For more than 15 years Clive has been the resident drummer at The East Side Jazz Club London where he has supported many of the country’s top jazz musicians including Kenny Wheeler, Peter King, Ian Carr, John Etheridge, Alan Barnes, Jason Yarde , Steve Williamson and many others.
He started playing in Blues, Rock and Pop bands supporting bands including Fleetwood Mac, Free, the Nice, Chicken Shack, the Third Ear Band etc and developed a love of jazz when he heard Thelonoius Monks “Straight No Chaser”.
He studied with top American drummer Clifford Jarvis –ex- John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Chet Baker, Archie Shepp, Sun Ra –and Britains premier drum teacher Bob Armstrong.
He founded the East Side Jazz club in 1994, and is the founder and Director of the international French Jazz Summer School since 1995 and The Cuban Music School in Havana Cuba since 2000.
Since 2012 he has led The Clive Fenner Quintet and Quartet featuring Jim Watson, Martin Hathaway, Mark Ridout, and Geoff Gascoyne.
The band has recorded 2 Cd’s—“ Get It! “ and “ Get up ! “ on the Jazzizit Label and which are available for purchase on this site.