RAVENSCROFT CONCERT SERIES – Anthony Fung
Drummer, composer, producer and bandleader Anthony Fung was born in Richmond Hill, Canada and has been playing the drums since the age of ten. He is currently based in Los Angeles, CA.
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.” Most recently he released his third album, What Does it Mean to be Free? in May 2022.
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.”
Anthony currently teaches on faculty at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts.
Anthony proudly endorses Vic Firth Sticks, Canopus Drums, Remo Drumheads, Cogs Drums, and Zildjian Cymbals.