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Dwayne Clemons started playing the trumpet at age 8. Born in Los Angeles but raised in Dallas, it was there that he started his musical apprenticeship under the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Cohn, Red Garland and others. From his arrival in New York in 1985 up until the early nineties, Clemons furthered his apprenticeship with Clarence "C" Sharpe, Barry Harris, Tommy Turrentine and many more. His influences range from Dizzy and Bird to Duke and Louis Armstrong. Dwayne Clemons - Live at Smalls was recorded in November 2014.