Grace First Presbyterian Church Hosts “Jazz on the Patio” Featuring saxophonist Glenn Cashman

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Glenn Cashman

Glenn Cashman

Our Summer Series of “Jazz on the Patio” of the beautiful Kobata Japanese Garden continues at 7pm on Saturday night, July 12, with famed saxophonist Glenn Cashman and his band.  Hear samples of his work at http://www.glenncashman.com

Glenn Cashman found inspiration for a free-wheeling, compositional approach to saxophone and improvisation in the playing of Joe Henderson, Wayne Shorter and John Coltrane and his compositions reflect a rainbow of influences. He is bi-coastal, serving as Associate Professor of Music at Colgate University in Hamilton, NY and spending more than 3 months a year in Southern California performing and recording. Glenn has twice been named Artist in Residence at the famed St. Petersburg Conservatory in Russia and has appeared at jazz festivals across the USA and in Sweden. In 2006, Glenn was named Founding Director of the Muckenthaler Jazz Festival in Fullerton, CA, presenting six concerts in a outdoor summer series along with his dear friend Eric Fütterer, Producer.

Glenn’s first solo CD, I’ve Got Your Rhythm, was released on the Indigo label and features jazz greats Kenny Barron, Ray Drummond and Ben Riley. Glenn and LA piano giant Tom Ranier, who have performed together at the Jazz Bakery, Westin-LAX and Colgate University, released a duo CD, Blue in Green, in 2004 on the Primrose Lane Music label. Tom and Glenn also released a sextet project entitled Bright Idea on Primrose Lane Music in 2006 that features Bob Sheppard (alto sax), Bob McChesney (trombone), Luther Hughes (bass) and Kendall Kay (drums). Since 2004, Glenn has recorded as the tenor saxophonist for the Cannonball-Coltrane Project (CCP) led by the irrepressible Luther Hughes. The group, which includes alto saxophonist Bruce Babad, pianist Ed Czach and drummer Paul Kreibich, has recorded four CDs.

Glenn has also performed or recorded with Dennis Chambers, Claudio Roditi, Ron Eschete, Mundell Lowe, Jeff Clayton, Harold Danko, the Bill Warfield Big Band, Mark Massey, Doug McDonald, Gap Mangione Big Band, Todd Coolman, David Kane, Mike Smith (drummer), The US Army Jazz Ambassadors, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and many others. He has appeared in jazz club and concert venues in Russia, Sweden, Australia, on the East Coast and in many Southern California jazz clubs.

The concert will be held in the Kobata Japanese Garden of Grace First Presbyterian Church, on Saturday, July 12 at 7:00 p.m.  Grace First Presbyterian Church is located at 3955 Studebaker Rd. at the corner of Studebaker and Los Coyotes Diagonal in Long Beach.  The phone number is 562-420-3393.  This concert is a free-will donation concert, with a suggested donation of $10.

For more information about the concerts, or for interviews, please contact Stan DeWitt, Minister of Music, at 562-420-3393, or stan@gracefirst.org.

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