Glen MONTANARO

Guitar

Age: 25 years old

Country: Malta

Guitarist from Malta currently working and collaborating in Denmark.
At a young age, he studied composition and later on shifted to Jazz guitar. He has had classes with notable teachers including Mike Moreno, Yotam Silberstein, Romain Pilon and Sandro Zerafa. His studies in Jazz guitar furthered in Italy where he completed two seminars and a pre-academic year. Returning from Siena, he formed a trio, focusing on writing music and leading. In 2017, was chosen for an intercultural residency in France led by Fabrizio Cassol where his interest in Middle-Eastern and Mediterranean music developed. In 2018, a collaboration with composer Jess Rymer diving into experimental/electronic music was formed and his participation in the New York Jazz Masters brought him closer to the jazz tradition.

Current projects include:
Xhud (ʃuːt)
A project combining live visuals with emotional and rhythmical music.
The Ebbin’ & Flow
A collaboration with Jess Rymer exploring Maltese and Yorkshire folk songs and narrative literature through two distinct musical approaches.

Photo credit: Craig Hitchings