Tony Glausi Quintet ft/ Nana Mendoza
Friday, August 12$35 – $45
Seating times: 7:00pm, 8:30pm, & 10:15pm. Doors open 30 minutes early.
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Black Cat JAZZ@theEDGE Summer Festival!! Presents: Tony Glausi Quintet ft/ Nana Mendoza
Tony Glausi – trumpet & vocals
Nana Mendoza – vocals & guitar
Sean Mason – piano
Philip Norris – bass
Tony Glausi is widely celebrated as one of the most accomplished trumpet players on the planet, with more awards and accolades than we have time to get into here. For years now, Glausi has been hailed as such while being overlooked for his prowess as a composer and producer. With EVERYTHING AT ONCE, his new album out September 3rd, Tony heads for straight-to-the-gut pop jams and R&B-influenced tunes that take inspiration from a bevy of sources while still remaining uniquely true to Glausi’s vision as an artist.
Citing Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Tracy Chapman, Paul Simon, Queen, Chet Baker, and Earth Wind & Fire amongst his earliest influences, by ten years old he had started to play the trumpet and compose. Tony now resides in New York and performs and records with the likes of Billboard-charting pianist and singer Peter Cincotti, GRAMMY-nominated Nana Mendoza, British singer-songwriter Max Milner, and more. He is also currently starring in Speakeasy: Times Square weekends at Bond 45.
To date, Glausi has produced ten 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. As a diversified composer, his works have been commissioned on many occasions to be performed and recorded by world-class musicians. 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 high school and college bands throughout the states.
Among 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.