School of Music
College of Performing and Visual Arts
Award-winning drummer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Brian Claxton is known
for his electrifying groove and rhythmic mastery. His diverse background includes
touring internationally with jazz piano legend Monty Alexander and performing alongside
Donny McCaslin, Chris Potter, Christian McBride, Dave Douglas, Randy Brecker, Nicholas
Payton, and many others.
An old soul and passionate student of the history of American music, Claxton has navigated a career with one foot in the past and one foot in the future, and has a musical voice that is as diverse as his performance experience. He has released three records as a co-leader and has appeared on over thirty others.
Claxton teaches at the University of Northern Colorado, and the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire.