August Gig Schedule

August Gig Schedule

August 19th: Tuscany (Mohegan Sun) duo with Mike Casey 9-11pm

August 22nd: Gin Parlor at the Intercontinental Barclay Hotel with Carte Blanche

August 23rd: Owl Shop with the Hawkins Jazz Collective

August 24th: Antiques Garage TriBeCa duo with Tony Davis


August 27th: Antiques Garage Soho duo with Andrew Renfroe

August 27th: Rockwood Stage 1 with Kristiana Roemer

August 28th: Macao with Carte Blanche

August 29th: Gin Parlor at the Intercontinental Barclay Hotel with Carte Blanche

August 30th: Owl Shop with the Hawkins Jazz Collective

Smietana Concert Promo

Hey guys, here’s a video from the Jarek Smietana Competition and Gala Concert at the Kraków Philharmonic earlier this month in which I was lucky enough to take 2nd prize and meet guitar greats Mike Stern and Peter Bernstein as well as befriend some of the best young guitarists on the scene today. (I play my original composition “Haiti Song” at about 5:10)

Sean Clapis Newsletter (Summer 2017)

Wow! What a productive summer it has been. Upon returning semi-triumphant from the Smietana Jazz Guitar Competition and subsequent performance at the Philharmonic in beautiful Krakow, sojourning, 2nd place trophy in hand, among the shuffling multitudes back to my modest Brooklyn hovel, I endeavored to return to the old country for some Spanish food, wine and good times with fellow musicians and family alike. Somewhere in the melee of gig-cations, hustling, writing new material, meeting musical heroes and befriending some of Europe’s baddest young guitar warriors, I managed to make a significant dent in my new record, which if all goes as planned, will be available before the leaves change colors and the dry goods in my pantry cease to be hot to the touch.

So now, gigs!

This Monday the 24th will see me back at Macao Trading Co. in Tribeca with my old friends Carte Blanche from 8:30-11pm.

Continuing the CB reunion, I’ll be at the Intercontinental Barclay Hotel in Midtown from 6:30-9:30pm on Tuesday the 25th.

On Saturday the 29th, we’ll be playing a show at the Django in the beautiful Roxy Hotel in Tribeca at 10:30pm.

And finally, I’ll be at the legendary Owl Shop with the legendary Hawkins Jazz Collective on both August 2nd and 9th from 9-12.

And check out my new website HERE!!!

Also, the Krakow edition of the podcast HERE!!!

And my album (the old one) right HERE!!!

And while you’re at it, follow me on Instagram HERE! and youtube HERE!

Until next time guys,

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Upcoming Gigs

Greetings humans,

Once again I assault your brains with my mind thoughts, and once again at irregular intervals. Things have been very busy as of late and I apologize for the lack of consistency in both my newsletters and the SEANCAST PODCAST. These past weeks have seen me hurled headlong into my latest endeavor, a new album! More on that later.

Now the gigs!

-Tomorrow June 16th, I will be leading a trio at Scholes St. Studio at 9:30 as part of the 4x Collective.

-I’ll be at the Hotel Hugo in SoHo with Carte Blanche next Thursday and Friday from 8-10. Check the CB page for updates.

-Wednesday the 21st will find me at the Owl Shop in New Haven from 9-12 with the Hawkins Jazz Collective.

And hold on to your fidget spinners folks because I’ve been selected as a semi-finalist at the International Jarek Smietana Jazz Guitar Competition in Krakow Poland at the end of this month. Check out my facebook page and podcast for updates!

Hasta luego,



And check out my album!

Sean Clapis Newsletter (November 2016)

Greetings humans,

As I punch these words feverishly into my touchscreen, the season finale of the hit reality TV series known as “America” draws nearer. Assuming the earth doesn’t split in two and zombies don’t clamber out and devour us, come Tuesday night we will have a new commander in chief…elect.

And now the gigs!

-On Friday November 18th we start off with a double header. First, I’ll be at the Hotel Hugo in SoHo with Carte Blanche from 7-9pm. Then we’re off to the Django at the Roxy Hotel from 10:30-1:30am.

-Wednesday November 23rd and 30th will find me back at my favorite cigar bar/jazz club, The Owl Shop in New Haven with the impeccable HJC from 9-12am.

-On Friday the 25th you can come work off all that turkey and stuffing by dancing at Tavern on the Green. I’ll be there with Fleur Seule from 6-10am.

-On Saturday the 26th I’ll be at Tanner Smith’s also with Fleur Seule from 11-1am.

-On Monday the 28th I’ll be back at Macao with Carte Blanche from 10-12am for our residency.

-Starting off December on Thursday and Friday the 1st and 2nd, I’ll be at the Hotel Hugo with Carte Blanche from 7-9pm for our weekly residency.

-And finally on Sunday the 4th, I’ll be at Scholes Street Studio in Brooklyn with my good friend and musical brother Sebastien Ammann. Also joining us on the bandstand will be the fantastic Allan Mednard and the lovely Adam Cote. We start the party at 12:30pm and there will be lots of incredible music from the 4X Collective after us.

That’s all for now. Back to your regularly scheduled programming.

Sean Clapis
Brooklyn, NY

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And here’s a link to my album

Sean Clapis Newsletter (November 2015)

Greetings fellow humans,

Well well well. It seems fall is finally upon us. Ma’ earth seemed like she might pull a 180 and take us right back into summer for a while there. But now we can look forward to all things November, including football, turkey (or tofurkey) and gigs!

But first, some light reading.

-Owen McNally wrote a wonderful piece about my album which can be read here.

-Seeing Carte Blanche is apparently one of NY’s best fall date ideas. Thanks Elite Daily!

Warm Up To Your SO With These 10 New York City Date Ideas

And now, the gigs!

-On Thursday November 12th, I’ll be playing with Carte Blanche at Pravda, our favorite Russian watering hole from 9-11.

-On Saturday the 14th, I’ll be at Tavern on the Green with Fleur Seule for brunch from 12-4.

-Monday night the 16th will find me back at Macao with my CB fellows from 9:30-12.

-And you can catch us on Tuesday the 17th at The Lamb’s Club in Times Square for dinner at 8.

-Regular hits with the Hawkins Jazz Collective in New Haven will continue at 9pm on Wednesdays this month at the Owl Shop. (11th, 18th and 25th)

-And finally, you can catch CB at Rockwood Stage 2 on Saturday the 21st at midnight.

That’s all for now. Be sure to check out “The Unseen River”, out on RMI and available now via iTunes, Bandcamp and CD Bae


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Sean Clapis Newsletter (October 2015)

Greetings folks,

And so it finally feels like fall. Time to break out your Pumpkin Spice Lattes, (which actually have no pumpkin flavor whatsoever), your Halloween Whoppers, (which contain more green food coloring than a St. Patrick’s Day cake) and do the whip and nae nae on top of a pile of pumpkins.

Here are some gigs!

-On Monday October 12th, Carte Blanche will appear at Macao in Tribeca. 9:30-12 and no cover!

-Tuesday the 13th, I’ll be at Radegast in Williamsburg from 8-11. Also no cover!

-On Wednesday the 14th and the 21st, I’ll be back at the Owl Shop in New Haven with the Hawkins Jazz Collective from 9-12.

-I’m very excited to announce my first duo show with my good friend and colleague Adam Coté, in a band called Clapoté, a name I came up with just now. We’ll be at Pete’s Candy Store on October 22nd at 9pm performing music by Elliot Smith, Jon Brion, George Harrison and maybe some originals as well!

-On Friday the 23rd, my band “Bad Idea” will be at The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, CT. We’ll be playing music from our new album, “The Unseen River”, out now on RMI Records. First set is at 8.

-Saturday the 24th and the 31st will find me back at Tavern on the Green in Central Park with Fleur Seule for brunch at noon on both dates.

-On Wednesday the 28th, Carte Blanche will be at Esperanto in the East Village from 8-11.

-For Thursday the 29th, Clapoté strikes again at The Flat in Williamsburg, making music at 9.

-And finally, Carte Blanche will be making our first appearance at Club Bonafide, Richard Bona’s new jazz club on Friday the 30th. First set is at 9.

That’s all for now. Hope to see you around!



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