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The Best of Kennedy Center Jazz
Stefon Harris, the Clayton Brothers, John Patitucci Trio

This time, we dip into the JazzSet experience for three quality groups -- the Stefon Harris Quartet, the Clayton Brothers (John and Jeff) and the John Patitucci Trio -- each onstage at the intimate Kennedy Center Jazz Club in Washington, D.C. It's our own Kennedy Center festival, on JazzSet, and every minute is hot!

Stefon Harris Quartet
Stefon Harris, vibes; George Colligan, piano; Matthew Parrish, bass; Terreon Gully, drums
"A Cloud of Red Dust" (Harris)
"K.K. a Bossa" for Stefon's manager, Karen Kennedy (Harris)

Clayton Brothers
John Clayton, bass; Jeff Clayton, alto sax; Terell Stafford, trumpet; Bill Cunliffe, piano; Jeff Hamilton, drums
"Runway" (Jeff Clayton)
"Entrez-Vous" (Jeff Clayton)
John Patitucci Trio John Patitucci, bass; Edward Simon, piano; Antonio Sanchez, drums
"Calabria" (Patitucci)
"Ray's Idea" (Ray Brown)


  • Stefon Harris on the Web

  • The Clayton Brothers on the Web

  • John Patitucci on the Web

    Greg Hartman of Big Mo did our live recordings, with Chris Weal. Thanks to Derek Gordon and Kevin Struthers of the Kennedy Center.

    Mixes and post production by Duke Markos. This show was written and produced by Mark Schramm, with help from Becca Pulliam and audio engineer Ginger Bruner at KUNV in Las Vegas. Our executive producer is Thurston Briscoe the Third, of WBGO-FM in Newark. Website by Paul Schomer, the Great.

    Copyright 2007 NPR