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Alex Clements

Alex Clements; so many adjectives can be used to describe the many facets of this talented, creative, well-rounded Canadian jazz pianist and composer. Clements is an internationally recognized artist, performing in the United States, Europe, Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, Morocco, and Cyprus. One of Clements’ highest accomplishments is an Alberta Achievement Award, which was presented to him by the Government of Alberta

However, this is only the beginning of his accomplishments; Clements holds a Master's degree in Jazz Performance from McGill University and a Bachelor's degree in Arranging from Berklee College of Music. He also completed two associateship performance diplomas from the Royal Conservatory of Music and Mount Royal College Conservatory of Music, where he was awarded a gold medal and scholarship.

In the past fifteen years, Clements has received numerous scholarships and awards from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, The Canada Council, The Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent on Record (FACTOR), McGill University (Margaret Houlding Memorial Prize), Berklee College of Music (Achievement Scholarships), and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts (Arts Study Grants).

Clements has performed at numerous jazz festivals including, the Montreal International Jazz Festival and the Kissimmee Jazz Festival. He competed twice in the Martial Solal International Jazz Piano Competition in Paris; the competition consisted of 59 top jazz pianists from around the world.

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Forrest Dylan Bryant, Jazz Times
Alex Clements paints in watercolor toneson Emily's Song, a heartfelt solo piano disc that puts the Alberta based composer's graceful melodicism front and center. The title track and “A Song for Ethan,” dedicated to Clements' children, have a sunny, lilting manner that juxtaposes innocence with inner strength, love of today with hope for the future. The other tracks may have stormier undercurrents or somber overtones, but Clements never abandons that core optimism, and his aching rendition of “I Love You, Porgy” seems bathied in soft light.

Kyle O' Brien, Jazzscene
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Albums

Between Stops

Self Produced
2009

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Waiting For You

Self Produced
2008

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Emily's Song

Self Produced
2007

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Waiting For You...

Self Produced
2007

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