Photo by Kaitlan O'Donnell

Photo by Kaitlan O'Donnell

The Clock Reads, hailing from Pittsburgh, PA, is a Jazz-Rock outfit that draws on a diverse range of musical tastes to form their unique sound. Formed in 2013 and fully fledged by 2014, the band is comprised of graduates from the University of Pittsburgh. With roots in jazz, funk, latin, and classic rock, each member of The Clock Reads brings a unique background of influences and tastes, creating a collaboration of avant grooves and improvisational melodies.



Jason Greenlaw :: Guitar/Vocals

John O'Brien :: Guitar/Vocals

Michael Berger :: Bass/Vocals

Steve Ippolito :: Drums/Vocals 



“In a refreshing way [The Clock Reads] has brought Pittsburgh to the jam world, rather than the jam world coming to Pittsburgh. Over the past two years, the band members have dedicated and progressed their talents in the Steel City and are now catching the eyes and ears of jam lovers across the country.” – The Grateful Web
Listed as one of Pittsburgh's “best up-and-coming bands of 2016" by CBS Pittsburgh.

“At the Musical Madness Stage, The Clock Reads carried us into the evening with their jazz-influenced jams, drawing in a solid crowd as the sun went down – a perfect segue into Saturday night’s headliner.” – Some Kind of Jam Review (The Jamwich)

 “In the live setting, you will be won over by the rhythm section’s relentless groove led by Steve Ippolito (Drums) and Michael Berger (Bass). Pair those two with the talented Jason Greenlaw (Guitar) and John O’Brien (Guitar), and you get one of the hardest working, up-and-coming bands in the state. They bring a fresh and energetic sound to each show, hinting at numerous genres while staying true to the jazzy funk that fans have grown to love.”


The Clock crafts their sound from the music that is constantly surrounding their lives. Their arsenal of original tunes is as varied as their musical tastes. The backbone of their sound is formed by tight communication, often allowing the band to transcend the “known” and “recognizable” into uncharted territory. This energy creates an exciting environment for both the band and the audience.

The Clock Reads has quickly made a name for themselves in the local music scene, playing major venues throughout Pittsburgh and continuing to make their rounds in the region’s festival circuit.


Notable Venues Played:

Roxian Theatre :: Pittsburgh, PA

Rex Theater :: Pittsburgh, PA

Mr. Smalls Theatre :: Pittsburgh, PA

World Cafe Live :: Philadelphia, PA

The Ardmore Music Hall :: Ardmore, PA

Thunderbird Cafe :: Pittsburgh, PA

Mainstage Morgantown :: Morgantown, WV

Nietzsche's :: Buffalo, NY

Tellus 360 :: Lancaster, PA

The Mad Tea Party Jam Music Festival

Some Kind of Jam Music Festival


*The Clock Reads has shared the stage with: Dopapod, TAUK, Aqueous, Big Something, The Werks, The Jauntee, and many others...

To hear all of The Clock Reads' live performances, visit their archive.