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Stan was an inspiration to me. After 45 years in music as a trumpet and saxophone player and having the priviledge of playing and being friends with some of the greatest icons in jazz Stan represents something that makes this music special and he held on to that vision his whole musical life. "Pure beauty and artistic integrity" at the highest level above the noise and the crowd. One pays a price for that and he did for sure along with his family , but his recordings are a legacy to the human spirit.

Glenn Zottola - September 2009

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New Release - Glenn Zottola "A Jazz Life"

This is an anthology of my last 52 years in jazz.  A two CD set of selected tracks from over 50 albums with stars like Chick Corea , Suzanne Somers , Steve Allen , Zoot Sims , Milt Hinton, Kenny Clarke , Osie Johnson.  Oscar Pettiford , Jimmy Raney  and many more. Call Steve Rose at 914-593-1188 in sales at the Classic Jazz record label if you would  like one.  It comes with a 12 page booklet with some great stories.  …


Posted on March 5, 2014 at 11:30pm

Tribute To Charlie Parker

As part of this trilogy will be my tribute to Charlie Parker also with some strings. Go to glenn to hear sample tracks of all 3 albums. Glenn

Posted on April 9, 2012 at 5:56pm

Three New Releases

Hi ! I will coming out with Three New Releases shortly 2 on tenor that i playing the Stan Getz Legend Mouthpiece by RS Berkeley and Bev Getz truly a joy to play. Go to my website to hear sample tracks.  Best, Glenn

Posted on April 9, 2012 at 5:54pm

Happy Holidays and update !

hi All !  hope you had a good holiday and wishing you all a healthy 2012. I finally launched a long overdue website with lots of stories and Video from TV. Also just finished a Tenor Album i have wanted to do for a long time and i will keep you posted on the release. I used the Stan Getz mouthpiece on the album which i am endorsing for RS Berkeley along with…


Posted on December 26, 2011 at 6:00pm

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At 6:53pm on September 9, 2009, Bev Getz said…
Hey! Here you are!!! LOL!! Thanks so much for joining Glenn! Really honored and happy to have you with us! Looking forward to hearing some more of your work posted! WELCOME!

At 8:55pm on September 9, 2009, Bev Getz said…
What a sweet comment Glenn! THANK YOU! ((-:
At 1:46pm on September 14, 2009, RUBIANO Gérard said…
Good evening Sir,

I'm very impressed to write to you, because I know what you are able to do with a trumpet !!
So, at this time near Nice and Monaco we are looking for musicians like you, they are so rare!
I hope you will come in my area of France, why not?
That's true we have many movies in this area, I know that because I'm a police officer and sometimes we are making the security around the "movie's area !
I appreciate what you are writing to me, I'm very honoured!
All my best regards!
P.S: If you want, you can have a look of what I did with my last painting of Stan Getz!
May be, one day, I will draw you on a painting, that's a good idea!
At 3:31pm on September 14, 2009, RUBIANO Gérard said…
Dear Sir,
Thank you very much for your answer! Of course, I know Sydney Bechet, I've got many compact disc of him...because I play "Petite fleur", "les oignons" and others songs he made with my saxophone, a soprano one!
I know that you were playing with DANKO Harold (pianist) and that you play both saxophone & trumpet!
If you can send me a very good picture of you, it will be a pleasure for me to paint you ! It will be a big honour!
As you see, I am trying actually to paint with the music of the album "Kind of Blue" of Miles Davis, because I am always painting with the music of the people I paint !
You can see the sketch of my version of " Kind of blue" on my personal page of this excellent web site that Bev Getz do !
She looks like a very kind woman, I like her spirit ! I hope to help her to found a museum to honourate her dad ! "may be one day ", will see !
Best regards!

At 3:36pm on September 14, 2009, RUBIANO Gérard said…
Dear Sir,

With the video you send to Bev, I think I can draw something!

Best regards
At 3:50pm on September 14, 2009, RUBIANO Gérard said…
I know also that you were playing with Lionel HAMPTON, a very famous gentleman of the Jazz !
I could say that because I met him personnaly during few minutes in Saint-Marteen in the French West Indies!
At this time, I was a young police officer and I had the opportunity to see the big band of Lionel HAMPTON was for me a great moment when at the end of his performance (show) I was having the rights to speak with him for about 15 minutes, I often think about the luck I was having to meet such a beautiful musician was amazing for me to see this "old man" beeing "so young" when he was playing !!! It was incredible ...that was the time which I began to play by myself fact...I am still trying to play music...may be to stay "Young" !!!
Jazz is amazing to be younger, this music is a stimulant ! AWESOME !!
At 4:32pm on September 14, 2009, RUBIANO Gérard said…
Dear Glenn,

I saw the video you told me with Bob Wilber, this song "SI TU VOIS MA MERE" is very well played, it sounds beautiful! Really, I like it so much that I will try to play it with my soprano saxophone !

I would like to tell you that I appreciate your congratulations for what I've done with the painting of Stan! I also would like to say you that the painting done for your very first album live at Eddie Condon's is very nice and very well done ! Truly ! I hope you will upload FYI !

By the way, I put your video with Bob wilber on the site like that all the people of this excellent web site could see it, sure they will appreciate !

All my best regards, Sir!

At 7:09pm on September 14, 2009, Glenn Zottola said…
thanks G'erard for all this beautiful communication ! What you are doing is very important both to the artist with your appreciation of their music and your wonderful painting. Let me think about a picture to send you as i am archiving a lot right now and also possibly music that might inspire you for a painting. I spent 2 years with the Benny Goodman sextet and after i left Benny i was interested in what it would feel like to play in the format of the famous trio with Teddy Wilson and Krupa. I put together a trio and did 35 concerts in Europe. It was very demanding and the cut of " i'm confessin" that is on my page here is from a concert in the UK with that trio. Regarding Hamp it was the first big band i went out on the road with when i was 17 years old and he was amazing and i couldn't keep up with his energy on the road. I have some very funny stories on all these experiences. Glenn
At 1:16am on September 28, 2009, Richard Ransom said…
So nice of you for the add..Thanks. Rick
At 2:05pm on October 11, 2009, RUBIANO Gérard said…
Hello Glenn,

Thank you so much for your mail! I know I'm not a real musician because I just started to learn music to late but that 's true that I love music specially Jazz and blues !
I would like to be able to do a "jam session" with true musicians like you ...may be one day..I've just made my 45 years old this week and may be in many years I could be good enought to play with others!
Learning by myself is my pleasure because with my job as police officer I work "night & day" and this is not possible for me to learn with a teacher...that's why I'm learning trying to copy what I listen!
Thank you so the way, I did not forget you at all, I've started to paint your portrait and it is quite good when I will finish it I will take a picture of this paint and I will add it on this web site!
Hope you are fine!!!
All my best!
Have a nice day!

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