Glen Moore

Moore has worked with many great jazz artists including pianists Paul Bley, Larry Karush, Jan Hammer, Bill Evans and John Taylor; saxophonists, Zoot Sims, Benny Wallace, Lew Tabakin, Sonny Fortune, Nick Brignola, Rob Scheps, Charlie Mariano and Michael Brecker; flutist Jeremy Steig; violinists Stuff Smith, Zbigniew Seifert, Rob Thomas, Hollis Taylor and Jim Nolet; vibraphonists Gary Burton and Michael Mainieri; drummers Elvin Jones, Tony Williams, Beaver Harris, Peter LaRoca and Jimmy Cobb, Barrie Altschul, Elliot Zigmund; bassists Anthony Cox, Charlie Haden, Gary Peacock, Dave Holland, Jamie Faunt, Steve Swallow, David Friesen, Mark Dresser and Barre Phillips; and tap dancer Peg Leg Bates.  

His work in other styles of music includes folk singers Cyrus Faryar,

Tim Hardin, Taj Mahal and Jim Morrison; celtic singers Lorenna McKennit and Susan McKeown; Irish fiddlers Alasdair Fraser and Kevin Burke; Irish guitarist Aidan Brennan; percussionists Glen Velez, Ramish Schotam, Airto Moriera, Arto Tuncboyaciyan; oudists Rabih Abou-Khalil and Humza al Din; sitarists Ravi Shankar and Collin Walcott; tabla players Alla Rakha, Trilok Gurtu; concerts with the Kronos Quartet, the Winter Consort, the Philadelphia Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Stuttgart Opera Orchestra, and the Stavanger, Norway Orchestra.

Since 1988 he has worked with the Mountain Writers Center playing with renowned poets including Billy Collins, Joseph Straud, Yusef Komunyakaa, Karl Kirchway, Marvin Bell, Galway Kinnell, Brenda Hillman, Al Young, Patricia Goedeke, David James Duncan, Kim Addonzio, Lisa Coffman, Linda Greg, Agha Shadid Ali, Sherman Alexie, Sharon Olds, Anne Waldman, Joseph

Duemer, Denis Johnson, Robert Haas, Toi Derricotte, Phillip Levine, Jamacia Kincaid, Reginald McKnight, Gerald Stern, Bill Knott, and Rita Dove.

Moore co-founded the group Oregon in 1970 with Ralph Towner, Paul McCandless and Collin Walcott. In 1999, he completed work on the group’s 23rd album called, Oregon In Moscow, which features his bass playing and compositions with the Moscow Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra. He has toured Eastern and Western Europe, Northern Africa, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka,

Australia and throughout the United States in major clubs, concert halls and festivals with that band.

His selected recordings include: Bass Is with David Holland, Jamie Faunt and Peter Warren on Enja; two duet albums with David Friesen, one on Vanguard and the other on Burnside; albums with Nick Brignola, Jeremy Steig, Paul Bley, Annette Peacock; Introducing Glen Moore with David Darling, Zbigniew Seiffert and Jan Hammer on Elektra; Dragonetti’s Dream for unaccompanied bass on Intuition; three MOKAVE albums with Larry Karush and Glen Valez on Audioquest; three albums with Nancy King as KING & MOORE on Justice; five recordings with Rabih Abou-Khalil and numerous albums with OREGON. His most recent solo CDs are called Nude Bass Ascending featuring Steve Swallow, Carla Bley, Rabih Abou-Khalil and Arto Tuncboyaciyan on the Intuition label and King on the Road featuring Nancy King and Rob Scheps on the Cardas Audio label. Currently he is at work on an album of his piano songs for Intuition.

His compositional flair for romantic piano songs, flamboyant and robust bass songs is well known to his audience. In the last ten years, he has co-authored 15 songs with lyrics by Samantha Moore. Glen has a studio in Portland, Oregon where he gives private lessons to musicians from many stylistic backgrounds. He participates extensively as an instructor and as a student in bass conferences (Hawaii, BrazilMinneapolis and Iowa), and is active in the International String Bass Institute. Glen is the father of three sons and is living and teaching in Portland, Oregon.