The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra has a unique sound and style that has kept it a favorite, both in America and abroad. Once named “The Best Big Band in America” by Downbeat Magazine, they remain a favorite among audiences. The band has performed and recorded with stellar artists such as Nancy Wilson, DeeDee Bridgewater, Charles Aznavour, Diana Krall, John Pizzarelli, Leon Russell and others and has been nominated for a Grammy award several times.
Cécile McLorin Salvant is a young, award winning vocalist whose extraordinary voice gives the jazz world a new and fresh outlook. Rarely are we able to hear such mastery in the vocal world.
We are excited about this first-ever pairing of the CHJO with
Cécile McLorin Salvant as special guest. John Clayton is creating arrangements for the band and Cécile especially for this tour.