Bio

Bi-Coastal

Hamilton, NY & Socal

GLENN CASHMAN divides his time between his position as Associate Professor of Music at Colgate University and Southern California.  A visible presence on the SoCal jazz scene, the saxophonist/composer leads a nonet, big band, quartet, and as an organist, fronts a trio. 

“I’ve Got Your Rhythm” his first CD as a leader, placed him in the company of jazz luminaries Kenny Barron, Ray Drummond and Ben Riley. As tenor saxophonist with Luther Hughes & the Cannonball-Coltrane Project, Cashman performed on/composed for the group’s four highly touted CD projects. LA Pianist Tom Ranier and Glenn collaborated on an intimate duo CD, “Blue In Green” and co-led an engaging sextet project “Bright Idea,” also showcasing Bob McChesney, Bob Sheppard, Luther Hughes and Kendall Kay. From 2005-17, Glenn served as Founding Artistic Director of the Muckenthaler Jazz Festival, a six-event summer series held in Fullerton, CA, alongside Founding Producer Eric Futterer.

Recent highlights include five trips to Japan to perform and teach, a live CD recording with drummer Paul Kreibich’s “Thank You Elvin” project (2018) at the famous Lighthouse Café in Hermosa Beach, CA with fellow saxophonists Doug Webb, Jeff Ellwood and bassist Chris Colangelo. In 2015, Glenn recorded as tenor saxophonist for the debut release of Bill Warfield’s NYC based “Hell’s Kitchen Funk Orchestra,” performing with the group at the Iridium in NYC, and many other venues.

He earned a Doctorate in music composition from the University of Maryland, College Park, studying with New Music composer/jazz bassist Robert Gibson. Glenn previously held Director of Jazz Studies positions at Cal State Fullerton, and Towson University where he headed up the program upon the retirement of his mentor, friend and noted composer/educator Hank Levy.