Tony is a third-generation drummer. His great uncle played with the Paul Whiteman Orchestra, and his dad played in Twin Cities bands for years. Tony’s own career began in the U.S. military. After attending the Navy School of Music, he performed with the 5th Army Band. Then he attended the highly regarded Indiana University School of Music and the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire. He’s been performing in the Twin Cities and nationally since 1977 and has played in musical theater orchestras, jazz ensembles, big bands, heavy metal, swing, Latin, Americana, country, Latin, and even drum and bugle corps! In addition to The Chronic Quintet, Tony currently plays in the Acme Jazz Company Big Band and Radio Joe and the Jazzbos, featuring Joe Demko.