Englar & Englar Jazz Duo

Father and son Clayton and Greg Englar

About Englar and Englar:

Clayton Englar (sax & flute):

Dad Clayton has been living in Olney for over 11 years. After performing in and around the San Francisco area during the late 70’s, where he also studied with legendary saxophonist Joe Henderson, he moved to Silver spring in 1980. He has played actively in the greater DC/MD area as well as New York, Philadelphia, and Atlanta since the early 80’s, with an eclectic mix of jazz, blues, big band, Latin, African and pop music groups, including several years with the D.C. Jazz Workshop Orchestra and a three year stint as lead sax with Doc Scantlin’s Imperial Palms Orchestra. Clayton also has several groups of his own: the popular Windmill Saxophone Quartet, the jazz/world/fusion sextet Equinox, and the classical flute and guitar duo Con Moto. He has produced 3 albums with Windmill and 1 with Equinox – including 2 here on Global View Music. Over the past 2 years, Clayton has also been performing at various clubs, festivals and other events in the DC-Baltimore area with the Afrobeat band Elikeh.

Greg Englar (guitar):

Son Greg is a jazz guitarist who recently received his BA from New York University in Jazz Performance. He began playing guitar at age 9, and by high school had developed a love for jazz music. In addition to playing with the Eubie Blake High School Jazz Ensemble, he also began to perform in the MD and DC area regularly with the James Bazen Big Band, alongside his father. During his junior year of high school Greg began studying privately with DC jazz guitar legend Paul Wingo. Locally, Greg has also performed with his father’s group Equinox, as well as the Capital
Focus Jazz Band; in NYC with the NYU Jazz Repertoire Big Band, The New York Youth Symphony Jazz Band Classic; and last spring in Italy with the New York-Italia Connection. More recently, he has studied with John Scofield, Randy Johnston, Peter Bernstein, and Bruce Arnold.
Visit Greg’s website at: http://www.gregenglar.com.


Exerpts from Englar and Englar Live – a double CD of selected recordings from several performances in the Baltimore-Washington area during 2009.