Dawn Clement

Piano – Jazz Institute, Advanced Package

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ianist and vocalist Dan Clement has been working with some of the leading artists in jazz and creative music. Just take a look at the personnel list from her most recent release, Tandem (label), which features Dawn performing duets with Julian Priester, Matt Wilson, Mark Taylor, Johnaye Kendrick, and Michael Glynn. With her joyful presence, consummate technique, and distinctive sound, Dawn has gained the attention and respect of musicians, critics, and fans around the world. “In all this world of jazz, there are very few individual voices, no matter what the instrument,” legendary trombonist Julian Priester has said. “But Dawn has come up with a voice that’s unique.”

Recently relocating from the Pacific Northwest to Denver, Colorado to become an Assistant Professor and Area Coordinator of the Jazz and American Music Department at Metropolitan State University of Denver, Dawn is a dedicated music educator. She holds a Bachelor of Music from Cornish College of the Arts and a Masters of Fine Arts in Music Composition from Vermont College of the Arts.

Dawn has performed and recorded with some of the brightest luminaries in contemporary jazz, including Jane Ira Bloom, George Cables, Hadley Caliman, Regina Carter, Jay Clayton, John Clayton, Anat Cohen, Jerome Gray, Benny Green, Mark Helias, Jonathan Bailey Holland, Fung Chern Hwei, Greg August, Andy Jaffe, Ingrid Jensen, Geoffrey Keezer, Diane Moser, Julian Priester, Bobby Previte, Ken Thoms, and many others.

Among her career highlights, Dawn points to invitations to play at the Mary Lou Williams Piano Competition at the Kennedy Center and the International Martial Solal Jazz Piano Competition in Paris; being selected for the IAJE’s first Sisters in Jazz quintet; performing on an US Embassy tour of Peru with the Johnaye Kendrick Quartet; premiering works at Symphony Space in NYC; teaching at the Centrum Jazz Workshop in Port Townsend, WA; and winning three Golden Ear Awards from Earshot Jazz, as well as being a featured profile in Earshot magazine.

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