All About Jazz

Home » Musicians » Phil E. Clem

Phil E. Clem Phil E. Clem

Phil E. Clem is all about Music without restrictions, making the connection, touching lives, taking music to new heights, creating new possibilities and stages for Contemporary Instrumental and Nu jazz. Practical connection with music began with his association with Gospel/ Church music in his high school years; beginning with drumming and then the keyboards which was the most inspiring of instruments.

As the only music student out of 13 others, who could remember practically all he has been taught in piano basics after a full month of no classes, exercises, practice or rehearsals he became the only one out of the bunch who was finally taught to play the piano by ear. This was the beginning of the Journey. Self discovery began with his association with Jazz in the later years. The dearth of good coaches along with the zeal to bring strange inspirations to light resulted in being 98 percent self taught starting with: The Book – The Contemporary Keyboardist (by John Novello), Dave Frank, Dave Lamina (Of Berklee School of Music) , James Wrubel. In the course of this the refining of his eclectic musical taste ensued; not fully identifying with distinct acclaimed musical genres but staying afloat in the world of fusion creativity.

His debut studio Album “Radiant” released on October 2012 was his first official release of his Instrumental collections. A nine track album of original ideas and compositions inspired way back in days of the beginnings along sides the current ones.


Tags

Photos

Albums

Album RADIANT by Phil E. Clem

RADIANT

Unknown label
2012

buy

Watch

Shop Amazon

All About Jazz needs your support

Donate
All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, shelter in place 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 effort that will help musicians 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 bottom right video ad). Thank you.

Get more of a good thing

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