Glenn (Big Lou) Tocci - Guitar/Vocals

Glenn has been playing guitar for over 35 years. Growing up in Florida, he studied music at The University of Miami. In addition, he took lessons from several esteemed teachers, including Joe Diorio. He spent over 12 years performing on the road, playing the hotel/supper club and nightclub/lounge circuit, as well as writing and recording radio jingles for various south Florida ad agencies. Glenn also had several tunes published, and demos cut in Nashville, Miami & Chicago. Glenn did studio sessions for TK records and went on tour with recording artist George "Rock Your Baby" McRae. He also played guitar behind notable singers such as Jazz Vocalist Dana Paul, John Davidson, Tony Martin, Jack Jones, etc. In 2003, Glenn moved to Georgia, where he started to "woodshed" and really work on his "chops" again, and started playing local gigs as The "Northside Jazz Trio." "Big Lou" is reunited again with old south Florida pal Dave "Zibby" Zibman to form "The FlyCats". Glenn regards himself as an "in the pocket player" influenced by Jazz greats such as Joe Pass, Jimmy Bruno, Pat Martino, George Benson, Howard Roberts, J. Diorio, & old friend, saxophone legend Nick Ayoub (listed in encyclopedia of Jazz, now gone home to be with the Lord). But at age 50, he felt it was time to play what he always wanted to, and loved to play... "classic, straight ahead jazz"...but never forgetting where the music comes from...GOD... I thank you Lord. May the talent you blessed me with be an acceptable offering to you always...so let the music begin. Photo by Tom Marnell.