Shareef Clayton

Harlem EatUp! : Shareef Clayton

Shareef Clayton, a jazz trumpeter, is a native of Miami, Florida. He has recorded with Grammy nominated musicians like Bobby Sanabria, opened for Slash from Guns-N-Roses, and held his own on the horn sections for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Duke Ellington Orchestra, Melody Gardot, David Murray, Stevie Wonder, Michael McDonald, and many more.

Although he was heavily influenced by artist such as Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Wynton Marsalis, Arturo Sandoval, the cultural influence of Miami can still be heard throughout Clayton’s playing and on his debut album "North & South."

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