2009 National Honour Band B
Anthony Fung began playing the drums at the age of ten in his hometown of Richmond Hill, Ontario. During his high school years, Anthony was exposed to the works of Miles Davis and John Coltrane, which he later found instrumental in the development of his sound. In the summer of his junior year, Anthony was one of two high school drummers selected internationally and awarded a full scholarship to participate in the prestigious Berklee College of Music “Five-Week Summer Jazz Workshop.” It was at the workshop where Anthony had the opportunity to perform his own composition with an ensemble under the direction of award-winning Grammy artist Terri Lynn Carrington. Not only did Anthony find this experience invaluable, he realized that studying at Berklee could further support his vision of having his own band and performing original compositions. In 2011, Anthony was selected as the drummer for the Monterey Next Generation Jazz Orchestra. The band embarked on a 12-day tour around the West Coast. That fall, Anthony moved to Boston to study jazz performance at the Berklee on a full scholarship. Currently, Anthony is a member of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, where he studies under the mentorship of Danilo Perez, John Patitucci, Ben Street, Joe Lovano, and George Garzone. Anthony has played at the Paris Conservatory, the Toronto Jazz Festival, and the Jazz Education Network (JEN). Most recently, Anthony has distinguished himself as a bandleader with the Anthony Fung Quintet which recorded its first CD in February 2014.