Tony Succar was born in Lima, Peru. He arrived to Miami, FL at the age of two. He was fortunate enough to be born into an array of musical talent. He embarked in his life as a musician when he was thirteen. I was privileged to have been born into a family of musicians, I couldn’t be more grateful”, he explained. Succar was inspired to begin his musical education on the piano and then moved on to percussion. Tony received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Jazz Performance from Florida International University in 2008 and his Master’s degree in 2010.
Growing up in Miami, a multi-cultural “Melting Pot”, has shaped him in many ways to become a versatile musician. Being exposed to so many diverse styles of music has blessed him to make the most of his talent. He has had the honor to share concert, festival, and nightclub stages with Arturo Sandoval, Néstor Torres, Tania Libertad, Richie Zellon, Mike Orta, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Victor Manuelle, Oscar de Leon, Tito Nieves, and Tito Rojas (among others).
Tony Succar plays a number of roles, as a musician, producer, composer, and arranger. Whether it’s in a timbales solo, an orchestration, or an explosive groove, Succar’s sound is clearly exclusive to any ear that has learned it. His compositions emphasize the combination of syncopation, harmonic curiosity, rhythmic uniformity, and tasteful melodies. He finds a mean for both the interests of a musician and/or dancer. Tony has always had the ability to entertain while keeping music complexity at a high level.