1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
The 35-year-old pianist Gerald Clayton has proven to be among the most well-rounded and personable players of his generation. His Grammy-nominated 2013 release Life Forum stands apart, a delicately approached and intensely executed collection of entirely his compositions, rendered with help from three horns and two vocalists. Clayton has also released three other rhythmically morphing, open-aired efforts that pack a diligently modern virtuosity into the straight-ahead jazz tradition. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.