All About Jazz

Home » Musicians » Felice Clemente

Felice Clemente

My passion for music grew naturally in a family environment where music was the air that we breathed, thanks to my grandfather, a clarinetist.

Under his guidance I started my journey with the clarinet, then I continued my studies at the Conservatory of Milan with Maestro Tessari. Soon I obtained my degree.

However, my classical studies had only opened a door for me, leading to the immense musical world that was to be my life. I discovered JAZZ and the saxophone! At that point I began my studies with the saxophonists Paolo Tomelleri, Pietro Tonolo and Tino Tracanna, and graduated with flying colours under the guidance of Maestro Tracanna.

Since then, I have never stopped, between masterclasses, teaching qualifications, recording records, and engaging in collaborations with amazing artists…

I could tell you all about it with plenty of details (although for those is best to refer to my “official biography“), but I would rather mention only one particular episode.

I remember it as if it was yesterday. It was May 10, 2001, the day I first met my idol, my inspiration, a musician that until that moment I had only had the chance to listen through his records: Sonny Rollins.

A man who together with a few other musicians has made the history of jazz. After listening to his music in a memorable concert at the Teatro Valli in Reggio Emilia, a wonderful performance, so full of emotion, I was lucky enough to be able to talk to him for over an hour, and I was truly enchanted by this man, and his incredible passion. There and then, I felt like I completely understood what my path was going to be…jazz. Within a year, I recorded my first album, under my own name.

Read more


Album Review
  • Solo by Neri Pollastri
Album Review
Read more articles



Crocevia Di Suoni


Mino Legacy

Crocevia Di Suoni


6:35 AM

Crocevia Di Suoni



Shop Amazon

All About Jazz needs your support

All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded albums and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, limited reopenings and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary step that will help musicians and venues now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the sticky footer ad). Thank you!

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.