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Brian Claxton

Brian Claxton

Adjunct Faculty, Jazz Drums

School of Music
College of Performing and Visual Arts

Contact Information

(970) 351-2314
Frasier 52
Mailing Address
University of Northern Colorado
School of Music
Campus Box 28
Greeley, CO 80639

Professional/Academic Experience

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.