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Glenn Zottola

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Nearly four decades ago, a precocious young brassman who played a Leblanc trumpet caught the attention of Vito Pascucci, then president and now chairman and CEO of G. Leblanc Corporation. A blurb in the March, 1960, Leblanc Bandsman, a forerunner to the Leblanc Bell, reported: “Young Glenn [Zottola] has certainly begun to carve a lasting mark for himself in the trumpet world, and it goes without saying that talent such as this is bound to make itself known on an even wider scale in the near future. Remember this young artist’s name! You’ll be hearing it often in years to come as Glenn Zottola’s abundance of talent becomes tempered with that invaluable ingredient called experience.” These words proved prophetic indeed

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Article: Profile

Christine Kamau: Delivering Afro-Jazz Power

Read "Christine Kamau: Delivering Afro-Jazz Power" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello


In the blockbuster film, Black Panther (Marvel Studios, Walt Disney Pictures, 2018) the power of and quest for “Vibranium," an all-powerful element, plays a pivotal role. Like a latter day female T'challa (The “Black Panther") and through her music, Kenyan musician Christine Kamau delivers a unique and powerful perspective of her own, melding jazz with its ...

Album

Miles Davis Remembered

Label: Classic Jazz Records
Released: 2015
Track listing: This Heart of Mine; I'll Be Seeing You; Jupiter; I Cover the Waterfront; Spring Is Here; Beta Minus; Autumn in New York; Just You, Just Me; My funny Valentine; Sunday.

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Charlie Parker with Strings Revisited

Label: Classic Jazz Records
Released: 2015
Track listing: Just Friends; April In Paris; Summertime; East of the Sun; I Didn't Know What Time It Was; Laura; I'm In The Mood For Love; Everything Happens to Me; Dancing In The Dark.

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Article: Album Review

Glenn Zottola: Charlie Parker with Strings Revisited

Read "Charlie Parker with Strings Revisited" reviewed by Edward Blanco


Saxophonist and trumpeter Glenn Zottola came out of retirement from a long distinguished career, for the specific purpose of paying tribute to jazz artists who influenced his life and his music. The tribute series of albums which, include homages to Miles Davis, Clifford Brown and Stan Getz among them, concludes with a tip of the hat ...

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Article: Album Review

Glenn Zottola: Miles Davis Remembered

Read "Miles Davis Remembered" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello


A young musician's mind can be so very impressionable, so capable and available to lock onto a recording, a phrase or texture and hold it. The effect is almost nuclear--one note, perfectly placed by the performer and into a young listener's ear, can set into play a chain of music-driven events that can spawn professional careers, ...

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Song of the Day

What Is This Thing Called Love?

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Label: Classic Jazz Records
Released: 0
Duration: 3:22

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Song of the Day

Yesterday's

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Label: Classic Jazz Records
Released: 2013
Duration: 3:03

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Article: Interview

Glenn Zottola: A Jazz Life - Hollywood, the World and the Stars

Read "Glenn Zottola: A Jazz Life - Hollywood, the World and the Stars" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello


Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 World-renown trumpeter, saxophonist, musical director, producer and entrepreneur. These are but a mere handful of words that describe the vast talent in Glenn Zottola's bag of musical marvels. There are others: child prodigy, creative genius, “musical natural" and aural savant also percolate rapidly to mind. Now ...

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Article: Interview

Glenn Zottola: A Jazz Life - On the Road and In Demand

Read "Glenn Zottola: A Jazz Life - On the Road and In Demand" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello


Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 World-renown trumpeter, saxophonist, musical director, producer and entrepreneur. These are but a mere handful of words that describe the vast talent in Glenn Zottola's bag of musical marvels. There are others: child prodigy, creative genius, “musical natural" and aural savant also percolate rapidly to mind. Now ...


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