Cleave Guyton

Clarinet, Flute, Saxophones

Cleave Guyton is a professional musician who plays the saxophones, flutes and clarinet. He has been fortunate to have worked with artists such as: Joe Henderson, Nat Adderley, Abby Lincoln, Sandra Reaves Phillips, Lionel Hampton, Spike Lee, Joe Williams, Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, The Mingus Big Band and many more. He is currently a member and lead alto saxophonist in the world renowned Lionel Hampton Orchestra, he has traveled the world with the orchestra extensively and has been a member in good standing since 1989. Mr. Guyton is also a member of the Spirit of Life Ensemble and has toured and recorded extensively with the ensemble.

Now that he has years of experience under his belt, his vision is to perform and record original compositions with his band and is looking forward to putting forth the finest expression of emotion through his music in his own inimitable style.

Mr. Guyton got a B.A. in Jazz Performance cum Laude from Berklee College of Music and an Associate’s of Arts in Science and Music Performance cum Laude from Suffolk County Community.