Friends University Casado Jazz Night

News Date: 
Thu. 03/08/2012

Bassist Glenn Holmes, a former faculty member at Friends University, will be the featured guest artist at Casado Jazz Night on Wednesday, March 14. Holmes is now teaching and performing in Cleveland, Ohio, and will spend two days in residence teaching jazz students on the Friends University campus and performing with the student combos. 

Casado Jazz Night is free and open to the public. The performance is 8-10 p.m. and is set in a relaxed coffee house atmosphere. 

For more information on this performance or other Fine Arts events, please contact the Fine Arts box office at 316-295-5677 or

Glenn Holmes Biography
Glenn Holmes is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in String Bass/Theory from Miami University (Ohio) and a Master of Music in Theory/Composition from Wichita State University.

Holmes has performed as a guest soloist both in the classical and jazz idioms. He is a former member of the Wichita Symphony and a published composer. He is a past member of the jazz faculty of Wichita State University and Friends University.  Holmes has performed with Benny Golson, Sean Jones,  Doc Cheatum, Earl Warren, Jerry Hahn, Richie Cole, Charlie Rouse, Andy Narell, Keith Copeland, Johnnie Harris, Eddie Daniels, Steve Houghton, Don Braden, Joe Williams, Jimmy Heath, Bobby Watson, Frank Mantooth, Dennis Wilson, Benny Bailey, Ignacio Beroa, Uhron Israel, Robin Eubanks, Vanessa Rubin, Antonio Hart, James Newton, Clark Terry, Nancy Wilson, Charlie Haden and Cindy Blackman. 

Currently, Holmes has his own trio and is a freelance bassist working with the Eric Gould Trio, the Bill Ransom Quintet and he Jazz Heritage Orchestra. He is currently on the jazz faculty at Cleveland State University and The Cleveland Music School Settlement.

For more information
Fine Arts Office