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Vibrant, rhythmic, captivating, and full of lyricism, Alex Clements presents a showcase of original contemporary jazz and Latin music with his new septet featuring Berklee faculty, students, alumni, and friends. This concert introduces Clements to our Berklee community with his diverse writing with pieces, both old and new, that reflect an artist's journey through time. Come join Clements and his highly creative and innovative world of creativity and artistic expression which transcends musical and cultural boundaries.
Clements is a pianist, composer, arranger, and music researcher from Canada. Prior to joining Berklee, he was the associate musical director of Cirque du Soleil’s top selling show O, performing to large capacity audiences of over 1800.
Clements's skills and versatility as a composer are recognized by a series of commissions and grants for works ranging in size from small ensemble to orchestra in various styles including jazz, Northern Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, rock, classical, world, and more. His most recent work entitled EnMi, is an eight-movement suite of music written for a 45-minute contemporary dance production choreographed by award winning Mexican choreographer Ana Cuellar. His album Waiting for you…, featuring renown drummer Danny Gottlieb, received extensive publicity and favorable reviews. Furthermore, the release landed at #50 on JazzWeek, #2 at Earshot Jazz (Canadian jazz chart), #5 Chart Attack (Canadian jazz chart), and #34 on CMJ. Clements will be releasing an album of this music in the spring of 2024.