Clarinetist Glenn Dickson has had a varied career playing klezmer, jazz, rock, Balkan and ambient music. His first solo album, "Wider than the Sky," was recently released and has received glowing reviews. His klezmer band, Shirim Klezmer Orchestra, has performed concerts and festivals across the US, Canada and Europe, with recordings including the “Klezmer Nutcracker” and a collaboration with Maurice Sendak (Pincus and the Pig). The band has played live on the CBC and with the Philadelphia Pops. Glenn's music has been used by Woody Allen (Deconstructing Harry soundtrack). His klezmer-fusion band, Naftule’s Dream, features Glenn's compositions and has played major jazz festivals in the US, Canada and Europe, including the Berlin, Montreal and New York Jazz Festivals and recorded for John Zorn’s Tzadik and the Innova labels. Glenn is a recipient of a Mass Cultural Council Artist Grant award in composition. His studies and performances with Joe Maneri in particular influenced his "Strange News" performances.