Brilliant Corners

‘Brilliant Corners’, is a Toronto based jazz quartet interpreting the compositions of the ‘brilliant’ Thelonious Sphere Monk. Presenting the weird and the wonderful in her sassy and confident stage manner, jazz vocalist and dancer Samantha Clayton promises to merge audiences of varying backgrounds with an engaging selection of songs from Joni Mitchell, Ornette Coleman, Charles Mingus, and Kate Bush. Also included in her repertoire are some unique selections from the American Songbook, and naturally, some of Monk’s more obscure and captivating material such as ‘Coming on the Hudson, ‘Light Blue’, and ‘Let’s Cool One’ (with original lyrics by Toronto artist John Carnes).

Brilliant Corners:

Vocals – Samantha Clayton

Piano/Arranger – Steve Hunter

Bass – Drew Birston

Drums – Tim Shia