N. Glenn Davis

Born: October 29, 1952    Primary Instrument: Drums

N. Glenn Davis

N. Glenn Davis is a recording artist, drummer,composer, and educator. Davis's debut CD, The N Glenn Davis Quartet A Different View was released by the Jazzed Media label in 2007 and features ten of his compositions. Davis's 2009 release on Jazzed Media, The N. Glenn Davis Quintet Come Right In, features the legendary Phil Woods

Phil Woods
Phil Woods
sax, alto
on alto sax, Mark Soskin
Mark Soskin
Mark Soskin
on piano, Dean Johnson on bass, Jack Schantz on trumpet and flugelhorn, and Dave Sterner on alto and soprano saxophones.The quintet performs eight Davis compositions and two jazz classics. Glenn's latest release What Could Be is a piano trio featuring Mark Soskin, Peter Dominguez and Glenn Davis titled, “What Could Be”, on the Speak Jazz label....
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”Glenn Davis lets his splendid compositional skills and purposeful timekeeping speak for themselves on A Different View... A sharp and synchronous quartet that makes listening a pleasure.” --Jack Bowers, All About Jazz

“Glenn has not taken the easy path in just recording jazz classics, as on this Cd he wrote all but one if the compositions. What sets aside Davis' maiden effort is a maturity by it's leader in combining lyrical playing with classy arrangements.” --Jeff Krow, Audiophile Audition

“The N. Glenn Davis Quartet... A wonderful jazz CD, well recorded with exceptional playing.”

“If you dig some straight ahead playing by some cats who know how to make jazz sound like jazz, then A Different View is for you.” --Joe Lang, Jersey Jazz Newsletter

“It's really the material that's the star of Glenn Davis' new 11 track CD... the numbers have the easy charm and accessibility of standards.” --Anastasia Pantsios, Cleveland Free Times

“This CD represents a thoroughly professional mainstream group playing originals that show variety and are executed with skill.” --Cadence Magazine

“This is a highly accomplished debut, all original material, and played with a kind of easy confidence that only comes from regular gigging together.” --The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings

As a Leader

The N. Glenn Davis Quartet " A Different View"
Jazzed Media
Tracks: The Happy People; Distant Celebration; Monday Night Jam; Sliding; In Pasing; Ashley's Samba; Hometown Waltz; Passion Walk; Eadie Is A lady; Bright Roads; It's Late.
Personnel: N. Glenn Davis: drums. Larry Porter: piano.Dallas Coffey: bass. Dave Sterner:saxophones

The N. Glenn Davis Quintet with special guest Phil Woods "Come Right In"
Jazzed Media
Tracks: A Different Day; Come Right In; Fumba Rumba; Just A Tadd; Warm Smile; If You Could See Me Now; Wakin Up Blues; Time Remembered; Alex's Song; Minor Backup.
Personnel: N. Glenn Davis: drums. Phil Woods: alto saxophone. Dave Sterner: alto saxophone. Jack Schantz: trumpet/flugelhorn.Mark Soskin: piano. Dean Johnson: bass.

What Could Be - The N. Glenn Davis Trio
Speak Jazz
Tracks: What Could Be; The Dolphin;Chutes and Ladders; North Coast;Blackberry Winter;Night Rain;17(Seventeen);Little One;Sometime Ago;.
Personnel: N. Glenn Davis: drums.Mark Soskin:piano. Peter Dominguez:bass..

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Twinsburg, OH

Bachelor of Music Berklee College of Music and Masters of Music Education University of Akron. Recording artist, composer, drummer, and educator. Available for master classes, clinics and private instruction.

Clinic/Workshop Information:
N. Glenn Davis holds a Bachelor of Music from The Berklee College of Music and a Masters of Music Education from The University of Akron. Glenn is a versitle drummer, recording artist, composer , and educator with a willingness to share his experience and knowledge with students of all levels. Glenn's years of private teaching combined with his teaching music in the Cleveland Metropolitian Schools for twelve years make him a highly valuable clinician. Clinic topics may include, jazz improvisation, drumming techniques and styles, ensemble performance. Clinics and performances can be taylored for all age groups.

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