Jazz saxophonist and composer Glenn Cashman studied jazz composition with Hank Levy at Towson University and with Gene Rush at the University of Memphis. He earned his Ph.D. in composition at the University of Maryland in College Park, where he worked with "new music" composer Robert Gibson. He made his recorded debut as a leader with his album I've Got Your Rhythm, released on the Indigo label on September 15, 2003. He is a member of Luther Hughes and the Cannonball-Coltrane Project, appearing on the group's self-titled 2005 album as well as the follow-ups Second Helping (2006) and Spectacular! (2008). He has led a band with pianist Tom Ranier that produced the Ranier/Cashman albums Blue in Green (2005) and Bright Idea (2006), both released on the Primrose Lane label. In addition, he has played, arranged, and/or provided compositions on the albums In Time's Shadow (2006), by Rick Holland/Evan Dobbins; Live at the Athenaeum, Vol. 2 (2007), by Holly Hoffman/Mike Wofford Duo; Better Days Ahead (2007), by John Blount; and Duff's Blues (2008), by Gene Ludwig Trio with the Bill Warfield Big Band. Cashman, who divides his time between the East and West Coasts, is Associate Professor of Music at Colgate University in Hamilton, NY (having previously been Director of Jazz Studies at Towson University and at Cal State-Fullerton) and also leads the Southland Big Band in Los Angeles. He is the Founding Director of the Muckenthaler Jazz Festival in Fullerton, CA. In 2009, Glenn Cashman & the Southland Big Band released their self-titled debut album on Primrose Lane.
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