ROGER GLENN AND THE LATIN JAZZ ENSEMBLE
Friday, Jun 14, 2013 8:00 pm
Two sets: 8:00 & 10:00 pm ––––
Conjurers of mighty grooves unleash irresistible Latin jazz.
Born into jazz royalty, Roger Glenn is the son of the late Tyree Glenn (who played with Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, and Louis Armstrong). Roger grew up in a jazz family around New York City and had an early hands-on education in jazz alongside his father in a band that featured greats such as Wynton Kelly, Joe Jones, and Slam Stewart. Some of Roger’s earliest teachers were Julius Baker, Alberto Socarras, Garvin Bushell, and his father. Roger’s mother introduced him at an early age to Latin musicians such as José Fajardo, Johnny Pacheco, Eddie & Charlie Palmieri, and Celia Cruz.
Roger has performed and recorded with Mary Lou Williams, Mongo Santamaria, Donald Byrd, Dizzy Gillespie, Cal Tjader, Rosemary Clooney, andHerbie Mann, among others. Roger’s flute playing is featured on the Grammy Award-winning Cal Tjader CD, La Onda Va Bien, as well as many notable CDs by Donald Byrd, Peaches and Herb, Bobby Hutcherson, and Mongo Santamaria.
Today, he works with many different musicians including Steve Miller, John Handy, Ray Obiedo, Jamie Davis, James Carter, Poncho Sanchez, Lavay Smith and Pete Escovedo. His Latin Jazz Ensemble is set to embark on a tour with a new recording of original compositions—a Latin jazz CD titled, In the Moment.