About

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 is the official release date for my new jazz quartet album A Different Light on Greydisc Records, with 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

 

 

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Looking  forward to performances in March 2023 with the Amherst Jazz Orchestra in Northampton, MA; Felipe Salles' Interconnections Ensemble in Hartford, CT; and the debut of my Sonata for Clarinet and Soprano Saxophone at Amherst College. Go to 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: