Andrew James Glose was born in Vicenza, Italy. After brief stays in Turkey and Washington state as a child, he settled in Diamondhead, MS, at the age of eight. Andrew began his musical journey in the sixth grade playing clarinet. Over the course of grade school he also played tenor saxophone and french horn for orchestral ensemble.  It was in middle school that he began playing bass and electric guitar. During his four years in high school band, Andrew participated in marching and indoor percussion ensemble playing the tenor drums. In 2005, he entered the Jazz Studies program playing bass at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. During college, Andrew gained experience performing in multiple major and small ensembles, including Jazz Lab Band, University Singers Choir, and many small jazz ensembles. Andrew graduated with a B.A. from USM in 2009. In 2015, he began writing and producing original music as The 86 Olympics and has since released four albums. He continues to perform weekly, both as a solo artist and bassist.

BA, The University of Southern Mississippi, 2009



Andrew Glose!