Born in Seattle, bassist Michael Glynn has been performing professionally since the age of 16. Called “A total monster player” by trumpet virtuoso Bobby Shew, Michael’s music has taken him across North America, Europe, and Asia to venues including the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, and the North Sea Jazz Festival in the Netherlands. In addition to leading his own groups, he has performed with such jazz luminaries as Jon Hendricks, Bud Shank, Dave Grusin, Mark Levine, Bobby Shew, Don Lanphere, Bob Florence, William Parker, Kevin Hays, Aaron Parks, Madeline Eastman, Dena DeRose, Doug Lawrence, Kim Richmond, and the Cab Calloway Orchestra.
While mostly known as a jazz musician, Glynn also performs in a variety of other genres. In recent years his experiences have included classical work with ensembles such as the New Mexico Philharmonic, the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, Opera Southwest, and Canticum Novum Santa Fe; calypso and soca with Trinidadian steel drum legend Ray Holman; and a unique mix of Arabic and Western music with Iraqi-American oud virtuoso Rahim Al Haj.
After spending the last several years living in New Mexico and the San Francisco Bay area, Michael returned in 2013 to his hometown of Seattle.