Glenn White


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Described as “a brilliant gem,” Glenn’s modern jazz compositions and skilled, interactive playing have been called “a thoughtful, remarkable style,” which “stems from a deeper understanding,” as well as “everything we love about jazz. A beautiful melody. Something we can hold on to.” At a 2013 performance at WNYC’s Greene Space, Glenn’s music was described as, “inside this incredibly beautiful and haunting melody, inside your improvisation you were also being a composer . . . beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.”

Glenn has performed alongside many notable musicians including Norah Jones, Paul Banks (Interpol), Greg Camp (Smash Mouth), Michael Eisenstein (Melissa Etheridge), Sunnyside Records artist Jamie Baum, Impulse! artist Greg Tardy, ECM Records artist Art Lande, and the Four Tops (opening for Chuck Berry). In addition to his own recordings, Glenn can be heard on popular singles that have charted on the College Music Journal. Glenn’s recordings, Sacred Machines (OA2 Records) and Time in Transit (Armored Records), and Quirk (Armored Records), are featured on radio stations and satellite radio internationally.

Glenn’s performing and composing are enhanced by his experience as an educator, which has included a full-time faculty position at University of Alaska Fairbanks (saxophone, clarinet, jazz studies) and as a guest artist/clinician at a number of universities and high schools. Glenn is also a recipient of the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, and has served as Director of the UAF Jazz Fest and Curator for the Jazz at the Shabazz summer concert series at the Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center.

Glenn lives in New York City, where he performs with his own groups, which have been featured at South by Southwest, East by Northeast, Artscape Baltimore, the Big Apple Underground Jazz Festival, and more. His groups have shared billing with Chris Potter’s Underground, the Maynard Ferguson Alumni band, and many other notable artists and groups.

Glenn holds degrees from Arizona State University (BM Jazz Performance), New England Conservatory of Music (MM Jazz Performance), and Columbia University (MS Applied Analytics).

Screen name:
Glenn White
Member since:
Mar 08 2010
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week
Most available:


David Binney, Donny McCaslin, Warne Marsh, Wayne Shorter, Chris Potter

Instrument experience:



tenor saxophone



Past Events

Andy Bianco Trio


Joe Barna & Sketches of Influence

Joe Barna & Sketches of Influence

GW3 at Penny Jo's, NYC

Glenn White Quartet at Argyle Brewing - Cambridge, NYC

Andy Bianco Quartet at Zinc Bar, NYC

RDJO Electric Band at the Delancey

Tobias Gebb Trio at Inwood Local, NYC

Glenn White Quintet

Glenn White Quintet at the Nash in Phoenix, AZ

Glenn White Quintet at Las Tapas, 187th Street, NYC

Glenn White Quartet at Las Tapas, NYC.

Glenn White Quintet at Maryland Institute College of Art

Glenn White Quintet at the Sea of Glass in Tucson, AZ

Glenn White Quintet at the Nash in Phoenix, AZ

Come hear GW & Friends throw down on the Lower East Side!

“Soulful and rich . . . commanding presence . . . the ethos here is definitely one of interactional musicianship amid strong compositions.”
–All About Jazz

Glenn White - saxophone, compositions
Andy Bianco - guitar
Sharik Hasan - keyboard
Gary Wang - bass
Chris Benham - drums

Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center

Elephant Room, Austin, TX

Ken Kobayashi's SART featuring Glenn White

with very special guests The King Sweater and Anya Marina

134th St. & ACP Jr. Blvd.

B.B. King's with Aistha Eustache Band

with Benito Gonzalez, Andy Bianco, Gary Wang, Chris Benham

We duke it out with ensembles of all sorts for the chance to represent Manhattan in WNYC's Battle of the Boroughs. Event will be streamed on the Green Space website, where online voting will also take place.

with Rob Mitzner, Dmitry Ishenko, Andy Bianco, and Lee Potteiger

Double bill featuring Glenn White Quartet and Daniel Bennett Group.

Glenn White - tenor saxophone/compositions, Colin Sapp - guitar, Dmitry Ishenko - bass, Joel Arnow - bass

82 W. 3rd St. (btwn Thompson & Sullivan), NYC
with Tyler Blanton (vibraphone), Dmitry Ishenko (bass), Chris Benham (drums)