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Jay has gained worldwide attention as both performer and teacher. She has appeared at major venues including Lincoln Center, Sweet Basil, Town Hall, the Kennedy Center, Jazz Alley, and the North Sea and Montmartre Festivals. She has taught at Universitat fur Musik in Austria, Bud Shank Jazz Workshop, and at City College and the New School in New York City. She has co-taught with Sheila Jordan at the Vermont Jazz Workshop, Jazz in July in Mass., Banff Center in Canada and was on the jazz faculty of Cornish College of the Arts for 20 years. Her book, Sing Your Story: a Practical Guide for Learning and Teaching the Art of Jazz Singing, was published by Advance Music in 2001. Jay has performed and recorded throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe with leading jazz and new music artists including Muhal Richard Abrams, Steve Reich, Julian Priester, Stanley Cowell, Kirk Nurock, Gary Bartz, George Cables, Jane Ira Bloom, Jerry Granelli as well as with the a cappela group Vocal Summit; Urszula Dudziak, Bobby McFerrin, Jeanne Lee, Norma Winstone


Article: Interview

Cheryl Richards: Another Spring, Another Song

Read "Cheryl Richards: Another Spring, Another Song" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

It can be hard to find new things to say in old songs, but after many years of singing the standards, some singers are still able to discover the secret of a song. Cheryl Richards is a shining example of a singer who has been able to prove the relevance of the standards for a modern ...


Article: Catching Up With

Alberto Pibiri: Living His Jazz Dreamlife

Read "Alberto Pibiri: Living His Jazz Dreamlife" reviewed by Schaen Fox

Alberto Pibiri is strongly influenced by Oscar Peterson as well as earlier virtuoso pianists, but has his own style. Happily, his lifelong goal was to settle here in the United States, but his kind of talent would shine and stand out anywhere. All About Jazz: Just where in Italy are you from?


Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases, Halloween Jazz Plus A Celebration of Jay Clayton's 80th Birthday

Read "New Releases, Halloween Jazz Plus A Celebration of Jay Clayton's 80th Birthday" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

This broadcast celebrates Halloween with new releases from Arnie & Hudge (Arnt Arntzen and Jen Hodge), Sylvie Courvoisier & Mary Halvorson, bassist Dave Young and trombonist Nabou Claerhou with birthday shoutouts to Jay Clayton (80 years young), Amanda Monaco, Julia Lee and more. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by purchasing their ...

Article: Album Review

Jay Clayton, Jerry Granelli: Alone Together

Read "Alone Together" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

L'età avanzata non aveva spento in Jay Clayton e Jerry Granelli (purtroppo deceduto di recente) la voglia di riprendere la lunga collaborazione in performance liberamente improvvisate. Il sodalizio tra la cantante e il batterista risale alla fine degli anni settanta, quando Collin Walcott suggerì a Granelli d'invitare la Clayton al workshop musicale che tenevano al Naropa ...

Article: Album Review

Jay Clayton, Fritz Pauer, Ed Neumeister: 3 for the Road

Read "3 for the Road" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Registrato vent'anni fa, quest'album ricorda il pianista austriaco Fritz Pauer—deceduto nel 2012—in una delle sue rare incisioni da leader/co-leader. All'inizio del nuovo millennio lui e la cantante Jay Clayton insegnavano all'Università di Graz e iniziarono a eseguire delle performance liberamente improvvisate. In uno dei loro concerti invitarono il trombonista Ed Neumeister e la relazione si stabilizzò, ...

Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Vocal Releases Plus Birthday Shoutouts To Dave Grusin, Kenny Barron, Brandee Younger And More

Read "New Vocal Releases Plus Birthday Shoutouts To Dave Grusin, Kenny Barron, Brandee Younger And More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

This broadcast presents new releases from vocalists Judy Wexler, Angela Wrigley and Tanya Dennis, with birthday shoutouts to honorable men Dave Grusin and Kenny Barron, as well as harpist Brandee Younger and vocalists Madeline Eastman, Aubrey Johnson, Allison Adams Tucker, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by purchasing their music. ...


Article: What is Jazz?

Tuesday Night Jams at the Owl: A 25 Year Legacy in Seattle

Read "Tuesday Night Jams at the Owl: A 25 Year Legacy in Seattle" reviewed by Paul Rauch

Traditionally, the jam session in jazz has provided an outlet for artistic growth and musical connections, for younger musicians to play with more established artists. The oral tradition that has allowed the music to evolve and grow generationally lives at the community jam session. It is a fertile meeting place and proving ground for both established ...


3 for the Road

Label: MeisteroMusic Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Love Is a Place; Two for the Road; Badadadat; It Could Happen to You; Fun; Gobblers Nob; May I Be Gay; Yak'n; Rhythm Waltz.


Alone Together

Label: Sunnyside Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Because It's Spring; Fast Speaking Woman; Lonely Woman; Swing Thing; Wild Is the Wind; Birds and Artists; New Morning Blues; Bells Too.


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