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  • Profile:

    A faculty member at the New School for over 20 years, David Glasser has helped develop many of today’s jazz musicians. At the New School, he remains tirelessly involved in sharing knowledge, inspiring, and mentoring todays young musicians through an aural tradition of learning. As a performer, David Glasser encompasses a uniquely personal sound rooted in rich tradition. A veteran of the Clark Terry quintet, the Count Basie Orchestra (under the direction of Frank Foster), Illinois Jacquet, Barry Harris, and Dizzy Gillespie, his music covers a wide range of expression. A native New Yorker, Glasser is a graduate of the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and the Arts. He received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York and received extensive instruction from Lee Konitz, Frank Perowsky, and Barry Harris.

    Degrees Held:

    MM Jazz Performance, Eastman School of Music, '86

    BM Applied Saxophone, Eastman School of Music, '84

    Professional Affiliations:

    Count Basie Orchestra 1988-91

    Clark Terry Quintet 1995-2006

    New School Jazz and Contemporary Music faculty 1996-present