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Glenn Holdaway is a Grammy-Nominated musician, educator and horn section arranger living in Southern California. Glenn brings an exciting live show featuring high-level musicianship and fresh original music.

Glenn has a successful career as both a frontman and a sideman. In 2020, he released his first single "Reggaematical" which debuted in the Top 10 Reggae Charts on iTunes. His song has been played on radio stations such as EJazz Radio (#1 rated online radio station in Uganda) and104.7 FM. In addition to radio play, his original music has accumulated over 30,000 streams on Spotify alone. He is planning to release a new EP in 2022.


As a sideman, Glenn has become one of the most sought after trumpet players in Reggae. He has performed, recorded and written horn arrangements for the top artists in the genre. He has had the pleasure of working with Don Carlos, Save Ferris, Stick Figure, Fortunate Youth, Sister Nancy, Wailing Souls, Soul Syndicate, Zak Starkey (son of Ringo Starr), Kyle McDonald & Miles Doughty (Slightly Stoopid), and countless others. Glenn performs regularly at massive festivals, often performing with multiple bands on the lineup. 

Glenn is also an experienced educator, teaching students of all ages in masterclasses, private lessons and in schools.


Glenn's debut single, "Reggaematical"

Prod. Ryan Kordich

Written by Glenn Holdaway & Ryan Kordich

Earned a Top 10 spot on iTunes Reggae Charts, 50k+ streams on Spotify

Photo Credit: @michellechanphoto
Photo Credit: @brooklynxs_


Hollywood Bowl

Performing w/ the legendary Wailing Souls at the Hollywood Bowl 8/01/21



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