Dann Glenn

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Dann Glenn
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Background information
Birth name Dann Glenn
Born (1950-05-30) May 30, 1950 (age 64)
Origin Denver, Colorado, U.S.
Genres Jazz Fusion, Orchestral
Occupation(s) Guitarist, Composer, Author
Instruments Electric Guitar, Keyboards
Years active 1973-Present
Notable instruments
Prat DG Signature
Willcox Atlantis
Steinway Grand Piano

Dann Glenn (born May 30, 1950) is an American jazz fusion electric guitar player and composer, who has published and recorded a catalog of six symphonies, and released numerous jazz and avant garde albums, over the years.

Originally a bassist, after an injury to his left hand, Glenn switched his primary instrument to that of electric guitar around 2003-04. Also a pianist, Glenn has been a multi-instrumentalist on his jazz fusion and modern orchestral recordings.

As a musician[edit]

Beginning in the 1970s, Dann Glenn started as a rock musician, but later became a jazz player and classical composer. During his formative years he played with such musicians as blues guitarists Michael Bloomfield (guitarist),[1] and Luther Tucker.

Dann was mentored by Monk Montgomery, the first bassist to record electric bass on a jazz tune (with Lionel Hampton), and brother of jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery.

Dann's first published release was a collaboration with film scorer Dan Slider entitled "A Whispered Warning" (ITI-Allegiance Records-JL031) in 1984.

Glenn also began performing at the North Hollywood jazz club Donte's. Glenn joined the faculty at the Bass Institute of Technology (now Musicians Institute) in Hollywood.

Starting, and ultimately leaving, a band known as BangTower, Glenn went on to create a new ensemble, the Eleven Eleven Orchestra, which features bass players Jeff Berlin and Baba Elefante, and drummer Ronnie Ciago. In 2011, Glenn appeared in the motion picture "Johnnie Be Good" alongside Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, and many other icons of music.[2]

As a composer[edit]

Glenn's body of work comprises the following six symphonies:

  1. Symphony No. 1 (Biblia)
  2. Symphony No. 2 (Variations on a Dream)
  3. Symphony No. 3 (The High Rise Symphony)
  4. Symphony No. 4 (The Vietnam Symphony)
  5. Symphony No. 5 (The Alaska Symphony)
  6. Symphony No. 6 (The Galactic Symphony)

As a solo jazz artist[edit]

A Whispered Warning

Street Without Joy

Emerald Tiger



Maybe Never

Little Toy Horns


Eleven Eleven Orchestra


Dann Glenn/Volume 1

As an author[edit]

In 2004 Glenn's novel Almost A Proverb[3] was released. This book (ISBN 978-1-4134-4833-7) reflects his tour of duty during the Vietnam War in 1969. Not for the faint of heart, this novel's storyline contains graphic sexuality and violence, peppered with abstract dreamscapes throughout. In 2011 this novel became an eUB book, available for digital readers. (ISBN 9781609846978)

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