Joy Guidry


New York, NY
4 Played at 4 groupmuses!

Joy Guidry



Radical self-love, compassion, laughter and the drive to promote and amplify Black art-makers and noise-makers are at the core of Clifton Joseph Guidry III’s work. The New York City-based bassoonist, composer, and activist excels in many spheres, with performances hailed by the San Diego Tribune as “lyrical and haunting… hair-raising and unsettling…” Clifton is not only a versatile and acclaimed bassoonist, but they are also an improviser and composer of experimental and daring new works that proclaim Clifton’s love of storytelling. In all aspects of his work, Clifton is supporting, hiring and promoting Black artists within their practice. In honoring their ancestors and those who came before them Clifton’s compositions channel their inner child.


experimental, Improvisation

Past groupmuses (4)

  • Planetary Music Virtual Premiere

    Darkness is a Myth

    Saturday, May 29, 2021 7:30 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Brooklyn
    • Composers: Clifton Joey Guidry III
    • Instruments: Bassoon
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $10+ at event

    Happened about 3 years ago

  • Virtual Premiere

    The Moving Orchestra Presents: Collaboration Extravaganza

    Saturday, Nov 28, 2020 7:00 PM EST

    • Neighborhood: New York, NY
    • Composers: Telemann, Faure, Gounod, and more!
    • Instruments: Multi-Genre Ensemble
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 3 years ago

  • Planetary Music Virtual Livestream

    Lost Melodies: A Celebration of Black Musicians

    Saturday, Jun 20, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: West Village
    • Composers: White, Coltrane, Colon, Dunston, Guidry
    • Instruments: Bassoon, Double Bass, EWI, Violin, Piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $10+ at event

    Happened about 4 years ago

  • Virtual Livestream

    Reeds, Strings, Keys, Oh My! (For Every Wonderful Mother Out There)

    Saturday, May 9, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Stream from home
    • Composers: Janáček, Bach, Abondano
    • Instruments: Flute, Bassoon, Violin, Piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $10+ at event

    Happened about 4 years ago