19 year old Claffy hails from the greater Philadelphia area, starting first with
Electric and then Upright Bass. His father being a bandleader, and his mother
a singer, he was exposed to music early on. Claffy continues to study under
the legendary Mike Boone, and bassists Gregg August, Peter Paulsen, and
soon with bassist Dwayne Burno. Now attending the New School For Jazz
and Contemporary Music, he has played around the NYC/Philly area with the
likes of Pianists Orrin Evans and George Burton, drummers Justin Faulkner,
Wayne Smith Jr., and horn players such as Duane Eubanks and Ben Flocks.