Citing Bill Evans and Dave Brubeck as style inspirations, Glenn Zaleski is a jazz pianist, composer, and arranger from Massachusetts.
A native of Boylston, he took part in the Brubeck Institute Fellowship at the University of the Pacific from 2005-2007, and followed an undergraduate degree from The New School in 2009 with graduate studies at N.Y.U. During his time there, he and his brother, saxophonist Mark Zaleski, released the album Duet Suite in 2010. A year later, Glenn joined bassist Rick Rosato and drummer Colin Stranahan for 2011's Anticipation, issued on Capri Records. That same year, Zaleski was also a finalist for the APA Cole Porter Fellowship in Jazz and a semifinalist in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition. He reunited with Rosato and Stranahan for 2013's Limitless, also on Capri.
Saying he had 1959's Everybody Digs Bill Evans and 1960's Portrait in Jazz in mind when he recorded it, Zaleski made his solo debut in 2015 with My Ideal, released by Sunnyside Communications. It included interpretations of tunes by the likes of Jerome Kern, Freddie Hubbard, and Charlie Parker. An album of mostly originals recorded with bassist Dezron Douglas and drummer Craig Weinrib, Fellowship followed on the same label in 2017. ~ Marcy Donelson, Rovi