Clayton John, originally from the real Motown, now makes his home in the San Francisco Bay Area. He writes and sings music inspired by the best of 60's/70's pop as well as by the great music he grew up hearing Sinatra sing, thanks to his mom's excellent taste in music. |
Clayton has performed his piano/vocal music at Walnut Creek's Lesher Center for the Arts, The Solano County Fair, San Francisco venues The Bazaar Cafe, The Hotel Utah, and the Red Devil Lounge, as well as many other spots across the Bay.
Highlights on his YouTube channel include:
Up until 2011 you could find Clayton sitting behind the Steinway at Nordstrom, where he was a regular pianist for 10 years. |
Starting in 2007 he received the ASCAP Plus Award for composition four years running. His original music was performed in 2008 at the New Music in the Gallery concert series in downtown Chicago. In 2001 he directed a small a capella group singing his own arrangement of the Star Spangled Banner on the pitcher's mound to open a game at AT&T Park (formerly Pacific Bell Park). Clayton's classically-oriented compositions consist largely of choral, orchestral, and piano music. Clayton is a graduate of Stanford University with an A.B. in Music with a concentration in Composition.
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Thanks for listening to the music! :)