Glenn Holdaway is a Grammy-Nominated trumpet player living in Southern California. Beginning at 8 years old, Glenn has been playing music for most of his life. He has been gigging since the age of 13, performing at the Hollywood Bowl, the Queen Mary, on air at 88.9 FM KUCI, and other local venues as a teenager. In 2013, he went on a national tour with the drumcorps Pacific Crest performing in packed stadiums across the country.
In 2018, Glenn received his undergraduate from California State University Long Beach where he performed in the Studio Jazz Band.
Glenn has had a successful career as both a sideman and a solo artist. In 2020, he released his first single "Reggaematical" which debuted in the Top 10 iTunes Reggae Charts. As a sideman, he has had the pleasure of working with:
Don Carlos, Stick Figure, Save Ferris, Fortunate Youth, Sister Nancy, Soul Syndicate, Andy Grammer, Wailing Souls, SonReal, Iya Terra, New Kingston, U-Roy, Mad Professor, Marlon Asher, Randy Valentine, Jordan T, Jahgun, Mystic Marley, Josh Heinrichs & SkillinJah, Landon McNamara, Earl Zero, Errol Dunkley, For Peace Band, Big Youth, Everton Blender, Johnny Clarke, The Elgins, Kontiki, Zak Starkey (son of Ringo Starr), Curtis Young (son of Dr. Dre), Garth Dennis (Black Uhuru), Kyle McDonald & Miles Doughty (Slightly Stoopid), Kaleo Wassman (Pepper), David Morrison (Abyssinians), Doobie Powell, E.N. Young, Ronnie King and countless others.
Glenn is also an experienced educator.
He has held positions such as:
Lindberg Middle School: Jazz Band Instructor. 2021
Alondra Middle School: Jazz Band Instructor. 2020
Hopkinson Elementary School: Director. 2019-20
Los Alamitos Elementary School: Director. 2019-20
McGaugh Elementary School: Director. 2019
Lee Elementary School: Director. 2018-20
Warren High School: Marching Band Tech (Visual & Music). 2018.
Bellflower Music: Trumpet Instructor. 2017-Present.
Irvine Arts & Music Academy: Trumpet & Drumset Instructor. 2018
Jazz Angels: Mentor. 2016-Present
Los Alamitos High School: Jazz Band Assistant. 2016-17.
Top/ bottom photos by: @hectorg5000
Middle photo by: @cheetono