Jazz Saxophonist Dave Glasser is Guest Artist-in-Residence

November 25, 2008

More Information:
For Media Only: Helene Snihur (585-274-1057, hsnihur@esm.rochester.edu)
For The Public: 585-274-1110

Jazz saxophonist Dave Glasser joins the Eastman School of Music’s Jazz Ensemble at 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, for a concert of student compositions and the music of Duke Ellington from the 1940s and 1950s.

Glasser has performed extensively with the Clark Terry Quintet, the Count Basie Orchestra, saxophonist Illinois Jacquet, and pianist Barry Harris. He also performs with the Dizzy Gillespie All Stars, pianist Hank Jones, saxophonist Bob Mintzer, and many others. He was a featured soloist with the Earl May Quartet at the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival in New York City for three years.

Glasser’s CDs include Above the Clouds, Begin Again, Dreams Askew, and Uh! Oh! He also performs on recordings with the Clark Terry Quintet, Earl May Quartet, Count Basie Orchestra, and others.

A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Glasser is on the faculty of the New School jazz program where, among other courses, he teaches bebop harmony.

As guest artist-in-residence, Glasser will also meet with students.

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Calendar Listing:

Dec. 8
8 p.m.
Eastman Jazz Ensemble. Bill Dobbins, director, with guest artist saxophonist Dave Glasser.
Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St.<br Free