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Hans Glawischnig — Bass

Hans Glawischnig

Hans Glawischnig is one of the most in-demand bassists on the New York jazz scene today. Born in Graz, Austria, he first started playing violin at age 6, then switched to the bass in his early teens.  He relocated to the United States in 1989 and earned scholarships to Berklee College of Music and Manhattan School of Music, where he received his B.A.(magna cum laude) and and M.A. degrees, respectively.  He began a long string of associations as a sideman with artists as wide-ranging as Bobby Watson, Maynard Ferguson, Paquito D'Riviera, Ravi Coltrane, Kenny Werner, Brian Lynch, the Mingus Big Band, Billy Cilds, Joe Locke, Eward Simon, Claudia Acuna, Carolyn Leonhart, Donny McCaslin,Dafnis Prieto, Dave Binney and Ben Monder, just to name a few, and has appeared on more than 50 recordings.

Since 1996 he has been active in the Latin Jazz arena as a member of Ray Barretto's New World Spirit Sextet,as well as  David Sanchez 'Melaza' Sextet, an ensemble which recorded several Grammy-nominated CDs. Presently he is a member of Miguel Zenon's quartet which has recorded 5 CDs and tours extensively.  Chick Corea hired him in 2006 for his 'Spirit of Mozart' ensemble, a project dedicated to the 250th anniversary of the birth of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Chick also appears as a guest on Hans' second release, Panorama for Sunnyside Records, a critically acclaimed CD that, like Hans' first recording, Common Ground for Fresh Sounds/New Talent, features original compositions exclusively.

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