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Glenn Arthur Ferris (born June 27, 1950) is a jazz trombonist who has also worked in other fields. Outside of jazz he has played for Frank Zappa, Stevie Wonder, James Taylor, and Duran Duran.

Glenn Ferris
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Glenn Ferris, left
Background information
Birth nameGlenn Arthur Ferris
Born (1950-06-27) June 27, 1950 (age 69)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
GenresJazz, rock, pop

He studied classical music from 1958 to 1967, but from 1964 onward he also studied jazz with Don Ellis, performing all of the trombone solos on three albums ("Ferris Wheel" was written for him by Don).[1] Prior to the live concert at Filmore, he shaved his head.[2] He went on to perform with a variety of American musicians in several genres before moving to France in 1980. In France he worked with Tony Scott, Brotherhood of Breath, and Henri Texier. He has led a trio and a quintet[3] and has taught at the Conservatoire de Paris.


With Don Ellis

With Vinny Golia

  • Live at the Century City Playhouse – Los Angeles, 1979 (Dark Tree, 2017)

With Steve Lacy

With Billy Cobham Total Eclipse (Billy Cobham album)

With Jack Walrath


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