Glenn Zottola

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Glenn Zottola
Birth nameGlenn Paul Zottola
Born (1947-04-28) April 28, 1947 (age 76)
Port Chester, New York, U.S.[1]
Instrument(s)Trumpet, saxophone
Years active1960–present
LabelsAngel, Atlantic, Chiaroscuro, Classic Jazz, Concord, Dreamstreet, Famous Door, Harbinger, Progressive

Glenn Paul Zottola, (born April 28, 1947)[1] is an American jazz trumpeter and saxophonist.

He is known for his work with Lionel Hampton, Benny Goodman, and Bob Wilber, and has accompanied a broad range of vocalists, including Mel Tormé, Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, and Joe Williams.[2] He has recorded over 50 albums and, in 1988, was a featured soloist at the 50th anniversary of Benny Goodman's Carnegie Hall Concert.[1] In 1995, Zottola was bandleader on the Suzanne Somers daytime TV talk show at Universal Studios.[3][4]


As leader[edit]

  • Live at Eddie Condon's (Dreamstreet, 1981)
  • Secret Love (Famous Door, 1982)
  • Stardust (Famous Door, 1984)
  • Christmas in Jazztime (Dreamstreet, 1986)
  • Bechet Legacy: Birch Hall Concerts Live with Bob Wilber (Classic Jazz, 2013)
  • Charlie Parker with Strings Revisited (Classic Jazz, 2015)

As sideman[edit]

With Butch Miles

  • Butch Miles Salutes Chick Webb (Famous Door, 1980)
  • Butch Miles Swings Some Standards (Famous Door, 1981)
  • Butch Miles Salutes Gene Krupa (Famous Door, 1982)
  • More Miles... More Standards (Famous Door, 1985)

With Bob Wilber

  • Bob Wilber and the Bechet Legacy (Bodeswell, 1981)
  • Ode to Bechet (Jazzology, 1982)
  • On the Road (Bodeswell, 1992)

With others

  • Mousey Alexander, The Mouse Roars! (Famous Door, 1979)
  • Steve Allen, Steve Allen Plays Jazz Tonight (Concord Jazz, 1993)
  • Phil Bodner et al, Highlights in Jazz (Stash, 1985)
  • George Kelly, Plays the Music of Don Redman (Stash, 1984)
  • Peggy Lee, Love Held Lightly (Angel, 1993)
  • George Masso, A Swinging Case of Masso-Ism (Famous Door, 1981)
  • George Masso, No Frills, Just Music (Famous Door, 1984)
  • Maxine Sullivan, Together (Atlantic, 1987)


  1. ^ a b c Colin Larkin, ed. (1992). The Guinness Who's Who of Jazz (First ed.). Guinness Publishing. p. 445. ISBN 0-85112-580-8.
  2. ^ Carr, Ian; Fairweather, Digby; Priestley, Brian (1995). Jazz: The Rough Guide. The Rough Guides. pp. 617. ISBN 1-85828-137-7.
  3. ^ "Glenn Zottola - Filmography - Movies & TV -". The New York Times. 4 November 2012. Archived from the original on 2012-11-04. Retrieved August 3, 2021.
  4. ^ "UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD NAMED HOME FOR 'THE SUZANNE SOMERS SHOW' - Free Online Library". Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2011-03-18.

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