Anthony Fung – FO(U)RTH Album Release Party
September 29 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mark Turner – Tenor sax
Michael Ragonese – Piano
Luca Alemanno – Bass
Anthony Fung – Drums
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 is an alumnus of the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance (2018), where he earned a master of music (M.M.) degree while studying and performing with Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Chris Potter, Billy Childs, and many others. Previously, Anthony also earned both his bachelor of music (B.M.) and master of music (M.M.) degrees from the Berklee College of Music and the Berklee Global Jazz Institute under the tutelage of Danilo Pérez.
Having performed at festivals and other venues worldwide, Anthony has appeared at International Jazz Day (St. Petersburg, Russia and Havana, Cuba), Panama Jazz Festival, Panama Percussion Festival, Sitka Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Toronto Jazz Festival, and the Montreal Jazz Festival. He has performed alongside Danilo Pérez, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, John Patitucci, Joe Lovano, Miguel Zenón, John Beasley, Bennie Maupin, Esperanza Spalding, George Garzone, Luciana Souza, David Binney, Dave Douglas, Jerry Bergonzi, Danny Rivera, Ruben Blades, and Ingrid Jensen, among others.
As a bandleader, Anthony released his debut album, Chronicles (2014) with the Anthony Fung Quintet. He released his second album, Flashpoint in (2018) which received a “Best Albums of 2019 & 2020” 4-star review in Downbeat Magazine and a feature on WBGO’s “New Music by Five Composers behind the Drums.” What Does it Mean to be Free? in May 2022 and most recently “FO(U)RTH” which is set to release Sep 29th featuring master saxophonist Mark Turner.
Anthony has also accumulated a number of awards which includes the following: The 2020 recipient of the Angel City Jazz Festival New Note Commission Award, composed a 30-minute piece inspired by Chinese Immigration in Los Angeles, The Jazz Foundation of America Grant, and the DCA Public Art Award in which his composition “Resilience” has been selected for an exhibition in a Curatorial Showcase in the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs’ (DCA)
Aside from performing, he is an accomplished composer and producer. Fung’s composition work can be heard on the feature documentary “The Last Tourist” on Apple TV, Season 3 of Craig Robinson’s Hulu special “Your Attention Please” as well as a commissioned work for the Los Angeles Jazz Society in 2020 entitled “The Chinese Immigration Suite.”
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.