GLENN ZOTTOLA & FRIENDS
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Glenn Zottola, born in Port Chester, New York, is an American jazz trumpeter and saxophonist. Zottola is known for his work with Lionel Hampton, the Benny Goodman Sextet and Bob Wilber, and has played for a broad range of vocalists, including Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, Tony Bennett, Mel Torme, Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Williams.
He has recorded over 50 albums, performed at major jazz festivals throughout the world, and was a featured soloist at Benny Goodman’s Carnegie Hall 50th Anniversary in 1988. In 1995, Zottola was band leader on the Suzanne Somers daytime TV Talk Show at Universal Studios. Recently he has recorded a series of albums on the Music Minus One record label and Classic Jazz record label paying tribute to jazz legends including Charlie Parker, Stan Getz, Clifford Brown and Ben Webster.
The most recent album, “Glenn Zottola: A Jazz Life” is a 2 CD anthology of selected tracks from 50 albums with many celebrities including Milt Hinton, Zoot Sims, Peggy Lee, Maxine Sullivan, Chick Corea and Suzanne Somers.
Given Zottola’s track record, it goes without saying that his music has touched the lives of millions. Portraying a wide range of emotions through his unique style; “Glenn Zottola & Friends” can find it’s place in almost any setting, catering to different moods! Also featuring Romero Lubambo (Grammy® Award Winner) and Ricky Kej (Grammy® Award Winner)
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“Zottola has great warmth with the trumpet and saxophone."
- CHICK COREA
“A very talented player and all around excellent musician.
I love hearing his records on radio!”
- GERRY MILLIGAN
“Glenn has ‘big ears’ - he is a natural jazz musician.”
- ZOOT SIMS
“He shows a pleasing mixture of Braff warmth and Hackett serenity.”
- JAZZ TIMES
“Trumpeter Glenn Zottola has blended diverse antecedents - among them, Eldridge and Gillespie - on a foundation hewn of pure Armstrong. The result, heraldic of tone and impeccable of execution, an urgent and intensely personal style.”
- RICHARD SUDHALTER, NY POST
“Glenn Zottola on trumpet… building solos with an elegancy and deliberation that reflect Louis Armstrong.”
- JOHN S. WILSON, NY TIMES
“Glenn Zottola — Top quality trumpet and saxophone. I’m pleased to add him to the list of musical giants I’ve played with. A great asset to the world of jazz.”
- MILT “JUDGE” HINTON
“Like Benny Carter and Ira Sullivan before him, Zottola developed independent, appealing and natural-solo identities on both instruments.”
- RICHARD SUDHALTER, NY POST
“Trumpeter Glenn Zottola is one of the few horn players today who takes his inspiration from Louis Armstrong.”
- STEREO REVIEW
“Glenn Zottola is an excellent musician. Excellent, just excellent!”
- TEDDY WILSON
“Glenn does both so well — I love the alto!”
- BUDDY TATE
“… a rare and brilliant and extremely flexible young trumpeter. His careful and yet carefree blowing evoke bits of Louis Armstrong. Bix Biederbecke, Bunny Berigan and even Roy Eldridge all molded into a style that becomes strictly his own.”
- GEORGE T. SIMON, NY POST