant-Garde Jazz 2001
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Gerald Cleaver's Detroit
Post Bop 2007
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Be It As I See It
21st Century Modern 2010

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Live at Firehouse 12
Post Bop 2019

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