Calendar of Events

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Sep
9
Wed
2020
“THE AWAKENING” SOUNDS FOR SCULPTURE – Facebook Live Event
Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Seward Johnson AtelierChristian Tamburr performing and world-renowned composer/musician Christian Tamburr announce their collaboration Sounds For Sculpture “The Awakening.” Enjoy this one-of-a-kind performance by the Christian Tamburr Quintet on Wednesday, September 9, at 7:00 PM.

This dynamic live performance features an all-star ensemble of Grammy and Tony recognized musicians. The quintet performs Tamburr’s original musical compositions inspired by 10 of Seward Johnson’s breathtaking sculptures.

Sounds For Sculpture premiered at Lincoln Center in New York City in August 2019. It was well-received and played to sold-out crowds and rave reviews. Its musical influences are rooted in modern and traditional jazz, South American rhythms, and contemporary vocals.

This show is presented by The Clayton Center, North Carolina Arts Council, Clayton Cultural Arts Foundation and Manifold Studios. It is part of our ongoing Wednesday Night Livestream concert series. Access the performance from our Facebook Live page.

Learn more at: www.soundsforsculpture.com

ABOUT CHRISTIAN TAMBURR

Christian Tamburr is an internationally renowned vibraphonist, pianist, composer and arranger with touring and performances in over 67 countries around the world. Downbeat magazine recognized him with the “Outstanding Solo Jazz Performance” award, and he is a five-time “Critics Choice Top Rising Star” award recipient on vibraphone.

Christian is the current musical director, pianist and arranger for 2018 double Grammy nominee Clint Holmes Soundtrack On Tour and The Modern Warrior. In addition to his public performances, Christian travels as CEO and lead facilitator of Sonic Leadership LLC, bringing unique musically inspired presentations on leadership and training to corporate teams around the globe.

Sep
16
Wed
2020
JOHN BROWN QUARTET – Facebook Live Event
Sep 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

John Brown with bassThe multi-talented John Brown brings his quartet to The Clayton Center stage on Wednesday, September 16. The performance is part of our ongoing Facebook Live concert series, which begins at 7:00 PM.

A successful bassist, composer, educator and actor, John currently serves as Vice Provost for the Arts at Duke University. He has a long history of performance excellence. At the age of 13, he began performing with the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra. He was playing Principal Bass with that orchestra and performing with the Florence Symphony in South Carolina while still in high school.

John has performed in the United States and abroad with artists that include Wynton Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis, Delfeayo Marsalis, Elvin Jones, Nnenna Freelon, Diahann Carroll, Rosemary Clooney, Nell Carter, Lou Donaldson, Slide Hampton, Nicholas Payton, Frank Foster, Larry Coryell, Cedar Walton, Fred Wesley and Mark Whitfield.

He also has a Grammy nomination for his performance and co-writing on Nnenna Freelon’s 1996 Concord release, Shaking Free. His extensive experience includes performances at notable venues like Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Blue Note, Blues Alley, and the Hollywood Bowl and at major jazz festivals like the Playboy Jazz Festival, the JVC Jazz Festival, the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Free Jazz Festival (Brazil) and Jazz e Vienne (France).

This event is presented by The Clayton Center in collaboration with the North Carolina Arts Council and the Clayton Cultural Arts Foundation. It is part of our ongoing Wednesday Night Livestream concert series. Access the performance from our Facebook Live page.

Sep
23
Wed
2020
PROJECT 63 – Facebook Livestream from The Clayton Center
Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

And they’re back….The Clayton Center welcomes Project 63 back to the stage on Wednesday, September 23. This Alt Americana band made their debut on our Facebook livestream series back on the first of July. They have since released their newest album, “Lost In The Light.”

Join us on Facebook Live at 7 PM and connect with our growing community of local livestream music lovers. The live stream is free, but you can show your support by donating to the Project 63 virtual tip jar during the show.

Sep
29
Tue
2020
PIEDMONT LAUREATE TAMARA KISSANE – Special Facebook Live Event
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Love in space, at the seashore, in the backyard.
Love in the future, one hundred years ago, and right this very moment.
Love between family, friends, and lovers.
Broken love, silly love, healing love.

It’s all in here. The Declaration of Love Project.

2020 Piedmont Laureate Tamara Kissane and colleague Aurelia Belfield of Artist Soapbox commissioned 11 North Carolina playwrights to craft short audio scenes based on the prompt “Declaration of Love.”

Though the resulting original pieces span the gamut in style, setting, and content, they all spark emotions and unleash imagination through story and sound.

Recorded remotely by local actors, the finished, sound designed scenes will be released to the public in podcast form later this year. But Tamara will present six of the 11 audio pieces in a special appearance on The Clayton Center’s Facebook Livestream on Tuesday, September 29, at 7:00 PM.

This special event, presented by The Clayton Center in collaboration with the North Carolina Arts Council and the Clayton Cultural Arts Foundation, will feature the following scenes:

Love is All I Know (Robin Carmon Marshall) and Happy Anniversary (Lakeisha Coffey), performed live by actors Lakeisha Coffey and Thaddaeus Edwards.

Video performances of Game On (Tamara Kissane) and Constellation (Aurelia Belfield) by actors Aurelia Belfield, Kyma Lassiter, AhDream Smith, and Lamont Reed.

Audio performances of Always (Thaddaeus Edwards) and The Gifts We Leave (Michael Ivory) by Trevor Johnson and Sai Graham and Yolanda Rabun (the same Yolanda Rabun who performed on our livestream with her band back in August).

During the event Tamara and Aurelia, co-producers and directors of the scenes, will discuss the project and their love for the audio drama art form.

Sep
30
Wed
2020
NEW COVENANT – Facebook Livestream from The Clayton Center
Sep 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Clayton Center prenew covenant gospel groupsents the first gospel performance of our Livestream Concert series, featuring New Covenant from just up the road in Wendell.

New Covenant brings to the stage a blend of Contemporary Christian, praise and worship, and southern gospel music, and they are even known to take a nostalgic journey with the music of the 50s and 60s.

The members of New Covenant are Larry Johnson, Sherry Gammon, Joanna King, Jeremy Gamble, and Angela Millenbaugh. Each member has the versatility of singing various vocal parts, and together they bring a casual yet spirited performance to a variety of musical venues. Roots run deep and wide as the individual members originate everywhere from Central and Eastern North Carolina, to Central Alabama, Texas and across the “pond” in England.

Learn more about New Covenant here.

Oct
7
Wed
2020
WILLIAM SEYMOUR – Live via YouTube
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

William Seymour performs The Clayton Center’s Wednesday night livestream concert series continues on October 7 with the music of William Seymour.

William is a singer-songwriter based out of Greenville. His sound can be described as a mix of blues, soul and Americana. His influences come from artists such as Jackson Browne, Eric Clapton and Ray Lamontagne. He is a former band member with Rebekah Todd & The Odyssey (Rebekah performed on our livestream earlier this summer) and The Broadcast. His current project is the release of his debut solo album Quicksand, available on all streaming platforms. You can listen to William’s music here.

Note: this is the first performance that will stream live via YouTube. To access the concert and subscribe to our YouTube channel, click here.

Oct
14
Wed
2020
KTZ BAND – Live via YouTube
Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join The Clayton Center as we present Clayton locals, the KTZ Band, on our weekly Livestream Concert Series. The show begins at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, October 14. You can view it live here.

Oct
20
Tue
2020
JOSHUA LOZOFF: VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE – Live via Zoom
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Photo of Joshua Lozoff on stageVirtually Impossible? Not for Joshua Lozoff.

Lozoff, who has studied and shared magic around the world for 20 years, introduces you to a brand-new, completely unique, totally mind-blowing evening of magic and mind reading beamed right into your home. All you need is the Zoom app, a deck of cards and a small object (such as a coin) so you can join in the fun.

Joshua Lozoff: Virtually Impossible is available for the first 100 viewers who zoom into the event on Tuesday, October 20, at 7:00 PM. Just follow the Zoom link https://zoom.us/j/99307444410?pwd=L3RjMm5ZZGxBY3ZESlorM3FwVkpJZz09. If you’re prompted for a meeting ID and Passcode, use the Meeting ID: 993 0744 4410 and Passcode: magic.

Presented by The Clayton Center, North Carolina Arts Council and the Clayton Cultural Arts Foundation. 

Oct
21
Wed
2020
WITHOUT FURTHER ADO – Live via YouTube
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Without Further Ado is descriptive of a no nonsense, get-right-down-to-it, approach to music. The band is comprised of five talented individuals who share a common passion for music that has something to say – music that requires a certain attention to detail to get it right.

With an ever-expanding repertoire that ranges from Crosby, Stills & Nash to Conway Twitty, from Big Joe Turner to the Eagles, from Emmylou Harris to Patsy Cline, Without Further Ado is at home on stage, and they make their audience feel at home as well.

Note: this performance  will stream live via our YouTube channel. Click here to access the concert.

Oct
28
Wed
2020
AUTUMN NICHOLAS – Live via YouTube
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Autumn Nicholas is a vibrant, gifted vocalist, songwriter and performer who has amazed audiences around the country. Her lyrics and melodies are reminiscent of singer/songwriters Julia Michaels, James Bray and Ed Sheeran. She has the warmth of Adele and the soul of Etta James. Autumn is able to seamlessly blend pop alternative melodies that become part of your daily playlist.

An award-winning artist, Autumn connects with fans in large venues and small intimate performances. Her upcoming EP, Shades of Beige, showcases her vocal range and lyrical sensibilities with pop infused, guitar-driven melodies. Thematically Nicholas aims to highlight our differences within society and see them through a positive lens.

Note: this performance  will stream live via our YouTube channel. Click here to access the concert.

Nov
4
Wed
2020
WILL WEST & BEN POLLARD – Live via YouTube
Nov 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
will west in concertJoin us for an intimate acoustic set with performer/songwriter Will West and special guest Ben Pollard on guitar.
Will West and company make their audiences feel comfortable, whether they’re performing for thousands at a music festival or a handful of listeners at an intimate venue.
The son of a fiddle player, Will grew up in rural eastern North Carolina. He was inspired by his parent’s vast record collection and began playing guitar when he was 11 years old. His first loves were old-time blues and heavy metal music.
In 2002, Will loaded up his guitar, his dog and a handful of original tunes and moved to Portland, Oregon and has been on a steady rise in the rich Northwest music scene.
Will released his latest album Transitions (side a) in July 2019. The album is a collection of songs touchingon rock, pop, groove and big horn sounds, and features a collection of incredible Portland musicians.
Nov
11
Wed
2020
“THE GREATEST GENERATION” performed by The Jazz Ambassadors of The United States Army Field Band
Nov 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

jazz ambassadors army field bandThis event will be streamed on YouTube at the following link: https://youtu.be/dg5C7G0TOLY

In honor of Veterans Day, The Clayton Center is proud to present a live video stream of “The Greatest Generation” as performed by The Jazz Ambassadors of The United States Army Field Band.

Please join us as we honor those who have served and defended our country.The Jazz Ambassadors is the official touring big band of the United States Army. Formed in 1969, this 19-member ensemble has received great acclaim at home and abroad performing America’s greatest original art form, jazz.

Concerts by the Jazz Ambassadors are programmed to entertain all types of audiences. The band’s diverse repertoire includes big band swing, bebop, Latin, contemporary jazz, standards, popular tunes, Dixieland, vocals, and patriotic selections, many of which are written or arranged by members of the Jazz Ambassadors.

The Jazz Ambassadors has appeared in all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, Japan, India, and throughout Europe. Recent notable performances include concerts at the Toronto Jazz Festival, the Richmond Jazz Festival at Maymont, the Kennedy Center Honors, the Jazz Education Network Conference, and an appearance on the Colbert Report.

Gordon Goodwin, Bobby Shew, Ernie Watts, and the Dave Brubeck All-Star Quintet are just a few of the outstanding jazz artists who have shared the stage with the Jazz Ambassadors. The band has been featured in joint concerts with Marvin Hamlisch and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, the Seattle Symphony Pops, the Colorado Pops Orchestra, and the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall.

The Jazz Ambassadors’ rigorous touring schedule and reputation for excellence has earned it the title “America’s Big Band.”

Nov
18
Wed
2020
ONYX CLUB BOYS – Live via YouTube
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Onyx Club Boys is an acoustic string band (violin, guitar, upright bass and drums) rooted in Django Reinhardt’s Gypsy Jazz sounds of 1930’s Paris, and Stuff Smith’s New York City Swing. However, being from 21st Century North Carolina, their diverse influences take the music beyond borders. It’s a trip around the world, which will make you swoon, tap your feet and realize how universally similar music really is.

The band just released their newest album, Million Color Vision, in 2018. It features catchy originals along with a few classics, and was carefully crafted and recorded over the last few years.

Among the many shows, The Onyx Club Boys have appeared at Shakori Hills Festival, Festival for the Eno, Haw River Ballroom, Cat’s Cradle, Raleigh First Night, Artsplosure, the NC Museum of Art, WUNC’s Back Porch Music at American Tobacco Campus Durham, Carrboro Django Reinhardt Festival and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

Members have played in bands such as The Squirrel Nut Zippers, The Old Ceremony, Dialli Cissokho and Kaira Ba, and the Paperhand Puppet Intervention band.

Nov
25
Wed
2020
THE CLAYTON CENTER’S GIVING THANKS LIVE STREAM COMPILATION – Streamed via YouTube
Nov 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us as we prepare for the holidays! The Giving Thanks Live Stream Compilation features highlights from some of our favorite pandemic live stream concerts. These North Carolina musicians sustained us through nearly a year of uncertainty.
The Clayton Center staff would like to thank everyone who has tuned in to our Wednesday night live stream concert series. We are continually grateful for the support we have received for these concert broadcasts. We still do not have an estimated date for reopening our venue, but we do hope to see you all in person soon.
In the meantime, enjoy the holiday and enjoy the show!
This show will be broadcast via YouTube at the following link: https://youtu.be/t7plwfcVBVo
Dec
2
Wed
2020
SHANA TUCKER & CHRISTIAN TAMBURR’S “HOLIDAY CABARET 2020” – Live via YouTube
Dec 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

ChamberSoul cellist/vocalist Shana Tucker, accompanied by Christian Tamburr on piano, share “songs for the season” — a thoughtfully curated evening of music and conversation, in classic cabaret style. This musical program will feature songs celebrating the upcoming holidays and also selections that reflect upon the “season” of 2020.

This Livestream Concert will be broadcast on YouTube at the following link: https://youtu.be/A2-_oAys9KU

 

Dec
9
Wed
2020
PROBABLE KAUZE – Live via YouTube
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This concert will be broadcasted via YouTube at the following link: https://youtu.be/kgZDMovof_A

Probable Kauze is a band out of Raleigh that plays a wide selection of music. The band covers everything from rock and country to hip hop and pop – from the 70’s through today.

Each band member plays a number of different instruments, including percussion, banjos, mandolins, guitars, keyboards and more!

This livestream concert is made possible, in part, by the Clayton Cultural Arts Foundation.

Dec
12
Sat
2020
JOHNSTON COUNTY CHORUS VIRTUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join in with the sounds of Christmas as singers from the Johnston County Chorus present A Virtual Christmas Concert on December 12 at 7:00 PM. Enjoy virtual choir videos of singers along with live soloists and musicians as the Chorus presents secular and sacred Christmas favorites.

The show will be livestreamed via the JC Chorus YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdqfDdigWBFv6Wo52J5vd9g/).

Viewers can visit the JoCo Chorus Facebook page  for more details about the event.

There is no cost to view the virtual event. However, you can help support the Chorus by making a donation through Give Lively during the livestream.

Dec
16
Wed
2020
SAYER MCSHANE BAND – Live via YouTube
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sayer McShane is a fantastic blues-based rock band. Their live show features hot guitar, grooving drums, powerful vocals, engaging humor and raw showmanship. They play a unique blend of rock, blues, Motown, funk, soul and pop. Some artists are great performers and some are great entertainers. Sayer McShane is both. Two people never made rockin’ the house look this easy and sound so natural.
Originally from Detroit, Michigan, the band appeals to a diverse audience, always surprising people with their big sound featuring guitar, drums and rich, soulful vocals. Kristin Sayer “The Git-tar Player” sings lead, plays guitars, bass, keyboards, tenor sax, drums, writes, arranges and produces the music. Carolyn McShane “MC Shane” sings lead, harmony, plays drums, percussion, keys, guitars, records and engineers the music.
Sayer McShane has received radio airplay for several singles and have a very loyal, ever-growing fan base. They have opened for acts like Edwin McCain, Buddy Guy and Robin Trower, as well as played for the NHL Hockey All Star Game with 3 Doors Down and many others in Raleigh. They were featured at the North Carolina State Fair and and were nominated for Detroit and Carolina Music Awards.
This livestream concert will be broadcast via YouTube at the following link: https://youtu.be/Hg7McNBbAYQ
This concert is made possible, in part, by the Clayton Cultural Arts Foundation.

 

Dec
17
Thu
2020
A CELTIC FAMILY CHRISTMAS AT HOME WITH THE MACMASTER LEAHY FAMILY
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm
McMaster Leahy ticket linkNOTE: This is a ticketed event.
Canada’s reigning couple of Celtic music present an evening of music and joy to brighten the holiday season. Enjoy A Celtic Family Christmas at home with the Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy family. These popular performers are inviting you into their home — virtually — to witness their music, life, and holiday traditions. They will share their music as well as some candid family moments around the kitchen, decorating the tree, and other delightful bits of Christmas chaos!
This is The Clayton Center’s first ticketed livestream event. Your ticket purchase will support the artists as well as make it possible for The Clayton Center to continue to present performances via streaming platforms. Please feel free to share the HomePlay ticket link with your family and friends so they can enjoy the show as well!
Be sure to read the important event notes below to help streamline the ticket purchasing experience.
IMPORTANT EVENT NOTES
  • This is a ticketed virtual event. The event is ticketed and livestreamed through our partnership with HomePlay.Live.
  • All ticketed patrons will receive an email confirming their ticket purchase within 72 hours of purchase. This email will include a private passcode to use to access the concert through HomePlay.Live account.
  • Please log in to HomePlay.Live prior to December 17 to register your email.
  • Then, just prior to 7:00 p.m. on December 17, log into your account to access the livestream from the comforts of your very own home.
  • Note that your concert details will be sent via email to the address you provided when you purchased your ticket(s). Also note that patrons are solely responsible for ensuring that they have the technology, connection, and other hardware, software, or services necessary to access the virtual show.
Dec
23
Wed
2020
A PROTON JONES CHRISTMAS – Live via YouTube
Dec 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Proton Jones returns to The Clayton Center livestream series, and this time he’s bringing holiday cheer. Join us from the cozy comfort of your homes on December 23 at 7:00 PM as we celebrate the holidays the only way we know how — with great music and good people.

This Livestream Concert will be broadcast on YouTube at the following link: https://youtu.be/ucHpCUzkvSc

This live stream concert is made possible, in part, by the Clayton Cultural Arts Foundation.