Shareef Clayton, a jazz trumpeter, is a native of Miami, Florida. In 2012 Shareef recorded the album “Multiverse” with the “Bobby Sanabria Big Band” which got nominated for a Grammy. Clayton performs regularly with Macy Gray, Melody Gardot, Bobby Sanabria, and the Duke Ellington Orchestra. In the past, he has performed with artists such as Stevie Wonder, The Roots, Michael Mcdonald, Ruben Blades, and many more. Although he was heavily influenced by artist such as Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Wynton Marsalis, Arturo Sandoval, the cultural influence of Miami can still be heard throughout Clayton’s playing and compositions. His vast repertoire includes jazz, r&b, AfroCuban, and funk/soul. From piercing notes to slow jams, the sound and feel of his music is intense, he notes “whatever the crowd wants, I can deliver it and the crowd always gets what they want.” Shareef leads his own band “Shareef Clayton Band”. You can listen to his sound on his latest album entitled “NORTH & SOUTH”.