The CieL Experience combines the styles of R&B, swing, hip-hop, and traditional haitian music, rooted in the harmonies and improvisation of the American jazz tradition. Saxophonist and band leader, Claudens Louis, explores the infinite possibilities of these genres by presenting fresh compositions and arrangements accessible to a wide range of listeners. Each piece is a personal extension of his soul. No matter your background or taste, The CieL Experience is guaranteed to resonate well beyond the last note.
Born in Miami, FL, Haitian-American Claudens Louis began playing the saxophone at age 13, he continued his studies, acquiring his degree in Music from Miami-Dade College. He then continued his studies at Florida International University, where he studied Jazz Performance under world renowned saxophonist, Gary Campbell. Claudens has shared the knowledge he has acquired in his studies by conducting clinics and masterclasses at several universities and music programs around the world as a teaching artist.
Claudens is also an active performing artist, his experience includes performances with stellar legendary artists such as 5-time Grammy Award winner Shaun Martin of Snarky Puppy, Jason Derulo, Wyclef Jean, Black Violin, Prince’s MonoNeon, PostModern Jukebox’s Sarah Reich and Drew Tucker, to name a few. Claudens has been touring the globe with a number of these legendary artists but also with his own original project, The CieL Experience. He continues to impress audiences around the world with his high-energy performances, distinct style of improvisation, and original compositions.
Claudens released his debut album of original works entitled “Progression” in October of 2018. Shortly after, he was featured on his second album “The New Standard” as a member of the modern jazz fusion collective, Drew Tucker and The New Standard. Claudens Louis and his unique style will continue to provoke much conversation in all music circles as he elevates his stature as a versatile jazz-world music artist.