Roger Glenn Latin Jazz Ensemble, Sunday at the Bach
Recognized as a master flute and vibraphone player, who also plays sax, clarinet, oboe, and many Latin hand percussion instruments. Roger Glenn was born into jazz royalty—son of the late Tyree Glenn, who was one of 57 notable jazz musicians photographed in the 1958 portrait A Great Day in Harlem by Art Kane and who played trombone and vibraphone with Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, and Louis Armstrong. Still playing on his father’s vibes which recorded What a Wonderful World with Louis Armstrong, Roger has performed and recorded all over the world with such icons as Mary Lou Williams, Mongo Santamaria, Donald Byrd, Dizzy Gillespie, Cal Tjader (Roger’s flute playing is featured on the Grammy Award-winning album La Onda Va Bien), Rosemary Clooney, Herbie Mann, Peaches and Herb, Bobby Hutcherson.
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. In addition, Roger is one-fourth of The San Francisco Jazz Quartet with a release of their first CD Ode to Swing.
Roger will be featuring all original compositions from his soon to be released Latin Jazz CD titled In The Moment. This multi-instrumentalist can enthusiastically entertain and inspire an audience with every note he plays.
To hear a sample of the music, visit http://www.myspace.com/rogerglenn.
Sunday, April 15, 4:30, $35
Douglas Beach House
307 Mirada Road, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019