Northwest pianist/composer/vocalist Dawn Clement has established herself as one of the most sought after jazz musicians working today. With her
joyful presence, consummate technique and distinctive sound, Clement has gained the attention and respect of musicians, critics and fans through the
US and abroad.
Dawn’s jazz piano career trajectory has been steady, if not dazzling. Dawn recently completed a 6 week tour with Motema recording artist Rene Marie
and has performed and recorded with some of the brightest luminaries in contemporary jazz including: Jane Ira Bloom, Ingrid Jensen, Julian Priester,
Matt Wilson, Bobby Previte, and John Clayton.
As a recording artist, Dawn has released 5 CD’s to date. With her most recent release Tempest/Cobalt, Dawn expands her creative reach into contemporary pop and steps into the light as a songwriter. Charlie Smith, who produced and played on the album, describes it as “Ahmad Jamal playing duets with Blossom Dearie except they’re in modern-day Brooklyn having drinks with Dirty Projectors and Sufjan Stevens.” In addition to performing and recording, Dawn is an adjunct instructor at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, where she also received her Bachelors of Music (2000). And in addition to teaching, Dawn is currently working towards the completion of a Masters of Fine Arts in Music Composition from Vermont College of Fine Arts (August, ’15).