"More than 50 percent of kids who play an instrument go on to college, yet music education programs at the inner city public schools who need them most continue to be hit hard with budget cuts."
Clemons was a strong advocate and supporter of Home Safe, a non-profit organization helping victims of child abuse and domestic violence. Each year, Home Safe serves more than 15,000 infants, children and families in south Florida.
"The calm mind allows one to connect with the inner self, the Soul, the very source of our being. That's where the music lives. That's where my music comes from."
CLARENCE CLEMONS' ULTIMATE IMPACT WAS CHANGING THE FACE OF SAXOPHONE PLAYERS FOR EVERYONE. HIS NEW JOB, PLAYING IN A ROCK BAND WAS CONTROVERSIAL FOR PEOPLE IN THE EARLIER 70's, FOR A LARGE BLACK MAN TO BE PLAYING A BAND INSTRUMENT IN A ROCK BAND.