ECHO Featured Composer: Dave Glenn

Dave Glenn, DGDirector of Jazz Studies and professor of low brass at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington received a Bachelor of Music in Trombone performance from North Texas State University and a Master of Music in composition from the University of Northern Colorado. Dave Glenn spent 11 years as a professional trombonist in New York City. While there, he played for ten years with the Gerry Mulligan Concert Jazz Band and toured estensively with Bill Watrous’ Manhattan Wildlife Refuge, Diana Ross and Lou Rawls. Dave also subbed with Chuck Mangione, Blood, Sweat and Tears and the Mel Lewis Orchestra. He has recorded with the Ed Palermo Band, the fusion group Cosmology, pop artist Dean Friedman, blues artist Rusty Cloud and was on the Grammy-award winning recording Walk on the Water by the Gerry Mulligan Concert Jazz Band. Dave Glenn has also released a CD, “Dave Glenn Little Big Band – Journeys”. He has also recently composed three works for orchestra. “Christmas Fantasy for Orchestra and Jazz Sextet” was premiered in December 1998 by the Walla Walla Symphony, “A Day at Carnaval” was premiered in April 2000 by the Mid-Columbia Symphony and “Artist Portraits” was premiered by the Walla Walla Symphony in March 2001. Dave Glenn is an endorsing artist for C.G. Conn.

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