Carl Clements
Saxophones, Flutes, Composer

Carl Clements (saxophones, flute, and Indian flute) is a progressive jazz performer and composer. He received a BM in Jazz Composition and Arranging from the Berklee College of Music, an MFA in Jazz Performance from the CalArts, and a PhD from the CUNY Graduate Center. He has played saxophone for almost forty years, and has been studying North Indian classical music on the bansuri (North Indian bamboo flute) since 1989. Over the course of his career, he has performed and composed extensively in a wide range of styles.

He is featured on numerous recordings including his own CD of his original compositions for jazz quartet entitled Forth and Back, a duo CD with Kevin Kastning entitled Dreaming As I Knew, four CDs with the eclectic jazz group Crosscurrent, and many other recordings. Carl has performed at jazz clubs and festivals in the U.S., Europe, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, India, and Dubai, including performances with Charlie Haden, James Newton, Natraj, Sundar Shor, Divya, Crosscurrent, and many others. He is an active performer in the jazz, creative improvisation, and world music scenes in the New York and Boston areas, as well as internationally.


Real Jazz Trio, featuring Carl Clements, sax and bansuri; Jean-Yves Jung, piano; Johannes Schaedlich, bass; Jens Biehl, drums. Recorded live at the Jazz Institut, Darmstadt, Germany, February 4, 2011.

Spider Bridge


Fools and Kings







Off Blue



45-minute private jazz lessons with Carl Clements, DMA, via Skype.

Carl is now available for private or group instruction on saxophone, flute, and bansuri (North Indian bamboo flute), as well as in composition, arranging, jazz theory and improvisation, Hindustani classical music, and cross-cultural improvisation.

Private Lesson: $100

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Forth And Back

Carl Clements

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