Influences

Formative Experiences: Five years old. Walking through my house on a perfect Spring day, the windows were open and Bach's Brandenburg Concertos played. Heaven. Eight years old. Violin Recital at Cambridge Park Elementary School. I memorize the melody that I'm assigned to play. While performing it, I smile from ear to ear. Junior High School: Kicked out of Middle School band. Reading notes, boring. High School: I play my brother's drum set for hours. I fall in love with the instrument and the physicality that the instrument requires. Senior year of high school up to the present: I pick up the guitar and become obsessed with it. Still, every morning, I find myself habitually drawn to the guitar, which I play for an hour before rising from bed. James Taylor, Cat Stevens, Paul Simon, Muddy Waters, The Beatles, Louis Armstrong, Stevie Wonder--they were my earliest musical influences.

Glen's Story

Glen Coleman has been at the forefront of the Jersey City arts scene since his April 2005 featured performance at Grace Church's Cathedral Arts Festival in Jersey City, New Jersey. Since that performance, Glen’s music has been placed in independent films and plays, and most recently, was featured on ABC World News programming. Glen is promoting his recently released debut CD “…before the crowd,” produced by music veteran Dean Bailin. Glen performs in many live music venues and festivals in the New York Tri-State area: the Jersey City Arts Festival, The Heritage Festival at Bryant Park NYC, Montclair NJ’s Luna Stage; Jersey City’s Women Rising Festival, ArtHouse, RockSoup Music Festival, and Fordham University’s Poetry with a Purpose. Glen’s music has inspired musical collaborations with a broad range of talented performers and artists. His recent collaborations include work with master slam poet, Dujuana Sharese; award winning performance artist and activist, Christine Goodman; award winning classical saxophonist, Kevin Gosa; Irish troubadour, Matt Gibbons; and multi instrumentalist and vocalist, Dan McBride.

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