Roger Glenn, master musician, composer and entertainer on the flute, sax and vibraphone (Cal Tjader, Mongo Santamaria, Dizzy Gillespie, Pete Escovedo), is bringing the Roger Glenn Latin Jazz Ensemble to Angelicas in Redwood City. Special guest is acclaimed Windham Hill recording artist Ray Obiedo.
The Vibraphone is an instrument that is sometimes overlooked as part of the inventory of jazz and latin music. To showcase the importance of the instrument, some history and what it has offered to these music genres, we will be honoring past, present and future vibraphone performers. A collection of vibists selected will perform numbers from some of the great icons who have made the instrument famous. On vibes will be: Rex Allen with music of Lionel Hampton; Charlie Barreda with music of Cal Tjader; Michael Hatfield with music of Gary Burton; Smith Dobson V with music of Milt Jackson and Roger Glenn with music of Tito Puente. Backing the vibists will be a tremendous rhythm section consisting of David K. Mathews (Santana) on piano, Robb Fisher (Cal Tjader) on bass; Leon Joyce, Jr. (Ramsey Lewis) on drums. An afternoon of frenetic delight awaits with multiple vibraphones onstage. Come join us — be aware, but… Beware the Vibes of March!
Roger Glenn, master multi-instrumentalist, composer and entertainer on the flute, sax and vibraphone, is the son of the late Tyree Glenn who was one of the 57 notable jazz musicians pictured in the historic photo “A Great Day in Harlem.” Formed in the tradition of the great jazz organ trios such as Stanley Turrentine & Shirley Scott, Dr. Lonnie Smith and Jimmy Smith; performing jazz standards that lend themselves to the organ trio groove. They bring an eclectic sound of music where they play not only standard jazz, but also encompass music of Brazil to popular music summoning the genius of some of the greats they have worked with in the past from Cal Tjader to Ramsey Lewis, with surprises around every measure.
Roger Glenn, master musician, composer and entertainer on the flute, sax and vibraphone, and son of the late Tyree Glenn who was one of the 57 notable jazz musicians pictured in the historic photo “A Great Day in Harlem” is returning with The Roger Glenn Latin Jazz Ensemble to Angelicas in Redwood City, CA on Friday, January 10, 2014. This beautiful newly renovated San Mateo County premier live music spot and restaurant is reminiscent of Roger performing at supper clubs in NYC along with his father. Roger has performed, toured and recorded to enthusiastic, sold out audiences with jazz legends such as Dizzy Gillespie (Bahiana), Mongo Santamaria (Mongo ’70), Rosemary Clooney (Sings the Lyrics of Ira Gershwin), Herbie Mann and Pete Escovedo (Solo Two). Roger’s flute playing is featured on the Grammy-award winning album "La Onda Va Bien" with Cal Tjader and is also featured on many notable recordings by Donald Byrd (Black Byrd), Peaches and Herb (Reunited), ConFunkShun (Chase Me), Bobby Hutcherson (Ambos Mundos) and Mongo Santamaria (Mongo at Montreux). This show will feature Roger’s original compositions from his soon to be released CD "In the Moment." Special guest for this performance is acclaimed Windham Hill recording artist, guitarist Ray Obiedo.
Bio: Born into jazz royalty, Roger Glenn is the son of the late Tyree Glenn, who was one of 57 notable jazz musicians photographed in the 1958 portrait A Great Day in Harlem by Art Kane. Roger grew up in a jazz family around New York City with his parents Tyree and Gloria Glenn, and his brother Tyree ...See Full Bio