Wed, Mar 04|
Anthony Fung Quintet
Toronto native drummer Anthony Fung's music embodies elements of modern jazz with rhythms from Cuba mixed in. Alex Hahn (saxophone), Daniel Rotem (saxophone), Luca Mendoza (piano), Dave Robaire (bass), Anthony Fung (drums) 8:00 & 9:30 | 21+
Mar 04, 2020, 8:00 PM
Sam First, 6171 W Century Blvd Suite 180, Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA
Drummer, composer, producer and bandleader Anthony Fung was born in Richmond Hill, Canada and has been playing the drums since the age of ten. Currently based in Los Angeles, CA, Anthony has established himself as one of the foremost up-and-coming drummers of his generation.
Anthony is an alumnus of the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance (2018), where he earned a master of music (M.M.) degree while studying and performing with Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Chris Potter, Billy Childs, and many others. Previously, Anthony also earned both his bachelor of music (B.M.) and master of music (M.M.) degrees from the Berklee College of Music and the Berklee Global Jazz Institute under the tutelage of Danilo Pérez.
Having performed at festivals and other venues worldwide, Anthony has appeared at International Jazz Day (St. Petersburg, Russia and Havana, Cuba), Panama Jazz Festival, Panama Percussion Festival, Sitka Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Toronto Jazz Festival, and the Montreal Jazz Festival. He has performed alongside Danilo Pérez, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, John Patitucci, Joe Lovano, Miguel Zenón, John Beasley, Bennie Maupin, Eric Reed, Esperanza Spalding, George Garzone, Luciana Souza, David Binney, Dave Douglas, Jerry Bergonzi, Danny Rivera, Ruben Blades, and Ingrid Jensen, among others.
As a bandleader, Anthony released his debut album “Chronicles” (2014) and most recently released his sophomore album “Flashpoint” (2018) on October 1st, which received a raving 4-star review in Downbeat Magazine.
Anthony also coleads a Toronto-based band called “JabFung” with bassist Julian Anderson-Bowes. This project brings international artists to Toronto to perform alongside local musicians. Occurring on a semiannual basis, JabFung residencies have hosted international artists such as George Garzone (Boston), Simon Moullier (France) and Isaac Wilson (Los Angeles).
Student/LA Jazz Society member
Must present a valid student ID or LA Jazz Society membership card upon arrival.