In a career spanning five decades, pianist Monty Alexander has built a reputation exploring and bridging the worlds of American jazz, popular song, and the music of his native Jamaica, finding in each a sincere spirit of musical expression. In the process, he has performed and recorded with artists from every corner of the musical universe and entertainment world, including Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Ray Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, and many more. In the mid-1970s Monty formed a group consisting of John Clayton on bass and Jeff Hamilton on drums, creating a stir on the jazz-scene in Europe. Their most famous collaboration is Montreux Alexander, recorded during the Montreux Jazz Festival in July 1976.
Monty Alexander, John Clayton, and Jeff Hamilton will be celebrating 40 years when they perform on Saturday, December 3, at 8:30 pm at the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, located at 1815 Metropolitan Street, in the Manchester neighborhood of the Northside. For more information, or to purchase your tickets, visit the Celebrating 40 Years event page.