Glenn Crytzer

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Glenn Crytzer
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Background information
Birth nameGlenn Crytzer
Born(1980-10-13)October 13, 1980
Butler, Pennsylvania, United States
GenresOrchestral jazz, swing, big band
Occupation(s)bandleader, guitarist, composer, arranger
InstrumentsGuitar, banjo, vocal
Years active2006–present
Associated actsThe Glenn Crytzer Orchestra, Glenn Crytzer's Savoy Seven
Websitewww.glenncrytzer.com

Glenn Crytzer (born October 13, 1980) is an American jazz band leader, composer, guitarist, banjoist, and singer. In the words of Michael Steinman of Jazz Lives, “Many jazz musicians present themselves not only as players but as composers, with varying results. (Crytzer) is one of those rare creative beings who beautifully fills both roles.”[1]

Musical career[edit]

Crytzer's music features prominently in several films, including the documentaries Old Fashioned: The Story of the Wisconsin Supper Club (2015) and Alive and Kicking (2016).[2][3] The track "Could This Be Love?", from the Savoy Seven album Uptown Jump,[4] was used in the soundtrack to the Disney fantasy film Christopher Robin (2018).[5][6]

Influences[edit]

Crytzer's influences include Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Chick Webb, Charlie Christian, Jimmie Lunceford, Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Jimmie Rushing, and the other "greats" of the 1920s, 30s, and 40s. Rather than solely copying the work of others, however, Crytzer strives to create his own sound within the vintage style, composing and arranging new material that sounds authentic to the period.

Discography[edit]

  • Chasin' The Blues (2009)[7]
  • Harlem Mad (2011)
  • Skinny Minne (2012)
  • Focus Pocus (2013)
  • A Little Love This Christmas (2013)
  • Uptown Jump (2015)
  • Aint' It Grand? (2018)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Harlem Mad: Glenn Crytzer And His Syncopators | Jazz Lives". Jazzlives.wordpress.com. 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2012-02-10.
  2. ^ "Music - Old Fashioned: The Story of the Wisconsin Supper Club". OldFashionedtheMovie.com. Retrieved 10 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Home - Alive and Kicking". AliveandKickingFilm.com. Retrieved 10 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Uptown Jump - Glenn Crytzer's Savoy Seven". iTunes.Apple.com. iTunes. Retrieved 10 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Could This Be Love? - Glenn Crytzer - Vintage Jazz". GlennCrytzer.BandCamp.com. Retrieved 10 November 2018.
  6. ^ "BANDLEADER GLENN CRYTZER SONG FEATURED IN NEW DISNEY MOVIE "CHRISTOPHER ROBIN"". JazzPromoServices.com. Retrieved 10 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Shop « Glenn Crytzer". Syncopators.net. Retrieved 2012-02-10.

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