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Don Glanden

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Don Glanden was born in 1951 in Wilmington, Delaware. He began traditional classical piano lessons at the age of ten with Sarah Miller; within a year he was accompanying the elementary school chorus. He was immediately drawn to jazz after hearing Charles Freeman, the family piano tuner, play blues and standards at the conclusion of his regular tunings. A friend of trumpeter Clifford Brown, Mr. Freeman proved to be an inspiring and encouraging influence. Don’s teen years were spent at Brandywine High School, where he took three years of classical theory and played in the school’s award-winning jazz band The Blazers

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Article: Interview

Bob Perkins: The Art of Listening

Read "Bob Perkins: The Art of Listening" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


This article was first published in November 2009. Bob is without a doubt an NEA Jazz Master. Please nominate him for an NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship. “It's BP with the GM!" That's how the famed and venerable jazz disc jockey Bob Perkins signs on the air, with the code for “Bob Perkins with the ...

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Article: Interview

Tom Lawton: Not Less Than Everything

Read "Tom Lawton: Not Less Than Everything" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


Not known, because not looked for But heard, half-heard, in the stillness Between two waves of the sea. Quick now, here, now, always-- A condition of complete simplicity (Costing not less than everything) --T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets; “Little Gidding" This poetic quotation ...

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Article: Album Review

School Of Music Graduate Ensemble: Lyric Motion

Read "Lyric Motion" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


The University of Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania houses one of the premier music schools in the United States. Director Don Glanden has released several discs showcasing the talents of those he mentors. The 2019 edition is the delightful and engaging Lyric Motion. It features three different groupings of a dozen of the most accomplished students, together ...

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Article: Live Review

University of the Arts “Z” Big Band: Jumpin’ at the Monterey Jazz Festival

Read "University of the Arts “Z” Big Band: Jumpin’ at the Monterey Jazz Festival" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


Umiversity of the Arts “Z" Big Band Monterey Jazz Festival Monterey, CA September 17, 2017 [This article is a follow-up to the review of the “Z" Band Reception and Kickoff Concert in Philadelphia on September 7. If you want to know a little more about the band, ...

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News: Event

Brownie Speaks At Burlington Discover Jazz Festival!

Brownie Speaks At Burlington Discover Jazz Festival!

Brownie Speaks: A Video Documentary will be presented at the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival on Sunday, June 4 beginning at 3 PM. The 90 minute screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director Don Glanden. The event will take place at: The BCA Center, 135 Church Street, Burlington, VT. The event is free and ...

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News: Event

University Of The Arts - Graduate Jazz Ensemble To Perform At Burlington Discover Jazz Festival

University Of The Arts - Graduate Jazz Ensemble To Perform At Burlington Discover Jazz Festival

The University of the Arts Graduate Jazz Ensemble will be featured at this year’s Burlington Discover Jazz Festival in jny: Burlington, Vermont. They will present a two-hour set on Sunday, June 4 beginning at 5 PM on City Hall Stage. Admission is free. Hailed as one of the premier jazz programs in the United States, the ...

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News: TV / Film

Brownie Speaks Screening At The Monterey Jazz Festival on September 17

Brownie Speaks Screening At The Monterey Jazz Festival on September 17

Brownie Speaks: A Video Documentary about jazz legend Clifford Brown will be screened at the Monterey Jazz Festival on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 5:30 PM. The event, which will include a Q&A with producer/director Don Glanden, will take place at the Jazz Theater. The film has received rave reviews and numerous accolades in the jazz ...

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Article: Album Review

School Of Music Graduate Ensemble: Like No One Else

Read "Like No One Else" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


The University of the Arts in Philadelphia (UARTS) has one of the premier jazz education programs in the USA. This excellence is apparent in the exceptional careers of some of their alumni, such as bassist Stanley Clarke and trombonist Robin Eubanks. It is also documented well in the many recordings that the university's various ensembles release. ...

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News: Event

Brownie Speaks At Newport! A Special Night Of Film And Music

Brownie Speaks At Newport! A Special Night Of Film And Music

Brownie Speaks at Newport: July 30, 2015, 7:30pm (Eve of the Newport Jazz Festival) at the Jane Pickens Theater and Event Center (49 Touro Street Street, Newport, Rhode Island 02840). Free and open to the public. “Now it’s our pleasure to present a young man who has astounded the jazz world with his amazing talent in ...


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