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Todd Clouser

Primary Instrument: Guitar

Born: March 17, 1981    

Todd Clouser

Todd Clouser, a graduate of the Berklee College of Music, is an accomplished guitarist, composer, producer, and writer with credits on over a dozen national releases and a number of albums as bandleader, highlighted by the organic compositions of 2006's “Baja”, 2008's modern groove record “Beatnik Highway”, and his newest collective, Todd Clouser’s A Love Electric, an aggressive, intuitive mash of 70's rock, Curtis Mayfield groove, and modern jazz. With a reputation for energetic and engaging performances, Todd's interest in a synthesis of styles and dedication to craft consistently draws committed crowds healthy in number and have positioned him as an artist increasingly in demand on the international modern jazz scene....
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”Like Bill Frisell and Marc Ribot, Clouser is a formidable jazz guitarist who doesn't shy away from playing other musical styles.” - The Madison Isthmus (thedailypage.com)

“Does it all, musically, socially, politically. Enjoy” - Steven Bernstein, Grammy nominated trumpeter ”Todd Clouser has been a Multi talented entity at my studio as an independent engineer, producer, and contributor to tribute record production for me. As well as being an excellent producer, songwriter, singer and musician, his band has recorded here, showing exciting potential to national attention.” - Brian Bart -- winner of multiple Minnesota Music Awards, Logic Recordings, Producer, Engineer, Composer

“plays the piss out of the guitar” - Alex Depue, International Award Winning violinist

“A young, genre-defying guitarist, composer, and writer, Todd Clouser is an accomplished musician across the modern jazz and rock spectrum, leading a unique path to recognition as an up and coming act, performing with musicians from Keb Mo to “downtown” NYC jazz legend Steven Bernstein. Clouser's impassioned performances run from piano balladry to dense jazz and groove, exciting audiences with an approach meant to bend the rules of artistic labeling. “A Love Electric” documents Todd's most aggressive ensemble yet, an energetic quintet based in the stylings of 70's era electric jazz.” - Dakota Jazz Club

“Todd Clouser in coordination with Pez Gordo Gallery and Liga Mac has a huge success on this inaugural ARTS DAY OUT with around 300 kids and their families. Kids met like-minded and interacted with local artists using professional equipment and material while delighting refreshments and having lots of fun.” - BAJA PRESS

“Todd’s care for music is genuine, his love of expression motivating him to fully explore his space in the culture. Whether composing diligently or performing among heroes and legends, he occupies that curious middle ground between his striking talent and his pursuit of humility. In this way, movement is a way of life. The journey is real, and there you will find Todd Clouser enjoying humor, celebrating oddity, and creating exceptional music.” - Musician, Journalist Phil Putnam

“There's no shortage of melody and 1970s-style rock-jazz fusion on his new album, Todd Clouser's A Love Electric.” - Madison Isthmus ”The best thing to happen to Los Cabos since I moved here” - Havana Jazz Club's Sheila Ross

“World famous jazz and funky blues guitarist and Arts Day Out Founder” - Gringo Gazette

“With his youthful looks, Todd Clouser is an accomplished composer and performer, performing an engaging and original blend of jazz, rock, and funk.” - Dakota Jazz Club

“I love (Todd's) angle on music” - Guitarist Peter Sprague

“2nd Arts day Out led by Todd Clouser in coordination with LIGA MAC was a total success!All the great activities of the first and much more this past May 16th. Featuring a chance for our young artists and musicians to interact with some of the area’s finest professionals, showcasing and furthering their talents. Also, the kids has the opportunity to decorate our “YO RECICLO” container for recycling materials and contribute to Los Cabos’ environment.” -- TIENDAS DE PALMILLA

“These guys are really good. Todd Clouser writes catchy tunes that make you want to move.Rock with some groove to it. You should get out and see them now, before you have to pay $50.00 to hear them in concert.” ”This is a really fun band with lots of talent!” - Benny Weinbeck - Internationally recognized jazz musician, producer, composer

  • 20th Century Folk Selections

    Royal Potato Family
    2012
  • A Love Electric

    Ropeadope
    2011
  • Todd Clouser's A Love Electric

    Ropeadope
    2011

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Featured recording “Todd Clouser's A Love Electric”

Todd Clouser's A Love Electric
Ropeadope (2010)

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