Glenn Holdaway is a Grammy-Nominated musician, educator and horn section arranger living in Southern California. Beginning at 8 years old, Glenn has been playing music for most of his life. Glenn is a graduate of California State University Long Beach, and has studied with teachers such as Charley Davis, Kevin Miller and Andrew Carney.
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 104.7 FM. As a sideman, Glenn & his horn section “Jah Connection Horns” have become one of the most sought after horn sections in the Reggae circuit. 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, SonReal, 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 classrooms and in private lessons. He currently teaches music classes at Hopkinson Elementary School, Los Alamitos Elementary School, McGaugh Elementary School, Lee Elementary School, Alondra Middle School and with the Jazz Angels organization. He also teaches private lessons from his home and at Bellflower Music, where he averages close to 10 students a week.
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