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The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra

Band, *1985
Jazz

John Clayton, Jeff Hamilton, and Jeff Clayton (John's brother) brought together a group of Los Angeles-based musicians in 1985 and formed the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra (CHJO). Reviewers and fans loved the big band, and the orchestra's first recording, Groove Shop (Capri), earned a Grammy Award nomination. CD Review named it one of the best recordings of 1990. David Badham of Jazz Journal International said "This is one of the finest modern big band issues I've heard." The orchestra has continued to earn critical acclaim.

        
Members
PortraitJeff Hamilton
dr *1953 US
PortraitJohn Clayton
b *1952 US
PortraitOscar Brashear
tr *1944 US
PortraitGeorge Bohanon
tb *1960 US
PortraitIsaac Smith
tb US
PortraitBobby Bryant
tr 1934-1998 US
PortraitCharles Owens
ts, cl, as *1939 US
PortraitThurman Green
tb 1940-1997 US
PortraitWilliam Green
sax 1925-1996 US
PortraitMaurice Spears
tb US
PortraitJeff Clayton
as, fl *1954 US
PortraitIra Nepus
tb
PortraitRickey Woodard
ts, cl *1956 US
PortraitKeith Fiddmont
as, cl
PortraitClay Jenkins
tr *1964 US
PortraitBijon Watson
tr, voc
PortraitKye Palmer
tr *1962 US
PortraitLee Callet
bs, bcl
PortraitChristoph Luty
b US
PortraitBill Cunliffe
p
PortraitJim Hershman
g
PortraitBobby Rodriguez
tr US
Herb Mickman
b, cb

Band Membership
Discography


Title Artist Year Type
The L.A. Treasures ProjectErnie Andrews, Barbara Morrison, The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra2014Album
Everything Has Changed (Imaani's Song)Trijntje Oosterhuis Feat. The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra2011Album
Sundays In New YorkTrijntje Oosterhuis Feat. The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra2011Single
Sundays In New YorkTrijntje Oosterhuis Featuring The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra2011Album
Charles Aznavour & The Clayton Hamilton Jazz OrchestraCharles Aznavour & The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra2009Album
Dear Mr. SinatraJohn Pizzarelli With The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra2006Album
Christmas SongsDiana Krall Featuring The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra2005Album
Live at MCGThe Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra2005Album
Shout Me Out!The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra2000Album
Explosive!Milt Jackson Meets The The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra1999Album
Absolutely!The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra1994Album
Heart And SoulThe Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra1991Album
Groove ShopThe Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra1990Album
Groove ShopThe Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra1990Album
Boogie DownErnestine Anderson With The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra1990Album
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To all the music fans that are contributing on Discogs, MusicBrainz and Wikipedia. Thanks to Franz Flückiger for providing Storygram used to visualize band membership and together with Stefan Guggisberg for the visual data mining application ArtistAnalytics.
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