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Jay Clayton (1941-2023) Singer, author. Jay Clayton was born in Youngstown, Ohio, and died in New Paltz, New York. She moved to New York in 1963. Ms. Clayton taught at City College of New York and at The New School. She also ran a retreat for singers in Berne, New York.

Full Name

Jay Clayton


AlbanyNew YorkUlster

Author's Timeline



Jay Clayton was born Judith Theresa Colantone in Youngstown, Ohio, on October 28, 1941.


Other Life Event

Ms. Clayton moved to New York City in 1963. She lived for a time in the neighborhood now called Tribeca.


Literary Work

Sing Your Story: A Practical Guide for Learning and Teaching the Art of Jazz Singing
Alfred Music
3892211469 / 9783892211464
Guide book



Jay Clayton died at her home in New Paltz, New York, on December 31, 2023.

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