HD Gerald Clayton & The Assembly featuring René Marie | 'Piedmont Blues: A Search for Salvation' EPK

Gerald Clayton & The Assembly featuring René Marie | 'Piedmont Blues: A Search for Salvation' EPK
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Duke Performances PresentsGerald Clayton & The Assembly Featuring René Marie'PIEDMONT BLUES: A SEARCH FOR SALVATION'Bookings / Inquiries:Chris Mees / (347) 622-1775'Piedmont Blues: A Search for Salvation' is available for touring throughout the 2017/18 season.:::Conceived and Composed by Gerald ClaytonDirected by Christopher McElroenGERALD CLAYTON & THE ASSEMBLYGerald Clayton — Piano René Marie — VocalsLogan Richardson — Alto SaxTivon Pennicott — Tenor SaxDayna Stephens — Baritone SaxAlan Hampton — GuitarJoe Sanders — BassKendrick Scott — DrumsMaurice Chestnut — Tap DancerUnion Baptist Gospel Choir, Ray Watkins, Musical DirectorPRODUCTION TEAMLiviu Pasare — Projections DesignerBecca Jeffords — Lighting DesignerWilliam Boles — Scenic DesignerAdam Camardella — Sound EngineerWill Bishop — Production ManagerJJ Marquis — Associate Production ManagerLeAnn Lisella — Stage ManagerMcKenzie Millican — Assistant Stage ManagerPRODUCED BY DUKE PERFORMANCESAaron Greenwald, Executive DirectorEric Oberstein, Associate DirectorChris Mees at B Natural Management, Inc. (for Gerald Clayton)Christopher McElroen at american vicarious, Llc.:::Duke Performances | Duke University is the lead commissioner of 'Piedmont Blues: A Search for Salvation'; co-commissioners include the Modlin Center for the Arts at University of Richmond, the Savannah Music Festival, and Strathmore.Critical support for 'Piedmont Blues: A Search for Salvation' has been provided by Music Maker Relief Foundation — a nonprofit based in Hillsborough, NC — founded to preserve the musical traditions of the South by directly supporting musicians, ensuring that their voices will not be silenced by poverty and time. Select photos in 'Piedmont Blues: A Search for Salvation' by Tim Duffy, Music Maker Relief Foundation.Made possible, in part, with an award from the National Endowment for the Arts; a grant from the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources; and a grant from New Music USA.Special thanks to the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University, and the Southern Folklife Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, for serving as research sites for 'Piedmont Blues: A Search for Salvation'.:::Video by Ivan Weiss