Known for his fierce and often sultry saxophone sound and astounding virtuosity, New Orleanean Clarence Johnson III enjoys a successful carreer as a recording and performing artist, an educator, and also appears in films and television.

Johnson has appeared on the recordings of such artists at Tori Amos ("Boys for Pele" WEA, 1996), Bruce Hornsby as part of a tribute to Keith Jarret ("Long as You're Living Yours" RCA, 2000), and Davell Crawford ("The B-3 and Me" Rounder Records, 1998). Johnson's resume also includes past work with the Delfeayo Marsalis Quintet, the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Dr. John, members of the Neville Brothers, Allen Toussaint, Jimmy Smith, David "Fathead" Newman, John Scofield, and members of the Meters. Additional he's performed with orchestras that have backed such international acts as Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, Kirk Franklin, Gladys Knight, the O'Jays, Billy Preston, and Wynton Marsalis.