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December 3, 1991
School: Trabuco Hills High Sport: Football Position: Tailback Class: Senior Because he plays on a team with 2,000-yard passer Pat Barnes, Clayton doesn't get the carries or the attention given more celebrated running backs. Clayton, a two-time, first-team, All-Pacific Coast League back, averaged 12 carries and 80 yards during the regular season. In the first round of the Division VII playoffs, Clayton rushed seven times for 31 yards. In that 42-21 victory over St.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 1999 | ZAN STEWART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Saxophonist Jeff Clayton spent most of Saturday at his small Los Angeles studio, teaching everyone from preteen beginners to college students to senior citizens. "Teaching is my way of giving back," says the 45-year-old Clayton. He helps lead the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, the official jazz arm of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Clayton Brothers jazz quintet. He shares duties with his bass-playing brother, John, and drummer Jeff Hamilton.
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 1988 | LEONARD FEATHER
Jeff Clayton, whose quartet opened Thursday at the Loa in Santa Monica, first attracted attention in this room as a member of the Gene Harris All Star Band. That, however, was a fleeting glimpse of a protean and promising talent. Clayton strolled onto the bandstand carrying what looked like enough equipment to facilitate a change of horns on every tune.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 1999 | BILL KOHLHAASE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Saxophonist Jeff Clayton's robust solos on behalf of the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, the big band he leads with his brother John Clayton, always raise the question: What would the alto man sound like left to his own devices in a small group setting? An enthusiastic audience had the chance to find out Friday at Steamers Cafe in Fullerton, where Clayton fronted a quartet rounded out by pianist Donald Vega, bassist Christoph Luty and drummer Lorca Hart.
SPORTS
December 22, 1994 | STEVE KRESAL
Jeff Clayton of Orange Coast and Jim Wren of Fullerton, All-Mission Conference players, signed with four-year colleges Wednesday. Clayton, a running back from Trabuco Hills High, is going to Texas. Wren, a punter from Esperanza High, will attend USC. Clayton set the OCC career rushing mark with 2,507 yards in 21 games. He gained 1,442 yards and was a J.C. Grid-Wire All-American as a freshman. He had 1,065 yards last season. Wren averaged 42.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 22, 1991 | LEONARD FEATHER
The eighth and final session Monday in the big band series at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel's Blossom Room succeeded on every level: a record-breaking crowd, a superlative ensemble--the Clayton-Hamilton Orchestra--and a couple of surprises, notably pianist Dudley Moore sitting in, and emcee Steve Allen playing one of his own songs with the band. John Clayton conducts, writes all the arrangements, and occasionally picks up his bass to play a bowed solo; his "Li'l Darlin' " was a gem.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 19, 1989 | LEONARD FEATHER
No crystal ball is needed to determine that John Clayton has an extremely promising future as a major force in jazz. With his two partners, brother Jeff Clayton on saxes and drummer Jeff Hamilton, he took the 17-piece Clayton/Hamilton Orchestra through a collection of his own brilliantly crafted arrangements, receiving a thunderous ovation Thursday from a jam-packed house at the Loa. While drawing on his roots, Clayton blends them with contemporary concepts of his own.
SPORTS
September 9, 1994 | STEVE KRESAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jeff Clayton knows he's running faster this year than last. He has seen plenty of evidence. He's getting to holes quicker and able to pull away from defenders who were catching him a season ago. But don't ask for any proof such as a 40-yard dash time. Clayton cringes at the mention of the race, necessary information to most recruiters at four-year colleges. His reluctance to race isn't because he's trying to hide anything. Instead, he's trying to prevent something--another hamstring injury.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 1999 | BILL KOHLHAASE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Saxophonist Jeff Clayton's robust solos on behalf of the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, the big band he leads with his brother John Clayton, always raise the question: What would the alto man sound like left to his own devices in a small group setting? An enthusiastic audience had the chance to find out Friday at Steamers Cafe in Fullerton, where Clayton fronted a quartet rounded out by pianist Donald Vega, bassist Christoph Luty and drummer Lorca Hart.
SPORTS
December 22, 1994 | STEVE KRESAL
Jeff Clayton of Orange Coast and Jim Wren of Fullerton, All-Mission Conference players, signed with four-year colleges Wednesday. Clayton, a running back from Trabuco Hills High, is going to Texas. Wren, a punter from Esperanza High, will attend USC. Clayton set the OCC career rushing mark with 2,507 yards in 21 games. He gained 1,442 yards and was a J.C. Grid-Wire All-American as a freshman. He had 1,065 yards last season. Wren averaged 42.
SPORTS
September 9, 1994 | STEVE KRESAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jeff Clayton knows he's running faster this year than last. He has seen plenty of evidence. He's getting to holes quicker and able to pull away from defenders who were catching him a season ago. But don't ask for any proof such as a 40-yard dash time. Clayton cringes at the mention of the race, necessary information to most recruiters at four-year colleges. His reluctance to race isn't because he's trying to hide anything. Instead, he's trying to prevent something--another hamstring injury.
SPORTS
December 3, 1991
School: Trabuco Hills High Sport: Football Position: Tailback Class: Senior Because he plays on a team with 2,000-yard passer Pat Barnes, Clayton doesn't get the carries or the attention given more celebrated running backs. Clayton, a two-time, first-team, All-Pacific Coast League back, averaged 12 carries and 80 yards during the regular season. In the first round of the Division VII playoffs, Clayton rushed seven times for 31 yards. In that 42-21 victory over St.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 22, 1991 | LEONARD FEATHER
The eighth and final session Monday in the big band series at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel's Blossom Room succeeded on every level: a record-breaking crowd, a superlative ensemble--the Clayton-Hamilton Orchestra--and a couple of surprises, notably pianist Dudley Moore sitting in, and emcee Steve Allen playing one of his own songs with the band. John Clayton conducts, writes all the arrangements, and occasionally picks up his bass to play a bowed solo; his "Li'l Darlin' " was a gem.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 19, 1989 | LEONARD FEATHER
No crystal ball is needed to determine that John Clayton has an extremely promising future as a major force in jazz. With his two partners, brother Jeff Clayton on saxes and drummer Jeff Hamilton, he took the 17-piece Clayton/Hamilton Orchestra through a collection of his own brilliantly crafted arrangements, receiving a thunderous ovation Thursday from a jam-packed house at the Loa. While drawing on his roots, Clayton blends them with contemporary concepts of his own.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 1999 | ZAN STEWART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Saxophonist Jeff Clayton spent most of Saturday at his small Los Angeles studio, teaching everyone from preteen beginners to college students to senior citizens. "Teaching is my way of giving back," says the 45-year-old Clayton. He helps lead the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, the official jazz arm of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Clayton Brothers jazz quintet. He shares duties with his bass-playing brother, John, and drummer Jeff Hamilton.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 21, 1989 | LEONARD FEATHER
"You simply have to go to the Otter Crest party. The music is different, and the setting is idyllic." When one has heard endorsements along these lines from jazzman after jazzman, it eventually becomes embarrassing not to act on their recommendation. As it turned out, the Otter Crest Jazz Weekend was everything that had been promised. The Inn at Otter Crest, a resort hotel six miles north of Newport and 50 miles northwest of Eugene, is a rambling collection of timbered buildings clinging to the hilly shoreline, surrounded on three sides by hundreds of pine and fir trees, on the fourth by the Pacific Ocean.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 1988 | LEONARD FEATHER
Jeff Clayton, whose quartet opened Thursday at the Loa in Santa Monica, first attracted attention in this room as a member of the Gene Harris All Star Band. That, however, was a fleeting glimpse of a protean and promising talent. Clayton strolled onto the bandstand carrying what looked like enough equipment to facilitate a change of horns on every tune.
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