The Carnegie Arts Center will present the next concert in its Jazz Music Series, an evening of jazz from the Joe Mazzaferro Quintet and special guest Jeff Clayton.
The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Carnegie Arts Center.
Jeff Clayton is a Grammy nominated alto saxophonist and multi-reed instrumentalist who has recorded and toured with many well-known acts such as Gladys Knight, Madonna, Frank Sinatra, and B.B. King. In addition to his solo act Clayton is a member of the Gammy nominated quintet, The Clayton Brothers, and the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra. Clayton has also taught at several universities and was nominated Educator of the Year in Jazz Times Magazine in 2005.
Joe Mazzaferro is a Sacramento based trumpeter, educator, and composer. He became the Coordinator of Jazz Studies at California State University Stanislaus in 2012, where he teaches various jazz courses and directs the CSU Stanislaus Jazz Ensemble. In addition to his role as Coordinator of Jazz Studies, Joe also serves as the trumpet instructor at both CSU Stanislaus and San Joaquin-Delta College and regularly teaches at Cazadero Music Camp and the Brubeck Institutes Summer Jazz Colony, and is an active member of the California Alliance for Jazz.
Mazzaferro has gained critical acclaim as a composer and arranger. His works have been performed by many prominent jazz musicians, which such as Ingrid Jensen, Claudia Villela, Dave Pietro, and Patrick Langham as well as the Sacramento Jazz Orchestra, University of Tennessee Jazz Ensemble, and the Tommy Igoe Big Band. Two of his latest compositions “Song For Fizz” and “Dark Heartbeat” were featured on alto saxophonist Patrick Langham’s album “East to West” due out in December 2014.
Tickets for the show are $10 general admission and $5 for students and Carnegie members and are available at the Carnegie.