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 Charles.
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. He has had the opportunity to teach music theory, guitar, bass guitar, trombone, and ensembles at the local conservatories of Ashkelon, Ra'anana, Ashdod, and at the Mizmor School: Givat Washington. He has also led master classes and concerts across Israel, The United States, and Canada.
C.J. holds down the the guitar chair of Jazz Pipes, the official jazz orchestra of Modi'in, Israel. He also sings with the group from time to time.("How Sweet it Is")
The C.J. Glass Quintet is available for concerts, master classes, and private engagements.