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Featured Artist - Tony White

Tony White is a multi instrumentalist from New York who plays Saxophones, Flutes, Clarinets, Piano, Bass, Guitar and has played some Trombone too.

 
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You may not know his name yet, but you may have heard his playing or his original music as he has had the honour of playing with some of the top names in the music business and his original music can be heard in films and on television and via online sources all over the world.

Tony grew up in the suburbs of New York City and comes from the same hometown as the famous Jerry Seinfeld, actors the Baldwin Brothers, and the infamous Amy Fisher Joey Buttafuco, Massapequa NY.

' The earliest sounds that I remember hearing are Louis Armstrong's Trumpet, Frank Sinatra’s voice and The Beatles.'

My father is a drummer and a fine harmonica player. and his idols are the greats of Jazz such as Gene Krupa, Lionel Hampton, Charlie Parker, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and Benny Goodman.

My mother listened to WNEW AM all day playing the greatest vocalists and bands translating the Great American Songbook.

His drums were always out at family gatherings and there were always jam sessions and singalongs.
Music was, and still is the central thread in my family and I's lives.

My brother is an accomplished Pianist and Vocalist who has toured the world and currently teaches voice at NYU in New York City.

It was at one of these family jam sessions that he first heard a cousin who had played in the Glenn Miller Band play Dixieland Clarinet.

From that moment on Tony was sold and started studying Clarinet at a very early age. Showing a great proficiency for the instrument and collecting high honors and awards along the way, he studied with his mentor and teacher, the great Joseph Genna (who also taught the NY Philharmonics Stanley Drucker) up until his admission into The Berklee School of Music in Boston MA.

At Berklee Tony was lucky enough to connect with some fellow musicians who have all gone on to their own great levels of success e.g. Guitarist Steve Vai (Frank Zappa), Saxophonist Branford Marsalis and Bassist innovator Michael Mannring. Michael was the bassist in the first group that Tony first toured with when he left Berklee.”

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That group's name was called ' Spectrum ' who went on to be an opening act for the singer BJ Thomas, (Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head) and the band Dr. Hook, Cover Of The Rolling Stone.”

By the mid 80’s he relocated to Atlantic City NJ where he co-founded and led one of the town’s most sought after and successful acts called “Cheers”. They won the prestigious “Lounge Act of the Year” in consecutive years, as voted by Atlantic City Magazine.

During this time Tony was the musical director for many acts coming in and out of town. He was asked on numerous occasions to contract bands for corporate events and also incoming acts, and did so for the likes of The Sands Hotel, The Tropicana Hotel, Harrah's Hotel and Casino and many others.

He also co founded one of the areas busiest horn sections called “The Allied Horn’s” who performed and recorded with the following artists :- The Temptations, David Ruffin Eddie Kendricks and Dennis Edwards, The 4 Tops, Tony Bennet, Billy Preston, Lanie Kazan, Franki Valli, Tom Jones, Little Anthony, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Wilson Pickett, Ben E. King, Al Green, The Platters, Bobby Rydell, Frankie Avalon, Danny and The Juniors, Duke Daniels (The Platters) , The Coasters, The Drifters, The Marvelettes and Martha and the Vandellas.

As a result of these collaborations two things happened in Tony’s career that have had a long lasting effect on his life i.e. he became a touring member of the Alternative Pop Group called 10,000 Maniacs which featured lead singer Natalie Merchant,and he also became Musical Director for the group The Dovelle’s, (The Bristol Stomp, You Can't Sit Down.)

Tony has just released a new single for 2022 entitled ' Beautiful Dreamers ' which is featured on JazzNet247 Radio Europe.

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