Drummer, Anthony Toth was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. At the age of 21, he is quickly on the rise as an international entertainer, already establishing himself as an accomplished and promising young musician. Anthony now resides in Boston MA, where he currently studies at the Berklee College of Music on a full scholarship. Anthony was the only Canadian recipient out of 11 others to be awarded this prestigious scholarship during that Summer. While in Boston, he has had the incredible opportunity to work with Darren Barrett, Ralph Peterson Jr., Tia Fuller, Terri Lyne Carrington, Sean Jones, John Blackwell, and Ron Savage.
This past year alone has been an exciting and eventful time for Anthony. He has performed at the Newport Jazz Festival and Atlanta Jazz Festival with the "Ali Amr Experiment” – a unique group that explores world music in fusion with Jazz and Hip-Hop. Anthony has also appeared at the Blue Note Jazz Club NYC with the Ralph Peterson Jr. Sextet, in addition to the group being featured for a live broadcast on WGBO Jazz 88.3FM. Anthony was later selected as the drummer to perform with Piano luminaries, Vijay Iyer and Geri Allen during Boston’s debut Composer Symposium.
Anthony has had the pleasure of recording on two brand new 2014 releases:
Grammy Award-winning Trumpeter Darren Barrett’s “Live and Direct” album featuring renowned Saxophonist, Myron Walden (Brian Blade Fellowship). “Anthony plays with great energy and takes the music to fresh and creative places, while always keeping the jazz tradition in mind. He consistently performs at a high level and displays skill beyond his years. ” – Darren Barrett
Clarinetist Felix Peikli’s “Royal Flush” features Multi Grammy Award-winning artist, Marcus Miller, and Trumpet extraordinaire, Lee Hogans (Prince, Jay-Z, Maceo Parker Jonas Brothers). “Felix Peikli & the Royal Flush Quintet is a unique and unparalleled group of artists under the direction of the internationally acclaimed Clarinet virtuoso, Felix Peikli. The composition of young, talented, and fire-breathing artists with inspiration and influences from their various cultural backgrounds results in a never- before-seen band, that breaths new life in to the international music scene.” The Royal Flush Quintet has enjoyed performing in Boston, New York and Chicago, and is looking forward to headlining the Jacksonville Jazz Festival later this year.
Most recently, Anthony has appeared on CityLine, WCVB Channel 5’s award-winning urban news magazine program with renowned Trumpeter and Mack Avenue Recording artist, Sean Jones.
Anthony has reached great heights in recent years, and he continues to create and push the limits of Jazz music and beyond. He wishes to continue with his passion for music on an international scale – Inspiring listeners, while being inspired by his fellow musicians and audiences.
Experience & Education
BA in Performance at Berklee College of Music2011 to 2015 (4 years)
Highschool Diploma in at Oakwood Collegiate Institute2007 to 2011 (4 years)
Certificate of Graduation in Performance Studies at Humber College Community College2006 to 2011 (5 years)