Tony Glausi Jada Jada (S2 | E62)
Tony plays the trumpet. He also produces pop artists, sings Latin and Spanish songs, tours the world with his music and plays the biggest clubs in cities across the world. Tony shares his daily, weekly, monthly life experience with us through his music. During the pandemic, he wrote this little tune called Jada Jada… about dating and love and hope. A small song. A delicious song. An intimate song. A song that I am soooo excited to have for you on this show!
I spent nearly two hours interviewing Tony Glausi. This is part one of a series with this stunning artist. That you can hear below. Yeah… there is some trumpet playing here… but Tony brings us beautiful music from his own work and his record collection that you have simply not heard yet. We solve that problem here on this episode of Lester the Nightlfy with Tony Glausi.
Meet Trumpeter, Composer, Singer, Songwriter Tony Glausi
About Tony Glausi
Glausi’s initial fascination with music began at age four, often sitting at his family’s piano, figuring out melodies by ear and eventually writing simple compositions. His mother and each of his four grandparents worked as professional musicians. His earliest memories include dancing to the music his parents put on in their living room.
He picked up the trumpet at age ten, citing a love for the instrument’s diverse tonal possibilities, as well as its look and feel. Primarily studying classical music until age 16, Glausi gained exposure to jazz while a student at West Linn High School under the tutelage of music director Kevin Egan. He studied jazz performance and composition respectively as an undergraduate and later master’s student at the University of Oregon in Eugene.
“Upon winning the 2017 Laurie Frink Career Grant, Glausi had the opportunity to be mentored by trumpeter Wynton Marsalis.
During his college years, Glausi performed extensively throughout the Pacific Northwest with artists including grammy-nominated pianist Randy Porter, vocalist Halie Loren, and pianist George Colligan while also leading his own quintet and 9-piece band. He recorded his debut album Identity Crisis at age twenty-one.
Glausi relocated to New York City in 2018. During this time, he began touring with pianist and singer Peter Cincotti and a wide array of young rising jazz stars, including bassist Russell Hall, keyboardist Chris McCarthy, saxophonist Julian Lee, drummer Bryan Carter, pianist Emmet Cohen, and many others.
Glausi Currently serves on the faculty of the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City. Learn more about Tony at his website.
|Algo Bueno||Roy Eldridge||Roy and Diz||1948|
|*Libiamo||Giuseppi Verdi||La Traviata||1853|
|Backseat Bump||Tony Glausi||Backseat Bump||2021|
|*Afros in Ya||J Boogie / Mark Farina||Mushroom Jazz Five||2005|
|Celeste Immensidad||Tony Glausi / Nana Mendoza||Everything at Once||2021|
|Still Dreaming||Reveena||Still Dreaming||2021|
|Jada Jada||Tony Glausi||Lot of Enough||2021|
|Nothing||Bruno Major||To let a good thing die||2019|
|Make out in my car||Sufjan Stevens||Make out in my car: Chameleon Suite||2020|
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