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Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra

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The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra is unusual for the reason that they have three leaders: drummer Jeff Hamilton, altoist Jeff Clayton, and bassist John Clayton. While Hamilton (that has performed frequently with Oscar Peterson, Ray Dark brown, Monty Alexander, Gene Harris, as well as the L.A. Four) actually drives the music group, and Jeff Clayton (whose audio is motivated by Cannonball Adderley) is among the orchestra’s best soloists, it really is John Clayton’s colourful and unpredictable preparations that basically give this big music group its own character. Furthermore, Clayton (who was simply formerly with Count number Basie) is an extremely talented soloist, particularly if bowing. The swinging orchestra, filled up with top LA players (including such soloists as Rickey Woodard, Charlie Owens, Bobby Bryant, Snooky Youthful, Oscar Brashear, George Bohanon, Thurman Green, and Costs Cunliffe) can take its with every other big music group from the ’90s and 2000s, as proven on its two Capri models (Groove Store and Core) and its own Lake Street discharge Absolutely.

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Full Name Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
Music Songs Squatty Roo, Shout Me Out, Groove Shop, I Be Serious 'Bout Dem Blues, Jody Grind, Soupbone, Jazz Party, Plunger Mute Syndrome, Blues Blower's Blues, Night Train, I Love Being Here with You, 15 Minutes Late, Easy Money, Raincheck, Nice to Meet You, Brush This, Silver Celebration, Come Sunday, Mood Indigo, Little Old Lady, Yellow Flowers After, Hat's Dance, The Jug and I, One for Horace Tapscott, Barbara's Rose, Everything Has Changed, Melt Away/A Time for Love, On the Sunny Side of the Street, Time After Time, Captain Bill, River's Invitation, Goodbye Portpie Hat
Albums Live at MCG, The L.A. Treasures Project, Dear Mr. Sinatra, Groove Shop, Shout Me Out!, Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra - Live at MCG, Heart and Soul, Absolutely!
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album


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#Fact
1 Mother of China Moses and Tulani Bridgewater.
2 Won Broadway's 1975 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Musical) for playing Glinda in "The Wiz."
3 Raised Catholic, as a child Dee Dee thought for a time about becoming a nun.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Zero Gravity Live 2016 Video
Tous à l'Ouest: Une aventure de Lucky Luke 2007 Molly (voice)
It's Not About Love 1998 TV Movie La femme au verre de lait
Falstaff on the Moon 1993 Short
Highlander 1993 TV Series Carolyn
The Brother from Another Planet 1984 Malverne Davis
Night Partners 1983 TV Movie Gloria
Another Life 1981 TV Series Samantha Marshall (1982)
Benson 1980 TV Series Michelle
The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh 1979 Brandy
The Wiz 1978 Video Glinda, the Good Witch of the South
Everybody Rides the Carousel 1975 Stage 7 (voice, as Deedee Bridgewater)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Elsa & Fred 2014 performer: "Step 1"
Monster-in-Law 2005 performer: "Into My Soul"
La vengeance d'une blonde 1994 performer: "People and Places"
Présumé dangereux 1990 performer: "TURNING ROUND"
The Brother from Another Planet 1984 performer: "Getaway", "Boss of the Block"
Coffy 1973 performer: "Coffy Baby", "Coffy Is The Color Main Title" - as Denise Bridgewater

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Try This One for Size 1989 music performer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I Go Back Home: Jimmy Scott 2016 Documentary thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tavis Smiley 2010-2016 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
Jazz at the White House 2016 TV Special Herself - Performer
Billie Holiday: A Sensation 2015 TV Movie documentary Herself
International Jazz Day 2015 Herself
Soul Power! 2013 TV Series documentary Herself, vocalist
Na plovárne 2011 TV Series Herself
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards 2011 TV Special Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2010 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
La nit al dia 2008 TV Series Herself
Thé ou café 2002-2007 TV Series Herself
Play Your Own Thing: A Story of Jazz in Europe 2006 Documentary Herself
Arrêt spectacles 2005 TV Series Herself
20h10 pétantes 2005 TV Series Herself
On a tout essayé 2002-2005 TV Series Herself
Det store juleshow 2004 TV Special Herself - Performer
Tout le monde en parle 2002 TV Series Herself
Im Herzen des Lichts - Die Nacht der Primadonnen 2002 TV Movie documentary Herself
The 43rd Annual Grammy Awards 2001 TV Special Herself
Les victoires de la musique classique 2001 TV Series Herself - Co-Host
Vivement dimanche 2000 TV Series Herself
Crossroads 1999 TV Movie documentary Host
Fort Boyard 1998 TV Series Herself - Guest
Les enfants de l'Olympia 1997 TV Movie Herself
Kennedy Center's 25th Anniversary 1996 TV Special Herself
Vincent à l'heure 1995 TV Series Herself
La nuit des Molières 1995 TV Series documentary Herself
Victoires de la musique 1995 TV Series Herself
Nulle part ailleurs 1995 TV Series Herself
Great Performances 1994 TV Series Herself
Champs-Elysées 1990 TV Series Herself
Télé Caroline 1990 TV Series Herself
Àngel Casas Show 1987 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
The Mike Douglas Show 1975-1979 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself - Jazz Vocalist / Herself - Actress
Soul Train 1976 TV Series documentary Herself
Dinah! 1976 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 29th Annual Tony Awards 1975 TV Special Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Smoothie 1992 Documentary Herself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Jazz Album · Irvin Mayfield
· New Orleans Jazz Orchestra


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#Quote
1 [on New Orleans] Everytime I go there I lose myself. I feel like I'm in some otherworldly place. It doesn't even feel like it's connected with the United States. It's it's own little planet and it's got its own little orb.

#Trademark
1 Bald head

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