Hailed as "a great writer and a terrific trumpet player" by legendary songwriter Burt Bacharach, Tony Glausi is an international award-winning trumpeter, keyboardist, composer, and producer in New York City.
Among other accolades, Tony won first prize in the 2017 Carmine Caruso International Jazz Solo Competition, first prize in the jazz division of the 2017 ITG International Trumpet Competition, and first prize in the jazz division of the 2014 National Trumpet Competition. Tony has been recognized in several issues of Downbeat Jazz & Blues Magazinefor outstanding improvised solos and compositions, and he was 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.
Growing up in a musical family in Portland, Oregon, Tony resides in New York and performs and records with the likes of Billboard-charting pianist and singer Peter Cincotti, GRAMMY-nominated pianist Randy Porter, highly celebrated vocalist Halie Loren, and a wide array of young rising jazz stars. Most active as a trumpet player and keyboardist, Glausi is also a diversified composer whose works have been commissioned on many occasions to be performed and recorded by world-class musicians. To date, Glausi has produced six 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 across social media platforms. 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 New Morning in Paris, and the Blue Note in New York, while also having performed as a featured guest artist with ensembles such as the United States Marine Corps All Star Jazz Band, the Eugene Symphony, and many high school and college bands throughout the states.
Tony is on teaching staff at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York and over the years 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 eventually founded the Shedd Youth Jazz Orchestras.