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Glenn Dickson

Clarinetist Glenn Dickson has had a varied career playing klezmer,  jazz, rock, Balkan and ambient music.  His first solo album, "Wider than the Sky," was recently  released and has received glowing reviews from US & European reviewers. His klezmer band, Shirim Klezmer Orchestra, has performed concerts and festivals across the US, Canada and Europe, with recordings including the “Klezmer Nutcracker” and a collaboration with Maurice Sendak (Pincus and the Pig).  The band has played live on the CBC and with the Philadelphia Pops.  Glenn's music has been used  by Woody Allen (Deconstructing Harry soundtrack), and he was a featured soloist on Sidney Lumet's "A Stranger Among Us." His klezmer-fusion band, Naftule’s Dream, features Glenn's compositions and has played major jazz festivals in the US, Canada and Europe, including the Berlin, Montreal and New York Jazz Festivals and recorded for John Zorn’s Tzadik and the Innova labels.  Glenn  is a recipient of a Mass Cultural Council Artist Grant award in composition.  


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Maddeningly Unintuitive Japanese Software

Read "Maddeningly Unintuitive Japanese Software" reviewed by Patrick Burnette

The robots are coming! The robots are coming! And they're after our jobs—as lounge singers. Skynet would not be amused. But we kind of are—at least, Mike says his first encounter with a vocaloid will be ever imprinted upon his brain. Don't worry—this episode isn't all about our electronic replacements qua masters. We look at music ...


Wider Than the Sky

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2022


Article: Multiple Reviews

Solo Flights: Glenn Dickson and Joe Fielder

Read "Solo Flights: Glenn Dickson and Joe Fielder" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

These are solo recordings by two musicians who can create dense forests of sound with only one instrument. one with the help of electronics and the other just using his lips, breath and tongue. Glenn Dickson Wider Than The Sky Self-Produced 2022 Glenn Dickson is a klezmer clarinetist who ...


Song of the Day

Gentle Touch

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2022
Duration: 5:40


Article: Album Review

Naftule's Dream: Blood

Read "Blood" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Emerging from the ranks of the Boston area's Shirim Klezmer Orchestra, Naftule's Dream began with John Zorn's Tzadik Records when the label was young, offering up on the imprint Search for the Golden Dreydl (1997), Smash, Clap! (1998) and Job (2001). One thing about a large scale klezemer band--it offers up plenty of opportunity for madcap ...


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