Biography


Tony has had an eclectic journey playing the drums since grade school. The numerous artists he has played with include Grammy award winner Dennis De Young (Styx), Irene Cara, Sebastian Bach (Skid Row), Carl Anderson (Weather Report), Ben Vereen (Tony Award winner), Lesile Uggams (Tony Award winner), Kevin Spacey (Academy Award winner),  and Jack Black (School of Rock). Farvorite band experiences include 80's pop group heavyweight Expose', and award winning Australian pop group Human Nature. Recording sessions include pre-records for the American Music Awards and the Academy Awards. Broadway albums at Abbey Road Studio (UK), and dozens of TV shows and jingles. Tony has played on an array of Broadway shows, national and international tours, with symphony orchestras and at jazz festivals. Recent jazz concerts include Glenn Williams, Les Paul Trio, and the Ed Palermo Big Band at top venues like The Iridium, The Cutting Room, and the Philadelphia Jazz Festival and the MontClair Jazz Festival. Tony actively writes and performs with his own band, The Tony DeAugustine Quartet. Dedicated to music education, he has taught at the Armed Forces School of Music, Dick Grove School of Music, Day Jams, Music and Arts and Sam Ash Stores, and maintains a schedule of private students. His educational books include "Creating the Consistent Drummer" and many others located on this site. You can find articles from Tony on the Zildjian Blog ("Flexibility for Drummers"), and the Music and Arts newsletter ("Successful Clinic"). This year, Tony will be hitting the road with the 50th Anniversary Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar, touring North America through 2022.
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