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Anthony Passante-Contaldi

Anthony embodies the spirit of Philadelphia, the city that Gritty calls home.

About Me

Philly’s powerhouse music scene is the source of inspiration for Tony, a South Philly native, who’s love of Philadelphia is the center of his compositions and music projects. Along with an impressive classical background (his first love), years of jazz instruction as a parallel pursuit, comes his deep dive into the rap hip hop scene through venues such as Newports and News and Rec Philly. His ongoing collaboration with talented rap/hip hop artists is gaining recognition. From an early age, while touring Europe with School of Rock, the All City Orchestra, his involvement with musical genres throughout the city increased over time to include gospel, jazz, classical while expanding his reach to many musicians and venues. Tony recently completed the music program at Boyer School of music at temple university as a classical performance major in percussion, and emphasis in composition, piano and jazz. “I’m Philly born and bred. I love this city. Its vibration runs through me and flows into the heart of the music I create.”

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