Tonight in live music; USF's Monday Night Jazz series with John Clayton, Simply Three at Straz and more

You know, John Clayton from Super Bowl XXV.

click to enlarge John Clayton, who plays the School of Music Concert Hall at University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida on November 13, 2017. - Press Photo
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John Clayton, who plays the School of Music Concert Hall at University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida on November 13, 2017.


✔️  Monday Night Jazz Series w/John Clayton An alum of the Count Basie Orchestra brings decades of jazz knowledge to the University of South Florida, and even if you didn’t catch John Clayton back then (or at jazz festivals around the globe), you still know his work. The 65-year-old bassist’s name appears in credits for songs by Paul McCartney, Diana Krall and even Queen Latifah, but Tampa lifers should show up to thank him for the incredible arrangement that propelled Whitney Houston’s revered 1991 performance of the “Star-Spangled Banner” before Super Bowl XXV at the old Sombrero. (School of Music Concert Hall at University of South Florida, Tampa) INFO

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Infinite Third Ambient Installation We’re suckers for weird music in new places, and while Billy Mays III (the brain behind Infinite Third) has trained St. Pete to appreciate his meditative, loop-driven set of instrumental rock, we’re kind of curious to see the reaction he gets when the The New Music Conflagration taps Mays to tickle the ears of travelers getting ready to board planes at this airport show. (St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport, St. Petersburg) INFO

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Simply Three Classical-crossover stars Simply Three can butt Gershwin right up against Coldplay wit ease, and it'll do so tonight with a concert at Tampa's Straz Center in support of a new album, Undefined, which it released in late September. (Jaeb Theater at David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa) INFO

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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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