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Tony Jefferson (US)
#Kenny Drew Jr.


Paiste Artist Since Jan 1999

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Tony Jefferson, a New York native, is an accomplished drummer and has been a fixture on the New York jazz scene for many years. He has toured around the globe playing both festivals and clubs with world class musicians.

Tony Jefferson is a versatile musician who’s inventive playing is influenced by his diverse musical experiences. Tony’s passion for woodwinds and his melodic approach on the drums has lead himto performing as a vocalist in recent years. Regularly stepping out from behind the drums to sing, he has performed as guest vocalist at the Iridium and the Blue Note jazz clubs in New York City. Jefferson was a finalist in the Thelonious Monk International Drum Competition and attended the Berklee College of Music. Tony has taught workshops and Master classes nationally and abroad.

Tony has performed and recorded with many jazz masters including: Eddie Harris, Kenny Drew Jr., Dr. Lonnie Smith, Eddie Henderson, Lou Donaldson, Frank Wess, Don Friedman, Cyrus Chestnut, Jerry Bergonzi, Joey Calderazzo, Freddy Cole, Hank Jones, Benny Golson, Cedar Walton, Charles McPherson, Gary Smulyan, John Abercrombie, Cameron Brown (Danny’s Calypso and The Here & Now), Paul Beaudry and Pathways (Tours for Jazz at Lincoln Center/State Department), Sheila Jordan, Nancy King, Annie Ross, Ernestine Anderson, Don Byron (Ivey Divey Trio/New Gospel Quintet) and the Westchester Jazz Orchestra.