Glenn Zaleski

  • Glenn Zaleski
  • Instruments: Piano

  • Biography:

    "Glenn Zaleski has a sound."

    "A perfect balance of excitement and coherence..." - Jazz Times

    "His playing is something to behold..." - Jazz Journal

    Originally from Boylston, MA, Glenn Zaleski is a jazz pianist/composer currently living in Brooklyn, NY. He attended the Brubeck Institute Fellowship program in Stockton, CA from 2005-2007, then finished his undergraduate studies at The New School in 2009. From 2009-2011, while working towards his graduate degree at NYU, Glenn was also on NYU faculty, teaching a variety of classes and private students. Meanwhile, he was also a finalist for the 2011 APA Cole Porter Fellowship in Jazz, and a semi-finalist in the 2011 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition.

    After completing his graduate studies in 2011, Glenn has been maintaining an active performance and teaching schedule nationally and abroad, working with such artists as Ravi Coltrane, Ari Hoenig, Lage Lund, Ben Van Gelder and Maria Neckam. Stranahan/Zaleski/Rosato, a co-led trio featuring Rick Rosato on bass and Colin Stranahan on drums, released its debut album for Capri records, "Anticipation", in the fall of 2011 to critical acclaim: 

    " estimable album... meticulously flowing sound..." - NY Times

    "'Anticipation' helps set the standard high for not only jazz 20-somethings, but for musicians of all ages." - Ottawa Citizen 

    "Throughout the CD, drummer Colin Stranahan, pianist Glenn Zaleski, and bassist Rick Rosato achieve a seamless harmony..." - All About Jazz

    "With hugely enjoyable albums like this we can only look forward to what they might come up with next..." - Jazz Journal

    "'Anticipation' is quite simply the best piano trio album of 2011..." - Denver Jazz Music Examiner

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