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 two separate issues of Downbeat Magazine for outstanding improvised solos and compositions. He was the sole recipient of the 2016-17 Laurie Frink Career Grant and has also had the unique privilege of engaging in private studies with Wynton Marsalis, one of his greatest influences.
Tony Glausi grew up in a musical family—his mother and all four of his grandparents were professional musicians in varying capacities—and was exposed to music of all genres, developing an affinity for gospel hymns, classical music, jazz, R&B, and hip-hop. At a very young age he taught himself to play his favorite melodies on the piano by ear and later mastered these abilities through advanced studies in piano performance and theory. A trumpeter and composer by the age of ten, it was later in high school when Tony began to focus on jazz and improvisation.