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Don Glanden

Don Glanden was born in 1951 in Wilmington, Delaware. He began traditional classical piano lessons at the age of ten with Sarah Miller; within a year he was accompanying the elementary school chorus. He was immediately drawn to jazz after hearing Charles Freeman, the family piano tuner, play blues and standards at the conclusion of his regular tunings. A friend of trumpeter Clifford Brown, Mr. Freeman proved to be an inspiring and encouraging influence.

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”...I found him to be an extremely gifted pianist and composer. He is creative, adventurous, and at the same time has a firm understanding of the roots of jazz.” —KENNY BARRON

“...the pianist is a quality musician with an extraordinary conception and an impressive touch. His lush ballads and witty creations are of the highest emotional order, and his classical training shines through like a summoning beacon.” —TOM BOWERS, Jazz Now Magazine

“...a Philadelphia based pianist, dripping with talent... it’s clear that he has his own voice and approach to form and space.” —JASON BIVINS, Cadence

“...Glanden’s use of dissonance overwhelms and captivates.” —BRETT MATSON, Victory Music Review

“...a stunning solo piano version of “Autumn In New York,” the chords of which are almost entirely reharmonized

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