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.

2009 passed as Clouser's brightest year yet, completing an international tour with legendary trumpeter, arranger, and Grammy nominee Steven Bernstein, the two joining as bandleaders backed by members of Guadalajara's Troker and performing to crowds of a thousand plus. Todd's headlining appearances at Minneapolis' Dakota Jazz Club were another highlight, Todd leading his quartet to a full house at the legendary venue. The year also saw performances with modern blues legend Keb Mo, members of the Billy Joel Band, jazz trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, guitarist Jack Sonni of Dire Straits, and a number of other fine and celebrated musicians. Things came to a close in 2009 at Todd's adopted hometown of San Jose del Cabo's city Plaza for the finest and grandest Arts Day Out yet, Todd's non-profit program to celebrate and inspire the youth of Los Cabos, attended by over a dozen organizations, galleries, and interactive art exhibitors, all provided free to the public.

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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

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