JAY CLAYTON

Vocal Jazz / Exotica • United States
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More than 20 years after [her debut recording] All Out, Clayton is still the most adventurous singer in jazz, a specialist in wordless improvisation who’s also expert in distending and finding new meanings in the melodies and lyrics of classic popular song. Francis Davis, The Village Voice, July 14, 2004

Jay Clayton is an internationally acclaimed vocalist, composer, and educator, whose work boldly spans the terrain between jazz and new music. Clayton’s pioneering vocal explorations placed her at the forefront of the free jazz movement and loft scene in the 1970s, where she counted among the first singers to incorporate poetry and electronics into her improvisations. She formed a long-term association with renowned minimalist composer Steve Reich.

With more that 40 recordings to her credit, Clayton has appeared alongside such formidable artists as Muhal Richard Abrams, Kirk Nurock, Stanley Cowell, Lee Konitz, and Fred Hersch, as well as fellow vocalists Jeanne Lee, Norma
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JAY CLAYTON All-Out album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
All-Out
Vocal Jazz 1981
JAY CLAYTON Tito's Acid Trip(with Jim Knapp Collective) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tito's Acid Trip(with Jim Knapp Collective)
Vocal Jazz 1995
JAY CLAYTON Circle Dancing album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Circle Dancing
Vocal Jazz 1998
JAY CLAYTON Sound Songs album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sound Songs
Vocal Jazz 2001
JAY CLAYTON Brooklyn 2000 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Brooklyn 2000
Vocal Jazz 2001
JAY CLAYTON The Peace Of Wild Things album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Peace Of Wild Things
Vocal Jazz 2008
JAY CLAYTON In And Out Of Love album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In And Out Of Love
Vocal Jazz 2010
JAY CLAYTON Harry Who? (A Tribute To Harry Warren) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Harry Who? (A Tribute To Harry Warren)
Vocal Jazz 2013
JAY CLAYTON Jay Clayton / John Lindberg : As Tears Go By & Some More Songs album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jay Clayton / John Lindberg : As Tears Go By & Some More Songs
Exotica 2014
JAY CLAYTON Jay Clayton & Kirk Nurock : Unraveling Emily album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jay Clayton & Kirk Nurock : Unraveling Emily
Vocal Jazz 2017
JAY CLAYTON Jay Clayton & Jerry Granelli : Alone Together album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jay Clayton & Jerry Granelli : Alone Together
Vocal Jazz 2020

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JAY CLAYTON Vocal Summit: Conference Of The Birds album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Vocal Summit: Conference Of The Birds
Vocal Jazz 1990
JAY CLAYTON Live at Jazz Alley album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at Jazz Alley
Vocal Jazz 1995

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