Blizzard be damned! Tonight, I’ll be at the Village Vanguard to help put together WBGO‘s live broadcast of the Gerald Clayton Trio — featuring Joe Sanders on bass and Justin Brown on drums — at 9 pm . If you’re snowed in (or just far away) you can check it out on our live audio/video stream and chat about the performance with yours truly, as well as Josh Jackson and Patrick Jarenwattananon.
I have raved about Clayton before, and I’m excited to see him in action leading a trio. The scary thing is that the guy is making his debut at the Vanguard at age 25 … the same age as me. We actually attended the same high school summer jazz camp together (along with fellow jazz wunderkind Aaron Parks) way back in 2002. I may not have followed the same path as he did, but at least mine will lead me to hear him play tonight!