Clint Bleil is a composer and saxophonist from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Clint has degrees in Music Education and Saxophone Performance from Slippery Rock University, where he studied under Jason Kush. Clint recently received his master's degree in Studio Jazz Writing from the University of Miami, where he studied composition under Gary Lindsay, John Daversa, and Carlos Rafael Rivera.
Clint has received numerous awards in composition and arranging, most recently winning the National Band Association Young Jazz Composers Composition Contest in 2022. He also has received a Jazz Education Network Young Composer Showcase Award in 2022, an ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award in 2021, and an International Jazz Composers SONIC Award in 2019. His music has been performed throughout the country at the Midwest Clinic, the JEN Convention, the ISJAC Conference, and more. Clint has composed, arranged, and transcribed for multiple different groups and ensembles, including the Airmen of Note, Live From Here with Chris Thile, Sal "The Voice" Valentinetti, Bob Reynolds, Project TRIO, and the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra.
As a saxophonist, Clint has performed and recorded in many different styles and ensembles. He has performed alongside Randy Brecker and Charles Pillow with the South Florida Jazz Orchestra, as well as Troy Roberts, Dave Holland, John Beasley, and Adam Rogers with the award-winning Frost Concert Jazz Band. He has also performed with rock and pop acts, such as the Temptations, Jay and the Americans, Dennis Tufano, and the Shirelles. Clint also has experience in the recording studio, where he served as an additional engineer on John Daversa’s three-time Grammy award-winning album American Dreamers: Voices of Hope, Music of Freedom.
Clint is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at Washington & Jefferson College, where he teaches multiple lessons and classes as well as leads the Jazz and Wind Ensemble. He also offers private woodwind lessons throughout the Pittsburgh area. Clint also is a member of the Pittsburgh pop/rock group, "No Bad Juju." He also regularly performs in the Pittsburgh area with his quartet that focuses on modern jazz arrangements and compositions, as well as a funk/fusion group that he co-leads with his brother.