ANTHONY

Anthony started playing saxophone at the age of 9 in a small town near San Fransisco.  By high school he was studying with the great music educator and saxophonist Dann Zinn, whose list of students include Remi LeBoeuf and Ambrose Akinmusire.  Also in high school Anthony played lead tenor in both the SFJAZZ High School All-Star Big Band and the JazzSchool Studio Band, now named the California Jazz Conservatory Studio Band.  Anthony toured with the Studio Band this summer as a soloist Playing in Festivals across Europe including the Vienne Jazz Festival, the Montreux Jazz Festival, and the Umbria Jazz Festival.  Anthony currently attends NYU in Steinhardt’s Jazz Studies program studying under SNL saxophonist Lenny Pickett, and in previous semesters studied with Vanguard Orchestra saxophonists Rich Perry and Billy Drewes