Tenor, Soprano, Alto and Baritone Saxophone
C Flute and Alto Flute
Clarinet and Bass Clarinet
Los Angeles, CA
Born in England 1955, Benn Clatworthy grew up in
London. Active in the London music scene during
the 1970's, he moved to Los Angeles in 1980
where he studied Saxophone, Flute, and Clarinet
with Phil Sobel. In the late 80's he was
recommended for Horace Silver's band, Horace in
turn recommended Benn to discovery records
resulting in his first CD release as a leader
In addition to his work as a solo artist, Benn leads a quartet and also the band System 6. He has appeared on many albums over the span of a 43 year career.
Clatworthy has performed with;
Jimmy Cleveland, The Los Angeles Philharmonic
Orchestra, Billy Higgins, Otmaro Ruiz, Cab
Calloway, Donald "Duck" Bailey, The Temptations,
Alex Acuna, Larry Gales, Cedar Walton, Bobby
Shew, Roy McCurdy, The Platters, Ernie Andrews,
Francisco Aguabella, Tony Inzalaco, Albert "Tootie"
Heath, Pete Christlieb, Jimmy Branly, Cecilia
Coleman, The Coasters, The Mills Brothers, Ray
Armando, Cyndi Lauper, Henry "The Skipper"
Franklin, Lawrence Marable, John Heard, Martin
Drew, Art Hillary, Donald Dean, Johnny Hammond
Smith, Frank Strazzeri, John Beasley, Kei Agagi,
Joey Sellers, Eric Reed, Willie Jones III, Barbara Morrison, Herlin Riley and many others...