Portrait of Gerald Clayton

Gerald Clayton signs with Blue Note Records, new live album to release in July

Four-time GRAMMY Award nominee and USC Thornton alum Gerald Clayton (BM ’07) signed with Blue Note Records earlier this year, and will release his first album with the label, Happening: Live at the Village Vanguard, on July 10. The album was recorded live at the Village Vanguard in New York City with a quintet of Clayton’s longtime collaborators.

“I hope this album can offer people a little bit of an escape from this isolation, that it transports them back to the time when we were all able to congregate and celebrate our shared love,” Clayton says.

Enjoy a preview of the album with the track “Rejuvination Agenda.”

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