University of Vermont

Department of Music and Dance

Faculty - Clyde Stats

Clyde Stats

Clyde Stats, Lecturer
Contemporary music history and literature

  • M.A. (Jazz Studies), Vermont College of Norwich University
  • B.A. (Concentration in Music and Literature), University of Chicago

Contact Information
Email: Clyde Stats

Clyde Stats "cut his musical teeth" performing with a variety of blues artists such as Howlin' Wolf, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, and Otis Rush in Chicago in the 1960's. Since settling in Vermont, he has played every style of popular music from bluegrass to jazz with groups such as Banjo Dan and the Midnite Plowboys, the Sneakers Jazz Band, James Harvey's H-Mob, and PoJazz. He has studied with internationally known jazz bassists George Mraz and Santi Debriano, and has accompanied jazz legends Mose Allison, Bobby Watson, and James Carter in their Vermont appearances. Currently, he performs regularly with Paul Asbell and the Will Patton Ensemble, and can be heard on CD's by these artists, as well as trombonist Dan Silverman's "Silverslide" CD (which also features saxophonist Joe Lovano and vocalist Judi Silvano) and on the soundtrack of the award-winning independent film "Man With a Plan."

Clyde has been teaching courses in the history of popular music at UVM since 1995. He currently teaches History of Rock and Roll, Blues and Related Traditions, Introduction to Jazz History, and Music and Culture of New Orleans, both online and in the classroom.

Faculty Directory

D. Thomas Toner, Department Chair
Paul Asbell, Jazz Guitar
Steve Blair, Jazz Harmony
Joe Capps, Jazz Guitar
Nadine Carpenter, Oboe
Tom Cleary, Jazz Piano
Sarah Cullins, Voice
Amber deLaurentis Cleary, Jazz Voice
Melissa Dickerson, Voice
Steve Ferraris, Djembe
David Feurzeig, Theory
Anne Janson, Flute
Patricia Julien, Theory, Jazz
Steve Klimowski, Clarinet
Yutaka Kono, Orchestra
Matt LaRocca, Piano, Theory
John Mantegna, Guitar
Andrew Moroz, Jazz Trombone
David Neiweem, Voice, Choirs, Organ
Natalie Neuert, Arts Management
Paul Orgel, Piano
Sylvia Parker, Piano, Theory
Stuart Paton, Taiko Drumming
Suzanne Polk, Cello
Evelyn Read, Violin/Viola
Patricia Riley, Music Ed.
Chris Rivers, Wind Ensemble
John Rivers, Jazz Bass
Lori Salimando-Porter, trombone
Jeff Salisbury, Drums
Wayne Schneider, History
Heidi Soons, Harp
Clyde Stats, History
Alex Stewart, Jazz
Emily Taubl, Cello
Joshua Thompson, Horn
William Tilley, Bass
D. Thomas Toner, Band, Percussion
Ray Vega, Trumpet, Jazz
Jason Whitcomb, Trumpet
Robert Wigness, Trombone
Zach Williamson, sound production
Julie Wolfe, bassoon
Michael Zsoldos, Saxophone