Dave Glasser

  • Dave Glasser
  • Instruments: Alto Sax

  • Biography:

    Dave Glasser performed extensively with the Clark Terry Quintet (1995 - 2006) 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), Hank Jones, Bob Mintzer and many others. He was a featured soloist with the Earl May Quartet at the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival in NYC in 2000, 2001, and 2002.

    Mr. Glasser's latest CD Above The Clouds was released in the fall of 2006 on Arbors records. Earlier CD's as a leader include Begin Again on Chiaroscuro records, Dreams Askew on Artemis, and Uh Oh on Nagel Heyer records. 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. For a full list of his recordings please visit his discography page.

    Mr. Glasser has been featured on the cover of JazzEd and Saxophone Journal and has enjoyed features in Jazz Improv, JAZZIZ, and Jazz Times Magazines.

    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 Lee Konitz, Frank Perowsky, and Barry Harris.