|Birth name||Dann Glenn|
|Born||May 30, 1950|
|Origin||Denver, Colorado, U.S.|
|Genres||Jazz Fusion, Orchestral|
|Occupation(s)||Guitarist, Composer, Author|
|Instruments||Electric Guitar, Keyboards|
|Prat DG Signature
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
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), and Luther Tucker.
Dann's first published release was a collaboration with film scorer Dan Slider entitled "A Whispered Warning" (ITI-Allegiance Records-JL031) in 1984.
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.
As a composer
Glenn's body of work comprises the following six symphonies:
- Symphony No. 1 (Biblia)
- Symphony No. 2 (Variations on a Dream)
- Symphony No. 3 (The High Rise Symphony)
- Symphony No. 4 (The Vietnam Symphony)
- Symphony No. 5 (The Alaska Symphony)
- Symphony No. 6 (The Galactic Symphony)
As a solo jazz artist
A Whispered Warning
Street Without Joy
Little Toy Horns
Eleven Eleven Orchestra
Dann Glenn/Volume 1
In 2004 Glenn's novel Almost A Proverb 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)