As a trumpet player, he has performed, toured, and recorded with a wide variety of jazz musicians and pop artists. He was a member of Bob Belden’s acclaimed experimental jazz group, Animation, which recorded and performed throughout the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. Following a groundbreaking tour to Iran in 2015, the group garnered press in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times and the Boston Herald. In the DFW area, he is a sought after soloist and recording musician and maintains a busy career as a freelance performer.
He has held trumpet clinics throughout DFW, performed at International Association of Jazz Educators (IAJE), the Jazz Education Network (JEN), and also teaches privately in his studio.
Mr. Clagett holds degrees from the University of Miami (Coral Gables) (B.M.) in studio music and jazz and the University of North Texas (M.M.) in jazz studies.