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.

We had a great time at the second week of Jazz in July - I really enjoyed having the opportunity to teach at this wonderful event! And a pleasure to share the stage at the All-Stars concert with Bruce Diehl, Greg Caputo, Steve Davis, Dominique Eade, Bob Ferrier, Cathy Jensen-Hole, Steve Johns, Jeff Holmes, Earl MacDonald, Stephen Page, Luis Perdomo, Genevieve Rose, Lee Tomboulian, and Fumi Tomita. Thanks again to all the faculty, organizers, and participants!  https://fac.umass.edu/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=JazzInJulyInformation&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::context_id=

Before that (June 2022), I had a very enjoyable performance tour in Germany (June 2022), including performances with my friends in the Real Jazz Trio, Jean-Yves Jung (piano), Johannes Schaedlich (bass), Jens Biehl (drums); trio with Julie Spencer and Gernot Blume; quintet with Florian Werther's group; and trio with Tilmann Hohn and Jens Biehl.  Below is a YouTube link for a performance we did at Mocher Music (https://mochermusic.com/) during the tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Zxa_2EFmSw&t=628s