Dawn Clement


Format: CD
Label: Origin Records
UPC: 0805558274923
Catnr: ORIGIN 82749
Release date: 09 February 2018
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Origin Records
Catalogue number
ORIGIN 82749
Release date
09 February 2018

About the album

In duets with the legendary trombonist Julian Priester, drummer Matt Wilson, vocalist Johnaye Kendrick and others, Clement enjoys intimate conversations through jazz compositions by Monk & Tristano, her own originals, and classics such as "My Ideal," "In the Wee Small Hours," and "I Think of You." The result is a collection so fresh and raw it’s as if the listener has eaves-dropped on these musician’s most guarded secrets. It’s Clement's unique ability to tap into that vulnerability that makes her music so relevant and resonant.
Im Duett mit dem legendären Posaunisten Julian Priester, dem Schlagzeuger Matt Wilson, dem Sänger Johnaye Kendrick und anderen genießt Clement intime Gespräche durch Jazzkompositionen von Monk & Tristano, eigene Originale und Klassiker wie "My Ideal", "In the Wee Small Hours" und "I Think of You". Das Ergebnis ist eine Kollektion, die so unverbraucht und roh ist, als hätte der Zuhörer die geheimsten Geheimnisse dieses Musikers ausspioniert. Es ist Clements einzigartige Fähigkeit, diese Verwundbarkeit zu nutzen, die ihre Musik so relevant und resonant macht.


The musical delicacy and vivaciousness of pianist/composer Dawn Clement has been heard in some of the world's most premier venues including Carnegie Hall, Le Conservatoire Superieur in Paris, and Seattle's Benaroya Hall, as well as numerous clubs (including Sweet Rhythm and Tonic), art museums, and theaters. Dawn has also toured the U.S. with a number of projects including the Sabella Consort, the Rubin/Clement Piano Dialogues, and with NYC saxophonist, Jane Ira Bloom.

In August of 2003, Dawn released her first album, "Hush," on Conduit Records, and "Break" on Origin in 2008, featuring bassist Dean Johnson and the great Matt Wilson on drums. Other highlights include performing at the Kennedy Center (Washington D.C.) as one of the top five finalists in the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Piano Competition, an invitation to compete at the 3rd International Martial Solal Jazz Piano Competition in Paris, France (2002), Earshot Jazz awards for "Best Emerging Artist" (2000), "Best Jazz Quartet" and "Best album" for her performance with the legendary trombonist Julian Priester (In Deep End Dance), and a nomination for "Earshot Jazz Record of the Year" (2004) for Hush. She has performed with such notable artists as Pharaoh Sanders, Edmonia Jarrett, Nancy King, Ingrid Jensen, Louis Moutin, Hadley Caliman, Buddy Catlett, John Clayton, Ron Steen, Chuck Deardorf, Reed Whitwell, Mercer Ellington, Jane Ira Bloom, Bobby Previte, and Herbie Hancock.

Dawn's sound has been heard extensively on the radio. She has had interviews and live performances on Seattle's KEXP (Sonarchy Radio), KBCS (The Don and Bud Show) and KUOW (The Beat), and her music regularly receives radio play around the world. She has also been featured in articles for 5/4 magazine, All About Jazz (NY and Italy), Earshot Jazz (Seattle), Jazz Times, and Hot House. Dawn is currently on the faculty of Cornish College of the Arts and maintains a rigorous performance schedule.



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