DownBeat Magazine called Jim Clayton’s music “warm, happy, and soulful.” He calls his playing a blend of bebop and New Orleans, the city he considers a second home. His repertoire is a mix of jazz classics, reimagined pop favourites, and his own memorable writing.
Jim’s last two albums landed on the jazz radio charts in both Canada and the USA. He’s won three national awards, and has been heard internationally on radio, in film, and on television (including Dateline NBC, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, and MTV).
Jim spent a decade with acclaimed theatre company The Second City, entertaining audiences around the globe, from ex-pats in Asia to our troops in Bosnia. He began streaming nightly performances at the start of Covid lockdowns; the 650+ online shows resulted in30,000 new followers from around the world.