Chris Clark, MM

Chris Clark


Chris Clark is a saxophonist and instructor based in Reno, Nevada. Equally comfortable performing in a wide variety of settings ranging from traditional, straight-ahead and modern jazz to free improvisation and pop/contemporary styles, he has established himself as a versatile and unique player within the realm of creative music. Chris is an active educator and has directed large and small jazz ensembles at the university level in addition to coaching high-school ensembles and maintaining a private teaching studio for the past 15 years. Chris earned his Bachelor of Music degree in jazz studies from the University of Oregon and his Master of Music degree in jazz and improvisational music from the University of Nevada, Reno where he is currently a faculty member as an instructor of large jazz ensemble, jazz history and saxophone.


  • MM, jazz and improvisational music, University of Nevada, Reno
  • BM, jazz studies, University of Oregon