Clark Bondy, Saxophone
Whitman College Hall of Music
As one of the Northwest's accomplished saxophonists, it's Clark Bondy's versatility that deserves attention. Though working as a band-leader and soloist in an array of concerts, studio sessions, private engagements, clubs, and churches, Clark is much in demand as a private studio instructor, clinician and guest artist. Clark has performed throughout North America for scores of events, with international recording artists like Tracy Grammar, Natalie Cole, The Four Freshman & the Oregon Symphony. He is the Saxman for the Shanghai Woolies & Hit Machine, and freelance session musician on hundreds of commercial and published recordings for corporations like Nike, Cinemark, and Wee Sing® which has sold over 65 million worldwide.
He directed the award-winning bands of the Whiskey Hill Jazz Club (1991-2011), instrumental music at Damascus Christian School (1992-2006), Central Catholic High School (1998-2002), and is Artist in Residence administrating the technology, music, and leadership classes at the Mayer Christian Schools in Gresham, OR. Clark serves on the woodwind faculties of Northwest colleges and music schools. Mr. Bondy has also worked as an Associate Pastor of Music and Youth with a degree in education.
Mr. Bondy's students are perennial outstanding soloists at regional jazz festivals, finalists at district and state solo competitions, and performers in honor ensembles like the International Grammy Jazz Band, the Portland Youth Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Youth Symphony, All-State, and All-Northwest concert and jazz bands. In addition, many have gone on to pursue careers in music winning scholarships to universities in a dozen states, and to conservatories such as Wheaton, Berklee, New England, and Paris.
Clark's spiritual journey has always led him to share with others whatever God has blessed him with and the loss of 100 lbs. is no exception. Clark & his wife Elizabeth also work together as Certified Health Coaches, helping hundreds of clients across the U.S. & Canada reclaim their health as the SkinnysaxmanTM Team since 2008. See www.clarkbondy.com for more.