2900 W Chinden Blvd
Boise, ID 83714
Jazz Brunch, Weekend Brunch Admission Price: Free and open to the public
Sapphire Jazz Brunch 8:45am-12:15pm: Clay Moore & Sandon Mayhew
A recent transplant to Idaho, guitarist Clay Moore picked up the instrument while in high school in El Paso, TX and played his first gigs two years later. Studying on his own and with jazz greats Pat Martino, Joe Pass, Howard Roberts, and John Scofield, Clay learned quickly and was soon performing in cities all over the USA, playing in top 40, R&B, blues, country, rock, and jazz groups. Over time he focused on becoming a full-time jazz artist, both as a sideman and leading his own groups. For More information, Visit:www.claymoore.com
Mr. Mayhew began his prestigious performance career while still in high school accumulating a “gigged with” list that’s a veritable who’s who in jazz and commercial music. On the pop side, Sandon has assisted Ray Charles, The Temptations, Kenny Rogers, Chubby Checker, and many others. One would be hard pressed to match his jazz roster: Arturo Sandoval, Randy Brecker, Lew Soloff, Bob Mintzer, Ernie Watts, Richie Cole, Eric Marienthal, Lew Tabackin, Chris Vadala, Pete Christlieb, Bill Watrous, Carl Fontana, Gene Harris, The Manhatten Transfer, New York Voices, Ernie Andrews, Dianne Schuur, Jeff Hamilton, Louie Bellson, Billy Cobham, Dave Weckl, Toshiko Akyoshi, Lew Matthews, etc., etc. He studied saxophone performance with a jazz emphasis at Boise State University and studied for many years with the legendary Bill Rankin.