Born in 1962, native New Yorker Dave Glasser encompasses a uniquely personal sound rooted in rich tradition. A veteran of the Clark Terry quintet, the Count Basie Orchestra (under the direction of Frank Foster), Illinois Jacquet, Barry Harris, and Dizzy Gillespie, his music covers a wide range of expression.
In gratitude to wisdom bestowed from elder musicians, he is tirelessly continuing the tradition of mentoring future musicians. A faculty member at the New School for over 20 years, he is proud to have helped develop many of today’s jazz musicians. He remains actively involved in sharing knowledge, inspiring, and mentoring today’s young musicians through an aural tradition of learning.
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 received extensive instruction from Lee Konitz, Frank Perowsky, and Barry Harris.
He is always elated to perform at Smalls.