GLENN CASHMAN: Jazz saxophonist, composer, educator: Home
The SOUTHLAND NONET & BIG BAND live here!
Glenn Cashman & the Southland Big Band resemble not so much the historic ensembles listed above, but rather a group in which the composer made a point of writing for his individual soloists and giving them space to play; a band such as, say, Duke Ellington’s orchestra. Is there a higher compliment than that comparison?...
- JazzTimes (William Ruhlmann)
The recording, Cashman writes, is “the realization of a longtime dream.” It’s a safe bet that even he never dreamed it would turn out this well. Thanks to Cashman’s persistence and expertise, the “Southland” has risen again. Long may it endure and prosper.
- allaboutjazz (Jack Bowers)
Glenn Cashman writes with a lot of imagination and has put together a very fine group to express his ideas... his compositions are often intricate and paint vivid musical portraits. - Cadence Magazine (Jerome Wilson)
The arrangements are all very interesting to listen to and the standard of solo playing is consistently very high. Often the band sounds even larger than a 14-piece, due to Glenn’s skill as an arranger... I recommend this album to all fans of big band jazz without any reservations, it is first-class.
- MusicWeb International [UK] (Don Mather)
It’s the sort of music you expect to hear when a hero strides into a casino bent on winning millions.
- WAMH Amherst College Radio, student reviewer
Glenn is Artistic Director of the Muckenthaler Jazz Festival. GC & his pal, Producer Eric Futterer have been presenting the six-event summer festival in the Muck's beautiful outdoor amphitheater Fullerton, CA for over 7 years! Howard Rumsey has been the Honorary Chairperson.
YouTube Videos of GC & the Southland Nonet live at the Muckenthaler Jazz Festival 2011:
FALL COLOR http://youtu.be/GfX6u-BF7Oo
COOKIN' w/SHORTY & COOP http://youtu.be/w0ZzWd_2tSk
CADENZAS FOR CADENAS http://youtu.be/jYOyvvhD1mA
BAILEY STREET http://youtu.be/ytg81WQKYmU
GLENN IS A FOUNDING MEMBER AND TENOR SAXOPHONIST WITH the LA-based LUTHER HUGHES & The CANNONBALL-COLTRANE PROJECT: Luther Hughes & the Cannonball-Coltrane Project
TALKING SAXOPHONE SHOP WITH FORMER PRESIDENT CLINTON AT COLGATE UNIVERSITY AFTER PERFORMING WITH RICK MONTALBANO PRIOR TO THE PREZ'S APPEARANCE IN FRONT OF A 5000 + AUDIENCE 10/29/10. Colgate University President Jeffrey Herbst is just behind/left of Glenn.