Mat Clasen

Mat Clasen

Composer Saxophonist Flutist

Mat Clasen

has been working for over 35 years as a freelance saxophonist, flutist and increasingly as a composer of chamber music works as well as jazzy and funky pieces. During his career he played and recorded for James Last, Otto Waalkes, Regy Clasen, Jan Delay, Sasha, Helene Fischer and many other renowned artists. Mat can be heard as a studio musician on over 120 recordings of various genres. For some time he has been performing his spectacular Saxophone Solo Show , which not only incorporates his experiences and onstage an backstage stories as a musician and sideman, but also his many years of work as a poetry slammer. He recorded his current album together with his longtime friend and duo partner Joachim Goerke on the piano. It is titled "Rivers of Gold" and can be acquired - along with a growing selection of Mat's compositions - in his website shop .


Timo Blunck (Director BLOOD audio):

"Mat Clasen is not only a master of the instrument, but also a reliable force in organization, notation and arrangement. His uncomplicated manner and his understanding of the always tight deadlines make him a regular guest with us. Also, he's no idiot - he intuitively understands genre and stylistic interpretation, plus he plays with passion and, if need be, even humor!"

Michy Reincke (singer-songwriter, label boss Tintin music):

"For years, Mat Clasen has been my first address when it comes to brass arrangements, saxophone and flute playing. The musical results are always inspired by professionalism.”

Ingmar Rehberg (Executive Producer Yessian – New York – Detroit – Los Angeles – Hamburg):

"Mat is always a great enrichment for the production - not only as a multifaceted and virtuoso saxophonist, but also as a source of advice and ideas during the session."

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