Native New Yorker Dave Glasser encompasses a uniquely personal sound rooted in rich tradition.

Democracy's Hypocrisy, Dave's latest recording is set for release in March 2020 and will feature Andy Milne, Matt Wilson, and Ben Allison. Currently the lead altoist for the Count Basie Orchestra, and a veteran of the Clark Terry quintet, the Count Basie Orchestra (under the direction of Frank Foster), Illinois Jacquet, Barry Harris, and Dizzy Gillespie, Dave's music transcends genre and covers a wide range of expression while remaining connected to the roots of Jazz.


A faculty member at the New School for over 23 years, he is proud to have helped develop many of today’s younger jazz musicians. In gratitude to wisdom bestowed from elder musicians, he is tirelessly continuing the tradition of mentoring future musicians by remaining actively involved in sharing knowledge, inspiring, and mentoring through the aural tradition.


Dave Glasser received his Bachelors(84) and Masters(86) degrees from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, is a proud alumni of the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and the Arts in NYC,  and received extensive instruction from Lee Konitz, Frank Perowsky, Barry Harris, and Bill Dobbins.