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Hello Music lovers, how is 2024 treating you all?

OUT NOW new single by Charlotte Glasson ‘Chop Chop’

‘ Chop Chop’ the new single from my upcoming album Cosmo’s Cosmos, which is being released 26th June 2024 with a gig I Pizza Express, Soho. He album features Charlotte on saxes, flute, violin and synth, with Mark Bassey on trombone, Chris Spedding on Guitar, Chris Kibble on piano, Lloyd Coote on bass guitar and double bass and sousaphone, and Sam Glasson on drums.

in June 2024 we will release our new album “Cosmo’s Cosmos.’

Saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist, Charlotte brings a huge bag of tricks to play with her, and this album is no exception. Tenor Sax, flute and strings all feature, along with the Guitar of Chris Spedding, Mark Bassey on Trombone, Chris Kibble on Piano, Lloyd Coote on bass and sousaphone, and Sam Glasson on Drums and Percussion. Theirs is a contemporary jazz, free of anxiety, yet full of grace and fun, bringing to mind the endless skies of a summer morning, or the hot buzz of a glorious seaside sunset. This is music for a positive frame of mind.

Cosmo’s Cosmo is her ‘eighth album, mining a rich seam of latin and world music influences, this is sunshine music, woven with smiles. Sharing the writing credits across the band, the tunes share the freedom of a child’s imagination, exploring the world with all its potential for play. 

Starting with the single, “Chop chop”, this is a world full of opportunity. There is no time to waste, seize the day and join the band! 

As well as running her own band, Charlotte is a multi-instrumentalist session player and arranger. Currently on tour with The Waeve and Stornaway, her skills with her Tenor sax, flutes and Violin/Viola are always in demand. Previously, Charlotte has played and toured with The Divine Comedy, Clare Martin, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Barry Adamson, Nerina Pallot, and Chris Hodgkins. Her musical vocabulary is subtle and endlessly versatile.  

With her own music, she is able to freely draw inspiration from the rich lineage of contemporary jazz composers while wearing these influences lightly. Fuelled by the travel bug, her music finds inspiration from across the globe. The textures are conjured from gossamer, hanging gently in a summer breeze, crowned by birdsong. Evocative of a hazy day in the sun, running across a field of scented grass, the blades gently squeezing between your toes. This is music to dream with.

Next up for the band
Thursday July 11th Charlotte Glasson Band The Ropetackle, Shoreham https://ropetacklecentre.co.uk/events/charlotte-glasson-band/

Thursday 26th September Charlotte Glasson Band Arundel Jailhouse Jazz Club

You can hear my saxophone in the new production of Stephen Adly Giurgis play ‘Between Riverside and Crazy” on at Hampstead Theatre 3rd May-15th June 2024. https://www.hampsteadtheatre.com/whats-on/2024/between-riverside-and-crazy/

And also you can hear it on Nick Powell’s music for Frameless the immersive art installation in London. https://frameless.com

One of the highlights of my career so far, was performing at the O2 with The Waeve, (Rose Elinor Dougall and Graham Coxon). It also looks like we’ll be the first band to play at The Coop Arena in Manchester.

So far on 2024 my band has played a sold out show at The Verdict Jazz Club in Brighton. I’ve been on tour with Stornoway around the UK in February, and in May The Waeve, are supporting Elbow on their arena tour in UK. I also had a lovely time playing at London Palladium with my old pal Nerina Pallot playing all of her Fires album in April, and I’ve been busy arranging strings and brass sessions for Stephen Dale Petit’s new album.

I’m playing lots of festivals throughout the summer with Stornoway and The Waeve, so please do come and say hi if you’re at any of them.

Click here to read a review of my album, “Bonito” (Reviewed here for Jazzwise)


It’s been a busy time, and I’m recovering from our great gig at Love Supreme 2022, and getting ready to launch my new album ‘Bonito’ in September 2022! The CD will be available to buy at gigs before the official release, and you can preorder by emailing me.

The new album ‘Bonito’ is officially being released in September 2022 but you can buy hard copies from me at the gigs.

Winner of Best Newcomer Award 
Marlborough Jazz Festival

Charlotte’s latest CD ROBOTS out now. To order visit the CD page or listen to the album on Spotify. Featuring Chris Kibble, Chris Spedding, Mark Bassey, Sam Glasson and Mick Hutton.

Charlotte Glasson is a multi instrumentalist, band leader and session player, playing all the saxophones, flutes,  clarinet, bass clarinet, violin and viola, penny whistle, melodica, percussion, and even the saw  in Lost and Found Orchestra.

‘If you could bottle this band’s music, how wonderful it would be to inhale it to start every day.’
Express and Star, Lichfield

‘Charlotte Glasson’s improvisation with a loop box and a host of instruments (and a saw!) was stunning and mesmerising.’ The Evening Argus

What’s new…..Charlotte can be seen on Andy Mackay and Phil Manzanera (Roxy Music) new project CD/DVD  ‘Roxymphony.’ Live form a gig at SouthBank London in 2018. It has just been released.

Charlotte appears in the Nick Cave Film, ‘One more time with feeling’ out now on DVD.

Multi instrumentalist Charlotte Glasson will restore your faith in jazz. Witty, exhuberant & genre defying stuff @LocalSCambridge

‘Versatile contemporary jazz  and fusion saxophonist/multi-instrumentalist/composer plays diverse originals all laced with her own bluesy , expressive sax work.’
Time Out London

Charlotte’s joyful band
The Telegraph

If you’ve ever wondered what smiles sound like, this is it.”
 Jackie Hayden Hot Press, Ireland

As a session musician Charlotte has worked with Oasis, The Divine Comedy, John Martyn, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Nerina Pallot, James Blackshaw, Barry Adamson, Julian Lloyd Webber, PJ Proby, Claire Martin, The Lost and Found Orchestra, Jah Wobble, Ladyhawke, Lorraine Bowen,The Damage Manual, Pucho and The Latin Soul Brothers, Antonio Forcionne, The Dead Cuts, Suggs, Sophie Ellis Bextor,The Jiving Lindy Hoppers, Joby Talbot, Will Gaines, John Cooper Clarke, Ladyhawke, Stevie Kalinich, Herbie Flowers, Chris Spedding, The Mummers, Bah Samba, Cubana Bop, Will Young, The Karelia, Rob Bravery, Paul Stacey and Jeremy Stacey, Unkle, Orlando, Daniel Pemberton, Foy Vance, Murray Young, Reuben Wilson, Herbie Flowers, Snowboy, Andy Newmark, Jim Mullen, Alan Barnes, Big Band Metheny, Bobby Matos, Heather Cornell, Guy Massey, Steve Power, Nigel Godrich, Spike Stent, Bill Laswell, and Ian Hamer……

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The Charlotte Glasson Band has released 7 CD’s to great acclaim, ‘Robots’“Festivus,’ ‘Live,”’ ‘Playground,’ ‘Charlotte’s World Wide Web,’‘Escapade,’ and ‘Travels with Charlotte Glasson.’ To buy a CD now go to Buy CD’S Page. She also plays in Prog band Three Friends playing the music of Gentle Giant.

The Charlotte Glasson band plays mainly original tunes by Charlotte inspired by gypsy jazz, ska, blues, latin and world music.

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Review of Travels with Charlotte Glasson:
“A touch of the Hot Club De France, a hint of Coltrane, echoes of McKinney’s Cotton Pickers, a theme that comes could have come from the Jazz Messengers – all jazz history is there! Great fun”