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Anthony Fung

Anthony Fung is a Canadian-born drummer, composer, producer, and bandleader currently based in Los Angeles, CA. He has established himself as an accomplished musician, earning multiple degrees and performing at renowned festivals and venues worldwide.

Anthony's education includes a master of music degree from the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, where he studied and performed with jazz legends such as Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter. He also holds a bachelor of music and a master of music degree from the Berklee College of Music and the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, where he was mentored by Danilo Pérez.

As a drummer, Anthony has performed alongside a diverse array of artists, including Danilo Perez, Kenny Lattimore, John Patitucci, George Garzone, David Binney, Terrace Martin, and Alicia Olatuja. He has also worked as a bandleader, releasing three albums to critical acclaim. His most recent album, "What Does it Mean to be Free?" was released in May 2022.

In addition to his performance work, Anthony is an accomplished composer and producer. His compositions have been featured in films and television shows such as "The Last Tourist" on Apple TV and Craig Robinson's Hulu special "Your Attention Please." He has also been commissioned to create works such as "The Chinese Immigration Suite" for the Los Angeles Jazz Society.

Anthony is highly regarded in the music industry, with his work receiving praise from respected publications such as Downbeat Magazine and WBGO. Downbeat Magazine awarded his album "Flashpoint" with a four-star review and included it in their "Best Albums of 2019 & 2020" list. WBGO featured Anthony's work in their segment "New Music by Five Composers behind the Drums," highlighting his talent as a composer.

Currently, Anthony is a faculty member at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, where he shares his knowledge and passion for music with the next generation of musicians.


Anthony Fung proudly endorses Canopus Drums, Cogs Custom Drums, Vic Firth Sticks, Remo Drumheads & Zildjian Cymbals.


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Anthony Fung: Boo Boo's Birthday

Read "Anthony Fung: Boo Boo's Birthday" reviewed by John Chacona

Show business savants know the power of a marquee name in the credits, and the lesson has not been lost on jazz musicians. So it's no surprise that Canadian-born drummer Anthony Fung invited fellow Angeleno Mark Turner to guest on Fo(u)rth (Self Produced, 2023). The risk of being upstaged is always present, even with an artist as thoughtful and modest as Turner. And the saxophonist fairly dazzles on “Boo Boo's Birthday," the only cover on an album of Fung originals. ...

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Pluto Juice: Pluto Juice

Read "Pluto Juice" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

The EWI (Electronic Wind Instrument) was popularized in the 1980s by the late sax great Michael Brecker, and allegedly is a difficult instrument to learn because the buttons are touch sensitive and its sound bank possesses the characteristics of multiple woodwind instruments. Moreover, the EWI contains a controller and a sound module and is not simply an electronic sax device. But highly regarded saxophonist Dayna Stephens seems to have surmounted any hurdles and conveys a rather all-inclusive scope on this ...

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Will Lyle: L.A. Source Codes

Read "L.A. Source Codes" reviewed by Kyle Simpler

For computer programmers, a source code is a piece of computer language, which they are able to read and transfer and put to use in a practical way. With his debut album, L.A. Source Codes, bassist Will Lyle makes a connection between this concept and jazz. As with computer programming, jazz has its own language, and learning the language of jazz can be somewhat challenging. A skilled player, however, can take musical “source codes," such as chords, scales and arpeggios, ...

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Dan Rosenboom: Points of an Infinite Line

Read "Points of an Infinite Line" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann

Released in the environment of his own label's absolute creative control, trumpeter Dan Rosenboom's newest outing sees a chordless quartet venturing beyond the borders of swing, exploring heavy grooves and free-wheeling improvisation to the point where jazz, hip hop and the rough edges of many other genres meld together to a single style that simultaneously defies the same categorizes of which it is made. Rosenboom's L.A.-based cohorts, drummer Anthony Fung, saxophonist Gavin Templeton and double bassist Billy Mohler, are instrumental ...

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7 Virtual Jazz Club’s Contest 8th Edition: Winners Announced!

7 Virtual Jazz Club’s Contest 8th Edition: Winners Announced!

Source: Valerio Pappi

Milan, March 19, 2023, during a live-streaming event, the judging panel and the finalists joined the award ceremony for the Pros & Amateurs and the Under 25 category. Pros & Amateurs’ category First prize went to Israeli band Sandia with the tune “Sabres": live Concert in Jazz Club Ferrara (Italy) and Camera Jazz and Music Club—Bologna (Italy), artistic consulting offered by Big Bang Music Booking and Management Agency (Bulgaria). Second prize goes to American drummer Anthony Fung with the tune ...




Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Piano Poetry

Balloon Records


L.A. Source Codes

Self Produced


Pluto Juice

Contagious Music


Points on an Infinite...

Orenda Records


House Roots




From: L.A. Source Codes
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