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About Glenn ...
Glenn Alexander is a composer, guitarist and vocalist.
He has received extensive airplay and critical acclaim from around the world on his recordings Stretch (Half Track 1984), Glenn Alexander (Chase Music Group 1987), The Connection (Shanachie 1992), Rainbow’s Revenge (Shanachie 1993), Oria (Palmetto 1996), The Coalition (Midlantic/Fractal 2004), Northern Lights (Scott Healy~Glenn Alexander Quartet – Blue Dog 2011). He has played everywhere from bars to theaters, to concert halls, to stadiums and live on both radio and television. He has performed and/or recorded with some of the biggest names in music, including: Chico Hamilton, L. Shankar, Jan Hammer with The Mahavishnu Project, The Max Weinberg 7 (Late Night with Conan O’Brien), Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes, Randy Brecker, Bruce Springsteen, Levon Helm, Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint, Tom Scott, Brenda Russell, Regina Bell, Liza Minnelli, Manolo Badrena (Weather Report), Dave LaRue and T Lavitz (The Dixie Dregs), Gary US Bonds and many, many others. Glenn has recorded on countless CDs as a sideman, recently appearing on jazz saxophone great Jon Arabagon’s “Outright, Unhinged” to which Downbeat gave five stars and singled out the guitar work, calling it “fusionistic,face melting guitar solos.” Glenn has served on the faculty of his alma mater, Wichita State University and The New School. He is currently on the faculty of Sarah Lawrence College. In addition to touring the world as a member of Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Glenn also tours with his own band, Glenn Alexander & Shadowland, which he describes as "guitar-driven, horn-laced, in-your-face, soulful, blues-drenched music."