By Jamey's House of Music (other events)

Saturday, December 16 2017 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

The Suzanne Cloud/Tom Glenn musical collaboration started back in 1976 when they both were hired to form a popular, Top-40 disco band that played all over the Philly and New York Metro areas. After a year of laying down the boogie and teaching lead-footed partiers to dance, the band broke up, however Glenn and Cloud continued together writing songs for a musical show Cloud conceived around the 17th century Ben Jonson play, Bartholomew Fair (performed at the Old Painted Bride). After that, lyricist/singer Cloud and composer/guitarist Tom Glenn went their own ways. Cloud stayed in Philly and Glenn went to Boston.

Over the years, Tom went on to become a composer and player who won an EMMY award from the National Academy of Television Arts and garnered BILLBOARD honorable mentions in his wake, composing 20 musical scores for PBS Television, and over 40 music scores for NFL Films. Suzanne left disco (happily) and threw herself into the Philly jazz community with gusto, playing, writing, and recording with such notables as jazz fusion pioneer Eddie Green, pianist Uri Caine, bassist Tyrone Brown, bassist Gerald Veasley, tenor man Larry McKenna, pianist Jim Ridl, guitarist Jef Lee Johnson, and baritone saxophonist Denis DiBlasio. Glenn went on to play with stellar artists, including Chuck Berry, Sammy Davis Jr., Nancy Wilson, Alice Cooper, and Major Harris.

Both have recorded many CDs apart, Suzanne Cloud on the Philly Dreambox label and Tom Glenn on Street Wave Records (UK). Shuffle Time is Tom Glenn’s latest project and Suzanne Cloud’s 1996, politically and musically acclaimed CD With a Little Help From My Friends was recently re-issued. Both are being played on WRTI and WXPN, and Glenn even developed his own Pandora channel –"Beantown Samba". However, now the Cloud and Glenn team have been writing together again and are taking their politically and culturally charged music (along with some jazz standards) to the public at the Paris Wine Bar, Chris’ Jazz Café, and the House of Music.