Cleve has been playing drums since 1961.
He plays multiple styles: Jazz, Funk, Latin (Brazil and Cuban) rhythms, Rock, Fusion, R&B, etc.
Cleve has been playing major venues in the Phoenix area with convention support groups and has been a show player since 1981.
As a show player, Cleve has played with such names as Roger Williams, Maureen McGovern, the Lawrence Welk troupe, Bob Hope, George Burns, Jerry Vale, Al Martino, Carol Channing, Sherry Lewis, Sadler and Young, Blackstone the Magician, Eddie Fisher, Shirley Jones, the Diamonds, Leslie Gore, Don Rickles, Rodney Dangerfield, Danny Gans, Perry Como, Dom DeLuise, Frankie Carle and many more. Cleve is a contracted show player, playing venues in the Phoenix area and all around Arizona.
Cleve has played with groups such as The Harry James Tribute Band, Guy Lombardo Royal Canadian Band, Les Brown Tribute Band, Mike Vax with Jack Peterson, Barney Kessel, Jimmy Dorsey Tribute Band, Sonny Stitt, Wild Bill Davidson, Art Van Damme, Scott Whitfield, Ginger Berglund, Steve Hufsteder, the Phoenix Pops Orchestra with Doc Severinsen, the Prescott Jazz Summit, and more.
Cleve has been a private instructor in the Valley since 1981 and is currently on staff teaching at Music Masters since 1987. Cleve has also taught at the Creative Drum Shop owned by Jim Zupancic from 1981 to 1985. Since 1982, Cleve has been a member of the adjunct faculty for private instruction at Scottsdale Community College.