Patrick Clahar is a London based saxophonist, composer and educator internationally acclaimed for his work with Incognito, Basia and Bill Bruford.
One of the leading saxophonists of his generation, Pat is a powerful, post-Coltrane tenor player his playing is tempered with a strong sense of melodic improvisation. A leading light of the Julian Joseph Big Band and small group, Pat achieved worldwide recognition as the sax player with Bill Bruford's Earthworks. Long established and sought after on the studio scene, Pat’s also worked with the likes of Jazz Jamaica, Jason Rebello and Steve Grossman. As well as a performer Pat is also an experienced and respected educator and is widely respected throughout the jazz community.
Other credits include: James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Omar, Harvey Mason, Bill Cobham, Joss Stone, Patti Labelle, The Headhunters, Lou Reed, Light of the World, Mica Paris and Carleen Anderson.
1 to 1 online/in person saxophone lessons, remote recording/tracking sessions, mixing/mastering and production and more....
All levels welcome from beginner to advanced for 1 on 1 lessons in person or via Zoom tailored to your individual requirements. Jazz theory and improvisation as well as classical repertoire and ABRSM and Trinity grade exams with 100% pass rate.
Committed to Quality
Remote saxophone sessions and tracking from my state of the art recording studio using LogicproX.
MIXING/MASTERING AND PRODUCTION
Get your tracks sounding balanced, clean and loud to compete with commercially released productions with a full array of the latest plugins and 35 years experience in the music industry.
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Word on the Street
Patrick is an extraordinary musician whose technical prowess is such that the music is never compromised.....he can also sight-read everything!
Michael Csanyi-Wills Film Music Composer/Producer
Patrick Clahar is one of the U.K's finest saxophonists. His technical mastery is astonishing and his sound is warm and beautiful. He is respected and admired by his students for imbuing them with these qualities. Patrick instils awareness and confidence through his guidance and care which ensures his students always excel in exams and performance.
Sahana Gero M.B.E. Artistic Director World Heart Beat Music Academy
It is rare to find a musician of Patrick’s prodigious talent and profile who is also a great teacher. Patrick has inspired, motivated, guided and supported my son, from his first tentative notes on the saxophone as ten year old, to achieving a place at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music to study Jazz. What makes Patrick exceptional is that through music he teaches his students an approach to life in general which is rooted in dedication, collaboration and self belief.
Susan Chin Parent of Trinity Laban Conservatoire Alumnus
Patrick plays with a warmth, clarity and authority that accompanies a searing and searching musicality. His love of music shines through in everything he plays whether it be pop, RnB or jazz and always of the highest calibre.
He is my first call in all of my bands because he is quick,prepared, professional and uniquely creative on all woodwinds, especially his beloved tenor and soprano saxophones.