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Solo Piano Concert May 5, 2013
The Gateway Arts Foundation presents award-winning Canadian jazz pianist and composer Alex Clements who will be performing an afternoon of original piano music from his solo CD Emily's Song as well as arrangements of Gershwin and Michel Legrand. This is a rare opportunity to hear Clements up close and personal in an intimate solo piano setting. Clements is known for his dynamic, virtuosic improvisations in the tradition of Keith Jarrett's solo piano concerts.
Clements has dazzled audiences around the world and most recently with his Latin jazz sextet at the Starbright Theatre featuring his music ranging from fun and sprightly to emotional and lyrical. Clements performances demonstrate a kaleidoscope of influences from Classical, jazz, Latin, World, Gospel, and Pop. He currently performs five nights a week with Cirque du Soleil's 'O'. Clements has performed at numerous jazz festivals including the Montreal International Jazz Festival. His talent and dedication brought him to the concert halls in Paris where he competed twice in the Martial Solal International Jazz Piano Competition. One of Clements’ highest accomplishments is an Alberta Achievement Award, which was presented to him by the Government of Alberta.
Alex Clements paints in watercolor tones on Emily's Song, a heartfelt solo piano disc that puts the Alberta based composer's graceful melodicism front and center. - Jazz Times
Alex Clements’ new CD entitled, Emily’s Song, is an intimate solo piano performance that indubitably sets this talented Pianist/Composer as one to watch for great things. - Carmel DeSoto, Jazz Police
Alex Clements borrows from the best of classical and contemporary jazz delivering an inspirational performance on Waiting for You. An exceptional pianist, his innovative charts provides a soft and warm setting to music that’s full of strong vibrant rhythms played with a touch of class. - Edward Blanco, ejazznews.com