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INTERVIEW: Anthony Fung’s Jazz Odyssey

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Senior Arts Editor Mark Wigmore speaks with Richmond Hill-gone- Los Angeles drummer Anthony Fung and tracks his years starting out with The Jazz FM91 Youth Big Band, to his current status with the Thelonius Monk Jazz Institute.

WHO: Anthony Fung

WHAT: With George Garzone and Julian Anderson-Bowes

WHERE: The Rex Hotel and Bar

WHEN: Tuesday July 18th & Wednesday July 19th at 9:30pm  





Anthony Fung was born in Richmond Hill, Canada and has been playing the drums since the age of 10. He became a member of the Jazz FM91 Youth Big Band during the 2009 & 2010 seasons.

Currently residing in Los Angeles, Anthony has already established himself as one of the most up-and-coming drummers of his generation. He received both his Bachelor of Music and Masters in Music Performance from the Berklee College of Music. During his studies at Berklee, he was a member of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute under the tutelage of Danilo Pérez. Most recently he has won a coveted spot as the drummer for the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz '18.

Anthony has traveled and performed at numerous jazz festivals across the world including: The International Jazz Day 2017 in Havana, Panama Jazz Festival, Panama Percussion Festival, Sitka Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Toronto Jazz Festival, and the Montreal Jazz Festival. He has also performed with the likes of Danilo Perez, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, John Patitucci, Joe Lovano, Esperanza Spalding, George Garzone, Jerry Bergonzi, Danny Rivera, Ruben Blades, and Ingrid Jensen among others.

In 2014, Anthony released his first debut album as a leader for The Anthony Fung Quintet entitled the "Chronicles."

His next recording is set to be released in October 2017.

Senior Arts Editor Mark Wigmore is heard at 8:40 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on weekdays during the Jazz FM91 Arts Report. And don’t miss his arts and culture interview and entertainment magazine program, Arts Toronto, Sundays between 8-9 a.m.

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