Dwayne Clemons was born in Los Angeles, California, July 3rd, 1963; but raised in Dallas,Texas, from infancy. He started playing trumpet at age 8. It was in Dallas where he started his musical apprenticeship under the the likes of, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Cohn, Red Garland, James Clay, Buster Smith, Marchel Ivery, Claude Johnson, et.al. Upon arriving to New York, from 1985, up until the early-nineties, Clemons furthered his apprenticeship with, Clarence"C"Sharpe, Barry Harris, Tommy Turrentine and many more. He also co-leads a quintet with Josh Benko and Sacha Perry, on various occasions. Works with Charles Davis in New York. Most recently, Dwayne has been teaming up with Amanda Sedgwick and Freddie Redd, touring with them in Scandinavia and Copenhagen. Currently, Dwayne host a Monday night set with, Charles Davis, Richard Clements, Murray Wall and Taro Okamoto, at the 11th street bar, in Alphabet City. His influences ranges from Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Fats Navarro and Bud Powell to Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, Don Byas, Freddie Webster, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Fletcher Henderson, Louis Armstrong, Roy Eldridge, et. al. of the like. On October 5th, 2014, Dwayne Clemons moved to Sweden (Stockholm). However, Dwayne still performs at Smalls, whenever he visits the U.S.