Dr. Brian Claxton has been listening to music and playing drums his entire life. His first love was the swinging beat of Earl Palmer on Bobby Day's "Rockin' Robin." Thirty years later, Claxton has performed all over the world with musicians he grew up listening to, most notably Monty Alexander and his Harlem Kingston Express. Claxton's joyful, kind, and humble spirit manifests itself into his musical approach, particularly as an accompanist. He is a master of groove and feeling, which was what he fell in love with thirty years ago.
Claxton performs frequently throughout the Rocky Mountain Region and is also the bassist for the popular soul band The Burroughs. Dr. Claxton teaches at the University of Northern Colorado, and via Skype at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire.
The Quintet: Kenyon Brenner - Saxophone, Tom Gershwin - Trumpet, Tom Amend - Piano, Hunter Roberts - Bass, Brian Claxton - Drums
Nocturne Jazz & Supper Club presents
The Art of Blakey by the Brian Claxton Quintet
Fridays through November - Two sets - 6:30 pm & 9 pm
An artist fee of $16 per guest (per set) applies to this show. Reservations highly recommended!