Jorge Glem is a Latin Grammy Award-winning and Grammy-nominated cuatro player, mandolinist, and musical producer. Raised in Cumaná, Venezuela, and currently residing in the United States, he is driven to present the Venezuelan cuatro as a universal instrument.
Mr. Glem has performed with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, with composer and pianist Jon Batiste, and has shared the stage with Paquito D’Rivera, Jordan Rudess, Rubén Blades, Carlos Vives, Calle 13, Natalia Lafoucarde, Gaby Moreno, Guaco, Desorden Público, Ensamble Gurrufío, Gualberto Ibarreto, Sofia Rei, and Etienne Charles. Mr. Glem is also a founding member of the ensemble C4 Trio, which won a Latin Grammy for the album Tiempo al Tiempo, with renowned salsa artist Luis Enrique. They have also been nominated four previous times for this award and also been nominated for two Grammys.
In 2017 Mr. Glem initiated a social-media movement called #4CuatroMusic that reached more than 1,000 posts in only three weeks. He has won awards including El Silbón de Oro, Siembra Del Cuatro, and three Pepsi music awards. Current projects include a collaboration with folk accordionist Sam Reider, with whom he released the album Brooklyn-Cumaná. Additionally he has a unique duo project with Cuban-Venezuelan pianist, composer, and arranger Cesar Orozco with whom he released the award-winning album Stringwise.