Primary Instrument: Saxophone
Dave Glasser has performed extensively with the Clark Terry Quintet since 1995 and with the Count Basie Orchestra (1989-91 under the direction of Frank Foster), Illinois Jacquet (1988, 1991-95), and Barry Harris. He also performs with the Dizzy Gillespie All Stars (Feat. Jon Faddis, Frank Wess, Jimmy Heath, Slide Hampton, James Moody) and was a featured soloist with the Earl May Quartet at the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival in NYC in 2000, 2001, and 2002. For the past three years he has performed as a leader on an annual tour in Frankfurt, Germany, the latter with pianist Hank Jones and performs regularly around NYC and the world.
Mr. Glasser's fourth CD as a leader is due for release in the fall of 2006 on Arbors records. His third CD as a leader (Begin Again - Chiaroscuro records) reached number 17 on the national jazz radio charts and has received high praise from both musicians and critics alike. He has recorded four CD�s as a member of the Clark Terry Quintet, two as a member of the Earl May Quartet, two as a member of the Count Basie Orchestra, and numerous others as a sideman. In addition Mr. Glasser has recorded as a guest soloist with Dario Cellamaro and Werner Bayer in Italy and Germany respectively. For a full list of his recordings please visit his discography page.
As an instructor, Mr. Glasser has been at the New School Jazz program since 1996 teaching Bebop Harmony, Charlie Parker Ensemble, Ear Training and Applied Saxophone. He was a faculty member of the Clark Terry International Institute of Jazz Studies in Le Mars, Iowa from 1995 - 97, has served as a clinician at numerous universities and high schools around the world and has a strong following as a private instructor.
Born and raised in New York City, Dave Glasser is a graduate of the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and the Arts. He received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York and has received extensive instruction from Barry Harris.