Glen Fittin - Musician
Glen Fittin is an Adjunct Professor and dance musician for the Hofstra University Department of Dance, and a visiting specialist for Montclair State University, Dance New Amsterdam, and Steps on Broadway. He began playing for dance at Rutgers University where he later recorded his CD entitled, Circulation with Michael Toal. He has worked with choreographers Robert Battle, Michael Foley, Sean Curran, Donald McKayle, Gabe Masson, Aya Shibahara, Keith Thompson, Mark Dendy and David Dorfman, among others. Glen is the recipient of Meet the Composer and Center for American Music grants for his scores for dance. Focusing on the use of global percussion, including the frame drum, he has performed and recorded with Glen Velez, (Rhythm Color Exotica Ellipsis Arts 1996), Bernie Worrell, Tigger Benford, John Tchai, Joseph Jarman, Annea Lockwood, Dez Cadena, Richard Barone, Tony Visconti, Valerie Naranjo, Montego Joe,Women of the Calabash, The Rhythm Monsters, Marafanyi, Mbiradinda, and many others. Glen has accompanied and performed at the Bates Dance Festival, American Dance Festival, Korea Drum Festival, Seoul Dance and Music Improv. Festival Rhethymno Renn Fest Crete. Kaatsbaan (NY) and the North American Frame Drum Festival. His theater credits include The Lion King on Broadway and Shrek the Musical. His current projects include serving as percussionist for legendary FUNK keyboardist, Bernie Worrell (P-Funk, Talking Heads) and Jimmy Destri (Blondie). Upcoming recordings are planned with jazz legend, John Tchcai and Joseph Jarman (Art Ensemble of Chicago).