Drummer, composer, and now band leader, Gerald Law II built a reputation as the go-to drummer for jazz and R&B artists. If you’ve seen him play, you know why he’s affectionately called “the smiling drummer.” From his drum throne, Law drives the rhythm and elevates the performance of everyone around him. That includes his band of versatile virtuosos, The Clutch, who bring audiences to incredible heights with music that always grooves, whether simmering with soulful energy or exploding in creative improvisation.
Having released two albums in 2020 (From G to You: Vol I & Vol II), Law is poised to break out in the coming years with high-profile performances and more relentlessly creative compositions and recordings. Maybe his famous on-stage smile comes from feeling so at home making music—or maybe he’s just happy to see us.
This night of music will include previously released songs as well as his latest compositions from his upcoming album, Who We Are. Law’s band features Joel Law (piano), Derrick Harvin (keyboards), LaVon Rushing (bass), and Paul Chong-You (trumpet).