Primary Instrument: Sax, alto
Cleave Guyton is a professional musician who plays the Saxophones, Flutes and Clarinet. He has been fortunate to have worked with artists such as: Joe Henderson, Stanley Turrentine, Nat Adderley, Abby Lincoln, The Duke Ellington Orchestra, Jon Hendricks, The Ray Charles Orchestra, Lionel Hampton, The Count Basie Orchestra, The Cab Calloway Orchestra, Spike Lee, Joe Williams, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, Ronny Jordan, The Mingus Big Band, Cleo Laine, Chaka Khan, The Boys Choir of Harlem and many more.
The Count Basie Orchestra • European Tour. 2004.
Chaka CKhan • As featured guest with The Lionel Hampton Orchestra. 2004.
The Ronny Jordan - Tour of Japan for Blue Note Records. 2002.
The Lionel Hampton Orchestra - Currently the Music Director and Lead Alto Saxophonist of the world renowned orchestra. Has traveled the world extensively and been a member in good standing since 1989.
Lil Phillips • Pull Out Those Dreams. 2005, Independent.
J.C. Hopkins Biggish Band • Underneath A Brooklyn Moon. 2005, Tigerlily Records.
Ronny Jordan • After 8. 2004, N-Coded Music.
Cynthia Scott • A La Carte. Live at Birdland. 2002, Ttrocs Records.
Lionel Hampton • Live at The John Ford Anson Amphitheater. 2002, Phillip Records.
Paul Peress • Coming Back To You.2001, Next Step Music Production.
Lionel Hampton • 90 TH. Birthday Celebration. 1998.
Al Grey • Matzoh and Grits. 1998, Arbors Records.
George Gee & his Make Believe Ballroom Orchestra • Swingin’ Live.1998, Swing 46 Records.
The Spirit of Life Ensemble • Twenty Five. 2000, Rise Up Productions.
The Spirit of Life Ensemble • Collage. 1998, Rise Up Productions.
The Spirit of Life Ensemble • Live at Pori Jazz. 1997, Rise Up Productions.
The Spirit of Life Ensemble • Feel the Spirit. 1994, Rise up Productions.
The Spirit of Life Ensemble • Live at The Five Spot. 1992, Rise Up Productions.
Greg Osby • Further Ado. 1997, Blue Note Records.
Greg Osby • Art Forum. 1996, Blue Note Records.
The New York Composers Orchestra • First Program in Standard Time. 1992, New
The New York Composers Orchestra • The New York Composers Orchestra. 1990, New
The Rhythm Team • The Rhythm Team. 1987, Missel Records.
Bachelor’s of Music in Jazz Performance, Berklee College of Music, 1985, Cum Laude Associate’s of Arts in Science and Music Performance, Suffolk County CommunityCollege, 1981, Cum Laude.