Jazz inspired improvised music
At a young age, Glen Montanaro 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, he 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. In, 2021 he applied and got accepted for a Bachelor’s program at Det Jyske Musikkonservatorium in Aalborg where he started his work on the project Xhud.