Soloing with Jeff Clayton

(jazz instruction)

How to put together a solo

Multi-instrumentalist Jeff Clayton was born February 16, 1954 in Venice, California.

Clayton studied oboe and flute at California State University, and after graduation he went on tour with Stevie Wonder playing sax.

He also toured and recorded with Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Lionel Hampton, Michael Jackson and Madonna.

Jeff eagerly shares his knowledge in brief yet informative instructional videos for his fellow students of the saxophone.

Jeff Clayton stars in his own instructional video about proper jazz solo composition.

In 1977 Jeff formed “The Clayton Brothers” with his brother John, and went on to become co-founder of the “Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra” with Jeff Hamilton.

Jeff uses his advanced knowledge to guide and instruct other musicians in a simple uncomplicated manner.

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