Born in Seattle, Michael Glynn began playing bass at the age of 11.
Beginning his jazz studies with former Count Basie and Louis
bassist Buddy Catlett, Michael starting working professionally while
still a student at Garfield High School, where he played for four
in that school's renowned jazz band. After two years in engineering
school at Columbia University in New York City, Michael returned to
Seattle where he graduated summa cum laude in 2001 with a Bachelor
Arts and Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from the University of
Washington, where he studied under Doug Miller and Barry Lieberman.
Moving to Albuquerque in 2006, he quickly established
as an integral part of the New Mexico music scene, performing and
recording extensively, and also making time to earn his Master of
degree from the University of New Mexico, studying with Mark Tatum.
In addition to performing with countless local musicians throughout
Pacific Northwest, California, and New Mexico, Glynn has performed with jazz
including Bud Shank, Jon Hendricks, Conte Candoli, Bobby Shew, Don
Lanphere, Bob Florence, Doug Lawrence, Kevin Hays, Kim Richmond,
Aaron Parks, and the Cab
Calloway Orchestra. Michael has performed around the United States
in Canada, Switzerland, France, the Netherlands, Oman, and Trinidad
and Tobago. On top
jazz work, Michael performs in a variety of other genres, including
classical work with the New Mexico Symphony Philharmonic, the New
Mexico Symphony, Opera
Southwest, and Canticum Novum Santa Fe, calypso with steel drum
legend Ray Holman, and a mix of
Arabic and Western music with Iraqi-American oud virtuoso Rahim Al
Michael currently resides in Palo Alto, California.