Everyone always wonders what my husband, Tony, does for work. Conversations usually involve blank stares and odd questions. Let’s try and solve this once and for all… Tony is a trumpeter, composer, and producer. (This is usually where I start to lose people). Essentially, he owns his own business. Tony Glausi, LLC is official as of this year! His business consists of teaching, performing, composing, and producing music. Just managing all of those streams of income is a full-time business in and of itself.
He teaches trumpet, piano, and jazz improvisation at home and online. Every Monday evening, he leads the Shedd Youth Jazz Orchestras at the John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts. He also visits schools across the country to teach their students. As a performer, he plays around 100 shows a year locally and on tours throughout the country. Many of the shows he performs are his own bands that he leads with his original music. Tony composes a wide range of music, including classical, jazz, hip-hop, R&B, and funk.
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Tony manages the production of a new YouTube video every single week and he raises money via Patreon in order to do so, where fans just like you donate to support each video. He’s active on social media platforms connecting with his fans. As a producer, he has released four full-length albums in four years. This includes hiring musicians, composing/arranging and recording the music, editing the recordings, working with CD Baby, creating cover artwork, and marketing the CD. There’s a lot to do when you’re a one-man show.
I’m so excited about Tony’s fourth and newest album, Christmas with Tony Glausi.
This album has been a year in the making and we finally have it in our hands!
This time last year, Tony had the idea of making an album of holiday favorites. He’d dance around our apartment singing his idea for Santa Claus is Coming to Town… over and over again. He was so excited he even recorded the music in early January.
I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty tired of the same old Christmas music every year. I get bored of the same music, year after year and I always want something new. This album grants all of my Christmas wishes.
Take a listen while you put up your Christmas decorations this weekend!
West Coast Tour
Tony will also debut the CD LIVE throughout the West Coast. Check it out live if you’re in the area! Visit tonyglausi.com/shows for details and tickets.
Check out the album and let me know what you think! I hope you love it.
Tony has put his heart and soul into this music for you to enjoy. The biggest way you can support him is by listening to and sharing his music. It means the world to him… and me!
With the exception of collaborating with musicians, Tony works nearly 100% by himself. As a result, I end up being his sounding board more often than not and it sometimes consumes his life and our life together. We’re still working on that whole boundaries thing. Oh well, there could be worse things, but I mean it when I say I’m Tony’s biggest fan!