Best known for his performances on The Voice: Israel, Season 3, C.J. Glass is originally from Ithaca, New York. He graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from Ithaca College in May 2005. During and after his college studies, C.J. had the unique opportunity of working with the production department of Jazz at Lincoln Center, bringing him into contact with such luminaries as Wynton Marsalis.
C.J. moved to New York City in 2005. While living in New
York, C.J. worked for The American Federation of Musicians, earned a Master of
Arts in Jazz Studies from Queens College, performed at The Blue Note and The
Iridium jazz clubs with The Adam Ramsay – C.J. Glass Quintet, and was a
featured performer with numerous Jewish music groups. One of his main formative
experiences during this time was a period of weekly jam and tentet arrangement
reading sessions at the house of the late, legendary vibraphonist, Teddy
Aside from music, C.J. co-authored the Jewish religious
school textbook Torah Toons I with Joel Lurie Grishaver and
has appeared on televised episodes of Law and Order: Criminal Intent and SVU.
He has also appeared in the movies Holy Rollers, The
Shmorg: II, and Megillas Lester, as the voice of Menashe.
In 2013, C.J. became an Israeli citizen. Even before
performing on The Voice, C.J. began teaching at Mizmor School: Givat
Washington. He was also invited to join the faculty of Akadma: The City
Conservatory of Ashdod, where he teaches trombone, bass guitar, and a beginning
jazz ensemble. C.J. Glass holds down the guitar chair of The Jazz
Pipes, the official jazz orchestra of Modi’in, Israel.