For over 30 years, Glenn Wilson has been an active performer and clinician on the jazz baritone sax. The All Music Guide recently described him as “an unsung hero in modern jazz”. Glenn Wilson has earned a Masters in Jazz Performance from the University of Illinois and a Bachelors in Music Education from Youngstown State University and is currently on the jazz faculty at the University of Illinois – Champaign/Urbana, where he teaches Jazz Pedagogy and Music Business, as well as saxophone studio and combos/ensembles. In his years in New York City (1977-1991), Glenn toured and recorded with *Buddy Rich*, *Lionel Hampton*, *Machito*, *Tito Puente*, *The Bill Kirchner Nonet*, *Mel Lewis*, *Toshiko Akiyoshi*, and *The Bob Belden Ensemble*. He has recorded 6 solo albums and has appeared on 21 others as a sideman. Glenn has been awarded a grant by the *National Endowment for the Arts *and his CDs are featured in the /_Grammaphone Guide to Good Jazz_/ and/ _The Penguin Guide to Jazz_/. Glenn has also recorded and toured with rock pianist *Bruce Hornsby.* From 1991-2001, Glenn lived in Richmond, VA and is currently a resident of central Illinois. He tours and performs regularly with his groups, The Jazzmaniacs and TromBari, featuring trombonist Jim Pugh. He can be reached at www.jazzmaniac.com

Selected Discography

Solo recordings:

Timely – Cadence Records – CJR1255
One Man’s Blues
 – Sunnyside 1087
Impasse – Cadence Jazz Records – CJR 1023
Elusive – Sunnyside Communications – SSC 1030
Bittersweet – Sunnyside Communications – SSC 1057
Lee’s Keys Please – Timeless SJP284
Blue Porpoise Avenue – Sunnyside Communications – SSC1074

Buddy Rich

The Buddy Rich Band – MCA 5186

Lionel Hampton

Live in Japan – Glad Hamp Records 1034

Bob Belden Ensemble

Treasure Island – Sunnyside Communications SSC 1041
The Music of Sting – Blue Note Records – 95137
Le Cigale (Live in Paris) – Sunnyside Communications
Turandot – Blue Note Records TOCJ-5731 (CDP7998292)

Bill Kirchner Nonet

What It Is To Be Frank – SeaBreeze SB2010
Infant Eyes – SeaBreeze SB2017

Bruce Hornsby

Harbor Lights – BMG
Hot House – BMG


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