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 has performed and recorded with many jazz artists and groups including Eddie Harris, Kenny Drew Jr., Lonnie Smith, Eddie Henderson, Lou Donaldson and the Westchester Jazz Orchestra. Tony Jefferson attended the Berklee College of Music in 1984 and in 1992 placed third in the Thelonious Monk International Drum Competition. He has taught workshops and Masters classes in the USA and Abroad. Although specializing in jazz, 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 him to doing singing gigs in recent years.