Glenn Alexander holds a B.M. from Wichita State University. He is widely recognized as a guitarist, composer and producer, having written for, performed and or recorded with such artists as Jan Hammer, Chico Hamilton, L Shankar and the Epidemics, Levon Helm, Max Weinberg & the Max Weinberg 7 on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, Labamba & The Hubcaps, Labamba Big Band, Mark Pender Band, Constantine Maroulis (American Idol), Bob Dylan (The Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan), Phoebe Snow, Michael Bolton, Darlene Love, Judy Collins, Lisa Loeb, Adrian Belew, Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint (with Levon @ The Midnight ramble sessions), Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey, Jane Ira Bloom, Randy Brecker, Mark Egan, Danny Gottlieb, Doug Wimbish, Billy Burnette, , Jerry Hahn, T Lavitz and Dave LaRue(Dixie Dregs), Gerald Veasley, Paul Newman, and many others.He has performed on and written countless TV commercials and movie scores including the sound track of the Spike Lee Movie, Four Little Girls... Has attained worldwide airplay and critical acclaim on recordings featuring his performances as well as his own compositions: Stretch, Glenn Alexander, Inside Out(The Connection), Rainbow's Revenge(Glenn Alexander), Oria(Glenn Alexander), Naked Movies (The Coalition),We Remember Pastorius, Hub City Kid(Dave LaRue), Heros(Michael Davis), Street News(Bob Magnuson), Gotta Serve Somebody (Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan, featuring Dylan), Mark Pender Band, Guitar on the Edge, Vol. 4., Everything is Fine(Alice Ripley), Men I've Had (Sherie Rene), Model Prisoner (Adam Pascal), Belonging (Jane Barnett) & "The Other Side of Time" for Mary Fahl. He produced the CD, Time Changes, for legendary guitarist Jerry Hahn, featuring Dave Liebman, Steve Laspina and others. He recorded 13 songs by & for Paul Simon arranged by Howard Morgan for solo jazz guitar. Currently writing, recording and performing with the rock group L.A.X. featuring Dave LaRue of the Steve Morse Band and several other projects such as his group The Coalition with Scott Healy (keys with the Conan O'Brien Show), featuring Michael Merritt (bass with Conan O'Brien) and Shawn Pelton(Drums with Saturday Night Live) which has a new release (Naked Movies) out on Midlantic records and The OutPost featuring Bob Magnuson, Kermit Driscoll & Matt Wilson and his funky group Farm League Funk(featuring Paul Frazier & Steve Loecher). Mr. Alexander studied with Jerry Hahn, Pat Martino and John Scofield, is Head of Jazz studies at Sarah Lawrence College, and serves on the faculty at the New School University.
Tickets are available at the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce, 225-6414, The Copper Cup, 225-5287, and State Farm Insurance, 225-5747. For more information on the Cheroke Jazz and Blues Festival go to www.cherokeejazzbluesfestival.com.