Chris Glassman Quintet

Thursday, January 13, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm$20
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Showtimes are at 7:30p & 9:30p for this performance.

(Doors open at 5pm for dinner/Seating begins at 6:15p for the first show & 9:00p for the second show)


Hailed by the International Trombone Journal as someone whose “ warm sound, beautiful phrasing, and ability to perform in various styles convincingly sets him apart as a truly exceptional musician”, Chris Glassman is a rising star jazz performer on bass trombone, and Michigan based musician. He is also the Arts Entrepreneurship and Career Development Coordinator at Michigan State University’s College of Music, Instructor of Bass Trombone and Arranging/Composition at the Jazz Institute at Brevard, and the head of Low Brass at Michigan State University’s Community Music School in Detroit. Glassman’s vision is to mentor the next generation of musicians to be more passionate and skill- equipped for the modern music landscape.
He has performed and/or recorded with legendary musicians The Temptations and The Four Tops, Sarah McLachlan, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Chucho Valdez, Diane Schuur, Rene Marie, Wayne Bergeron, Rodney Whitaker, Ulysses Owens Jr., and Etienne Charles among others. His recordings with his co-led ensemble with Altin Sencalar, The Sencalar/Glassman Quintet, has recently received high acclaim from magazines like Stereophile Magazine, The International Trombone Journal, and Outside in Music. An avid arranger, Chris has had numerous commissions for arrangements and compositions by Brevard Music Center, the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, and for musicians David Sanborn, Billy Kilson, Rodney Whitaker, Randy Napoleon, Steve Davis, and Michael Dease among others. When not at MSU, performing, or teaching, Glassman enjoys expansive board games with his wife Christine, and watches old re-runs of The Simpsons while doting over his cat Muffin.


Thursday, January 13, 2022
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm