Cleave Guyton is Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance, Berklee College of Music, 1985, Cum Laude, and Master of Music in Jazz Performance, Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College, 2009.
He is a professional musician who plays the saxophones, flutes and clarinet.
He has been fortunate to have worked with artists such as: Aretha Franklin, Abdullah Ibrahim, Joe Henderson, Dizzy Gillespie, The Mingus Big Band, The Duke Ellington Orchestra, Jon Hendricks, The Ray Charles Orchestra, Lionel Hampton, The Count Basie Orchestra, The Cab Calloway Orchestra, Stanley Turrentine, Nat Adderley, Abby Lincoln, Little Jimmy Scott, MaceoParker, Spike Lee, Joe Williams, LateNight with Conan O’Brien, Tito Puente, Ronny Jordan, Cleo Laine, Chaka Khan, The Boys Choir of Harlem and many more.
It is the success of the famous Mark VI model that has widely inspired the design of the Alto Reference. Capable of giving an ample sound while keeping its roundness, characteristic of the historic models. It is a model which combines acoustic tradition and modern manufacturing. It is equipped with a bell slightly longer to open the low notes and produce a better tuning.