Upcoming shows!

Wednesday September 20th, 9-12 at the Owl Shop in New Haven with the Hawkins Jazz Collective.

Thursday September 21st, 5:30-8:30 at the Flatiron Room in Manhattan with Alina Engibaryan.

Saturday September 23rd, 10:30-12:30 at St. Mazie in Williamsburg with Carte Blanche.

Monday September 25th, 8:30-11 at Macao Trading Co. in TriBeCa with Carte Blanche.

Tuesday September 26th, 5:30-8:30 at the Flatiron Room in Manhattan with Alina Engibaryan.

Wednesday September 27th, 9-12 at the Owl Shop in New Haven with the Hawkins Jazz Collective.

Sunday October 1st, 5:30-8:30 at the Flatiron Room in Manhattan with Alina Engibaryan.

September Gigs

September 18th at Antique Garage in TriBeCa, duo with Andrew Renfroe from 7-10.

September 19th and 26th at the Intercontinental Barclay Hotel in midtown Manhattan with Carte Blanche from 6:30-9:30.

September 20th and 27th at the Owl Shop in New Haven with the Hawkins Jazz Collective from 9-12.

September 25th at Macao in lower Manhattan with Carte Blanche from 9-12.

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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