Born: November 22
Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and currently based in Toronto, Anthony has been involved in music since a very young age. Having played the accordion, and then alto and tenor saxophones but being driven by the ever present urge to want to play drums from the very beginning, he built his own drum set and played from ear. He attributes a strong influence to having heard classical, cultural and popular music performed by his sister and brother from the early days of his life. After realizing the importance of his interest, he decided to pursue an education in music.
Anthony is a graduate of Mohawk College, has studied at the Banff Center and the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, has a Bachelor of Music from the University of Toronto specializing in Jazz Performance, has a masters degree in ethnomusicology at York University specializied in rhythm and is currently engaged in a Ph.D. He is now on staff at York University and Mohawk College Jazz Studies Programs....
Awards2008 Mohawk College Incredible 40 at 40 - For outstanding contributions to community and leadership performance as a Mohawk College Alumnus. 2004 Alumni of Distinction Award, Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology - Awarded the Alumni of distinction award in the Creative Arts and Design category 2004 Ontario Premier’s Award - Nominated for the 2004 province of Ontario Premier’s Award. 2003 Grand Prix de Jazz, General Motors-Festival International de Jazz de Montreal - Awarded the best Jazz group, 2003 Festival International de Jazz de Montreal. Offered a Just in Time record and cash prize. Offered a special invitation as the featured group at the 2004 Festival International de Jazz de Montreal, amongst other festivals. 2002-2008 International Association of Jazz Educators - Certificate of achievement and participation in IAJE. - Performed concerts as part of the IAJE conference in Toronto and L.A. 1995 Jazz Report National Post-Secondary School Musician of the Year - Awarded the Jazz Report Magazine Award
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