Classics with Tony Glausi in the Theater
May 12 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Growing up in a multi-generational musical family in Portland, Oregon, Tony began to sing and play the piano at a young age. Citing Stevie Wonder, Miles Davis, and Earth Wind & Fire amongst his earliest influences, by ten years old he had started to play the trumpet and compose, later also becoming the organist at his church’s weekly services. For years now Tony has resided in New York and performs regularly with the likes of Billboard-charting Peter Cincotti, GRAMMY-nominated Nana Mendoza, hip-hop legend Big Daddy Kane, pianist Sean Mason, burlesque sensation Speakeasy: Times Square, and more. He has toured dozens of countries around the world playing at renowned festivals and clubs including the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the Leopolis Jazz Festival in Ukraine, the Seoul Jazz Festival in South Korea, the Blue Note in New York, Hawaii, Napa, and Milan, and has also performed as a featured guest artist with ensembles such as the United States Marine Corps All Star Jazz Band, the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, the Eugene Symphony, and high school and college bands throughout the states.
To date, Glausi has produced eleven records of his own music in physical and digital formats, garnering awards, high-praising press, and an ever growing buzz amongst fans of all ages. A diversified composer, his works have also been commissioned on many occasions to be performed and recorded by world-class musicians. Amongst other accolades, Tony has won first prize in the jazz division of the 2014 National Trumpet Competition, first prize in the jazz division of the 2017 ITG International Trumpet Competition, and first prize in the 2017 Carmine Caruso International Jazz Solo Competition. He was also the sole recipient of the 2016-17 Laurie Frink Career Grant, an award given every other year to a young brass player in honor of Laurie’s legacy as an incomparably inspiring pedagogue, mentor, and friend.
Tony is on teaching staff at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York and at the Idyllwild Arts Academy in Los Angeles. In the past he has also held teaching positions at the University of Oregon, where he completed his degrees, and the John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts, where he founded the Shedd Youth Jazz Orchestras.