GLENN CASHMAN

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FRIDAY, APRIL 26: CONDUCTING the COLGATE UNIVERSITY CONCERT JAZZ ENSEMBLE. 7:30 PM, Palace Theater, Hamilton, NY 13346

FRIDAY MAY 17: TENOR SAX with LUTHER HUGHES & the CANNONBALL-COLTRANE PROJECT. Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). 6 PM, 5900 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

SUNDAY, JUNE 2: SAXOPHONE with the GLENN CASHMAN QUARTET. The World Famous LIGHTHOUSE CAFE. 30 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

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About Glenn

 
GLENN CASHMAN is bi-coastal, dividing his time between his position as Associate Professor of Music at Colgate University and Southern California.  A visible presence on the SoCal jazz scene, the saxophonist/composer leads a nonet, big band, quartet, and as an organist, fronts a trio. 

“I’ve Got Your Rhythm” his first CD as a leader, placed him in the company of jazz luminaries Kenny Barron, Ray Drummond and Ben Riley. As tenor saxophonist with Luther Hughes & the Cannonball-Coltrane Project, Cashman performed on/composed for the group’s four highly touted CD projects. LA Pianist Tom Ranier and Glenn collaborated on an intimate duo CD, “Blue In Green” and co-led an engaging sextet project “Bright Idea,” also showcasing Bob McChesney, Bob Sheppard, Luther Hughes and Kendall Kay. From 2005-17, Glenn served as Founding Artistic Director of the Muckenthaler Jazz Festival, a six-event summer series held in Fullerton, CA, alongside Founding Producer Eric Futterer.

Recent highlights include five trips to Japan to perform and teach, a live CD recording with drummer Paul Kreibich’s “Thank You Elvin” project (2018) at the famous Lighthouse Café in Hermosa Beach, CA with fellow saxophonists Doug Webb, Jeff Ellwood and bassist Chris Colangelo. In 2015, Glenn recorded as tenor saxophonist for the debut release of Bill Warfield’s NYC based “Hell’s Kitchen Funk Orchestra,” performing with the group at the Iridium in NYC, and many other venues.

He earned a Doctorate in music composition from the University of Maryland, College Park. Glenn previously held Director of Jazz Studies positions at Cal State Fullerton and Towson University.

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日本での冒険

(上記) C.U.G. JAZZ ORCHESTRA, Nagoya, Japan.

プロフィール / ジャズライブ

グレン  キャッシュメン
ジャズ  サックスフォーネスト/編曲、作曲者/音楽教授
ジャズオルガントリオ リーダー
プロフィール 
2003年、Kenny Barron (P) Ray Drummond (B) Ben Riley (Dr)が参加した
初リーダーアルバム『l've Got Your Rhythm』をリリース。
盟友Luther Hughes(B)とのThe Cannonball-Coltrane Projectでは4枚のアルバムを、
2009年には自己のビッグバンド「Glenn Cashman & the Southland Big Band 」の
アルバムもリリース。Glenn Cashman's Southland Nonet- Music without Borders  が、発売。
Bill Warfield  ザ ヘルス キッチン ファンク オーケストラ サックス
これまでに、Dennis Chambers, Drew Gress, Harold Danko,
徳永英彰, Rob McConnell, Eddie Daniels, Buddy DeFranco, Benny Golson, Robin Eubanks, Howard Johnson, Claudio Roditi, Byron Striplingなどと共演、
ゲストソロイストとして度々招待され、ヨーロッパ各地でも活躍。
メリーランド州College Park大学で、作曲の音楽博士号を修得し 現在ニューヨーク州Colgate大学教授を務める。
Bob Brookmeyer, Gil Evansなどのアメリカを代表する作編曲家と同様、独創的な彼の作品は西海岸において他に類をみない希有な存在として知られ、
Wayne Shorter,  John Coltraneなどのサックスプレイヤーに影響を受けたそのプレイ、音色は聴く人の心を離さない。

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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?...

 William Ruhlmann

 JAZZTIMES Magazine

REVIEW QUOTES

  
GLENN CASHMAN'S SOUTHLAND NONET: Music Without Borders
 
 
This could be Miles' Birth of the Cool Band or the Mulligan Tentette 60 years on. Cashman is much more than a swinging tenor player - his arrangements and compositions are tops…
- Lance Liddle, BEBOP SPOKEN HERE

Cashman's Southland Nonet is a world-class ensemble producing the kind of music that no borders will hold. Melodic, catchy, hot and scintillating, Music Without Borders is bound to resonate around the globe.
- Edward Blanco, ALLABOUTJAZZ.COM

This straight ahead jazz set sounds familiar but it’s all original and not an ounce derivative.  Just solid, killer blowing inspired in more ways than one by the bad boys who powered Kenton’s wind and brass.  More fun to listen to than talk about, this is killer stuff throughout that restores a lot of the luster to straight-ahead that the jazz police are always more than happy to try and tarnish.  A winner.
- Chris Spector, MIDWEST RECORD

Glenn Cashman’s Southland Nonet is special!  The playing, composing and arranging abilities are of the highest order.  “Music Without Borders” is a great album with universal appeal.
- Peter Kuller, RADIO ADELAIDE AUSTRALIA

This new recording under the leadership of tenor saxophonist Glenn Cashman is an absolute gem: superb swinging straight-ahead jazz by nine masters of their instruments and masters of dynamic ensemble playing.  
- John Watson, JAZZ CAMERA (UK)

Saxophonist and composer Glenn Cashman leads a collective of top flight musicians in his Southland Nonet to produce a tremendous listening experience.  Music Without Borders is powered by Cashman who wrote most of the music and arranged the lush horn arrangements that comprise this recording. The sound is big and bold and less rigid that we often hear with bigger ensembles.
- THEJAZZPAGE.COM

It's quite remarkable how a nine-piece group can sound twice that size, but these guys pull it off with players like Carl Saunders and Ron Stout, trumpet and flugelhorn; Andy Martin. trombone; Bruce Babad, alto: and Cashman on tenor. He composed seven of ten original compositions here, most of which are hard-swinging, zesty and energetic.
- George Fendel, JAZZ SCENE OF OREGON

The music came on, a beboppy seraphic smile crossed my irritable mug, and I settled into the groove, forgetting all but what was pouring into my ears… Glenn Cashman's Southland Nonet is (a) solid mid-sized ensemble with a big band sound and energy enough for a full orchestra… In various opuses, the horn section gets Gil Evans swirly and then individuals step out to extemporize as the rest of the band either churns away behind them or steps back and counterpoints… Not a single solo within the complex charts is less than inspiring and thought-provoking…not to mention swingin' and exhilarating.
- M.S. Tuner, FAME

Saxophonist Glenn Cashman leads a brassy nonet that he considers to be an overgrown small group. We prefer to call it an efficient big band. They swing with a lot of power and have no congestion.
- D. Oscar Groomes, O'S PLACE JAZZ MAGAZINE

A sharp and often scintillating album… gives the band a chance to show its colors to great effect.
- Pierre Giroux, AUDIOPHILE AUDITION


GLENN CASHMAN'S SOUTHLAND BIG BAND!

 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?...
- William Ruhlmann, JAZZTIMES 

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.
- Jack Bowers, ALLABOUTJAZZ 

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.
- Don Mather, MUSICWEB INTERNATIONAL [UK] 

Glenn Cashman wrote all the music except the Jobim piece and his compositions are often intricate and paint vivid musical portraits...Cashman writes with a lot of imagination and has put together a very fine group to express his ideas.
- Jerome Wilson, CADENCE MAGAZINE 

So, Glenn Cashman & the Southland Big Band earn the exclamation mark that appears at the end of their name in the album title, and, their academic qualifications notwithstanding, present a lively, and sometimes even hot, set.
- William Ruhlmann, ALLMUSICGUIDE 

Composer and alto/tenor saxophonist Glenn Cashman has put out a wonderful big band CD this year, Southland Big Band... All numbers in this CD are very interesting and make for an exploratory listening adventure. The liner notes are a must-read, telling something of each composition... Definitely recommended.
- Glenn A. Mitchell, LA JAZZ SCENE & JAZZ POLICE.COM 

The eponymously titled album has been a pleasant revelation with some great new tunes courtesy of Mr Cashman’s pen and arranging skills. The talented musicians featured on the album have done themselves proud with some tight playing and all gel well together.
- Eric Alan, HOST OF RADIO 2000, SOUTH AFRICA

It’s the sort of music you expect to hear when a hero strides into a casino bent on winning millions.
- Student reviewer, WAMH AMHERST COLLEGE RADIO 


MISC QUOTES
 
Gene Ludwig Trio with the Bill Warfield Big Band: Duff’s Blues: Live From the Zoellner Arts Center (released on 18th & Vine/Allegro) 
  
And while Ludwig shines, the busy 11-piece horn section dominates the proceedings, particularly Warfield, octogenarian trumpeter Joe Wilder and tenor saxophonist Glenn Cashman… Cashman contributes a wonderfully slinky composition, “The Circuit…
-Ed Kopp, EXCERPT FROM JAZZIS MAGAZINE REVIEW

The tenor saxophones of Dave Riekenberg and Glenn Cashman, who also arranged his own rippling, jumpy “The Circuit,” fit right in the brawny B3 combo tradition…
- George Kanzler, EXCERPT FROM JAZZTIMES REVIEW

SPECTACULAR by Luther Hughes & The Cannonball-Coltrane Project (2008 release, Primrose Lane Music)

But most of the performances are thoughtful originals, highlighted by tenor saxophonist Glenn Cashman's warm tribute to Howard Rumsey ("Lighthouse Keeping Man…)
-Ken Dryden, EXCERPT FROM ALLMUSIC GUIDE ONLINE 2008 REVIEW

Tom Ranier-Glenn Cashman Sextet: BRIGHT IDEA
“The Tom Ranier/Glenn Cashman Sextet is an all- star group of some of the most in-demand jazz musicians on the Southern California scene… Cashman is a renowned tenor saxophonist who divides his time between teaching in upstate New York and playing gigs around Los Angeles… The strength of the individual performers on this session would be enough to warrant interest. What makes Bright Idea stand out as a winner, however, is the exemplary composing of its co-leaders… With committed passion to the past and a forward-thinking connection to the possibilities of straight-ahead jazz, Ranier and Cashman maintain a musical aesthetic that is challenging, yet accessible to a diverse listening 
audience. Bright Idea is a welcome addition to the recorded legacy of a powerhouse ensemble deserving of wider recognition.”
-John Barron, ALLABOUTJAZZ.COM 

 
Four originals highlight the leader’s composing authority… Cashman and Barron (Kenny)
bring the listener to the edge of his seat through their thrilling adventures.
- Jim Santella, LOS ANGELES JAZZ SCENE  
From a review of Glenn Cashman’s CD “I’ve Got Your Rhythm”

 
you… have your own style and in my opinion it is a way many new players would like to play themselves.
-Howard Rumsey, EMAIL 
former Leader/bassist of the legendary Lighthouse All-Stars


Saxophonist Glenn Cashman owns a warm tone that comes with a crystal clear persuasion... Without bass and drums, it's up to both of them to maintain a focus. This, they do seamlessly, as if bass and drums were never invented.
-Jim Santella ALLABOUTJAZZ.COM
From a review of the Tom Ranier/Glenn Cashman recording "Blue In Green"

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RECORDINGS

Glenn Cashman's Southland Nonet

MUSIC WITHOUT BORDERS

Glenn Cashman & the Southland Big Band

Forever Young

CASHMAN/MONTALBANO PROJECT

I've Got Your Rhythm

w/ KENNY BARRON, RAY DRUMMOND, BEN RILEY

Blue In Green

TOM RANIER-GLENN CASHMAN DUO

Bright Idea

RANIER-CASHMAN SEXTET w/B. McChesney,             B. Sheppard, L. Hughes, K. Kay

Compositions/Arrangments

COMING SOON!

FALL COLOR

FALL COLOR

LITTLE BIG BAND

BLUES IN THE TUNNEL

BIG BAND

SUMO

LITTLE BIG BAND

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