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Anthony Coleman II

Anthony Coleman II keeps his feet on the ground and his horn in the sky.

Paramount for Anthony is the idea of respect; respect for the roots and traditions of Jazz, which earned him a spot in the inaugural class of Dave Brubeck, Don Byas, and Christian McBride's Brubeck Institute of Jazz; and respect for the vitality of the present, which has made him an in-demand live performer and studio musician for artists like Ludacris, Joss Stone, and Raphael Saadiq.

Coleman honed his arranging chops further, earning his degree from the New School for Jazz & Contemporary Music, and now leads Enoeca, a small combo, and Simplistic, a big band which plays his own arrangements of virtuosic jazz and genre-bending hip hop -- yes, for fourteen horns.

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