Applied Jazz Bass Instructor
Glen Moore grew up in Portland, Oregon and graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Literature and History. He began piano at age nine and contrabass at age twelve. Glen moved to New York City in '67 and formed the Jazz group OREGON with Ralph Towner, Paul Mc Candless and Collin Walcott. Since 1972 he has toured the world and recorded 27 CD's with OREGON.
His credits with World Music and Jazz artists are extensive, including: Paul Bley, Nick Brignola, Zbigniew Seifert, Lorena McKennitt, Glen Velez, Tim Hardin, Rabih abou-Khalil, Elvin Jones, Jimmy Cobb, Kurt Elling, Tony Williams, Chico Hamilton, Lawrence Williams, David Holland, Stuff Smith, Charlie Mariano, Sonny Fortune and Larry Coryell. He is a specialist in virtuostic duets with Ralph Towner, Jeremy Steig, Benny Wallace, Nancy King, Larry Karush, Jerry Grinnelli, Allen Ginsburg, Marvin Bell and many poets.
His passion for music has lead him to teach an in-depth bass course as well as "Lectures in Courage" a spontaneous composition workshop and the "Oregon Ensemble which focuses on learning the compositions of Ralph Towner. Mr. Moore joined the PSU Music faculty in 2001.