Saxophonist/flutist/composer Carl Clements performs and records internationally in a variety of styles, with a particular focus on jazz, Hindustani classical music, and various forms of improvised and pre-composed music. He received a Ph.D. from the CUNY Graduate Center, an MFA from CalArts, a BM from Berklee College of Music, and has studied Hindustani classical flute (bansuri) since 1989. He is currently Saxophone/Improvisation Instructor and Jazz Combo Coach at Amherst College and is available for online and in-person lessons.

April 23, 2024 my new jazz quartet album A Different Light on Greydisc Records is officially released. The album features Carl Clements on tenor and soprano saxophones and bansuri (North Indian bamboo flute), Chase Morrin on piano, Bruno Råberg on bass, Gen Yoshimura on drums. Here's a link to a video with excerpts from the tracks “In Sight” and “Sanyog": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkZXWzDR6SE and you can purchase the album (digital download or CD) on most streaming sites starting on April 23, 2024. 




Looking  forward to performances this summer on 6/3 with Felipe Salles' Interconnections Ensemble at the Regattabar, Boston, MA; 7/20 with the VJC Big Band (lead alto) and Alexis Cole at Retreat Farm, Brattleboro, VT; 8/4 with RJT & Carl Clements at Kulturhaus Mannheim-Käfertal as part of the Kultursommer festival; and 8/8 with RJT & Carl Clements at Jazz im Palmentgarten festival, Frankfurt, Germany. And check back for East coast CD release gigs and others at the GIGS section for more information on these and other upcoming performances. 

Also check out my recent album releases with Kevin Kastning and Sandor Szabo: