Anthony Cerabino was first
recognized for his talents by performing in the New York State All-State
Jazz Ensemble in 1979 and further recognition by performing in the world
renowned One O'clock Jazz Band at North Texas State University 1983. Upon
graduation, Anthony became an adjunct faculty member for three years at North Texas State
He also instructed
and created a percussion class on Afro-Cuban, Afro-Brazilian rhythms and
several Latin American rhythms. The information from this class were transcriptions of private and class lessons of the
Malabe, Bob Weiner and Manuel Montiero.
In addition, Anthony
wrote "Drumset Essentials" which was a required text by the University of North Texas and several other
colleges across the country.
While living in the
Dallas metro area, Anthony has performed and or toured with many of the
great local artists and bands which include: The Dallas Brass ( brass
quintet), The Dallas Jazz Orchestra , Shelly Carroll, Carlos Guedes (Jazz
Harpist), Dave Alexander, Vicho Vinchencio, John Adams, Joe Vincelli, Drew
Phelps and the Pete Peterson Big Band. Anthony was an active studio musician
at the Dallas Sound Lab. Local show work included such household names such
as Ben Vereen, Bo Diddley, Lesley Gore, Brenda Byers, Bob Hope, Roger
Williams, and Freda Payne.
In an attempt to
broaden his musical palette, Anthony moved to New York City where he was recommended to
play with the trumpet legend Maynard Ferguson. "Touring with Maynard was
a long time goal accomplished with the right recommendations and skill
required to cut the gig”.
Remaining in New York for eight
years Anthony worked and toured with several original projects including
the Mike Frost
Band, and recorded several CD's under lesser known acts.
"Becoming a multi-stylist
in music has kept me working all these years."
Anthony received a
call from the nostalgic Glenn Miller Band to tour the US. In
addition, the Larry Elgart and the Bob Wilbur/Benny Goodman Tribute Band
also rendered Anthony's big band drumming skills.
Performing and living
for two months with the Orlando Jazz Ensemble has given Anthony some
valuable cultural experience.
Anthony has toured
with Barnum's Kaleidoscape which is Ringling Brothers version of a modern
Cirque. "It is performance art at it's best
with a Live Orchestra."
Anthony is currently
performing in the New York Metro Area. Some of his regular performing bands
The Bob Dransite Quartet, www.nachomamalive.com with Steve Interrante, local
great keyboardist of (Stu Hamm, Cyndi Lauper) Jim Yaeger, www.jimmyyaeger.com,
saxophonist/composer, Mario Cruz, www.mariocruzmusic.net and Laurence Elder, www.Laurenceelder.com.
Anthony also became
interested in Oriental Medicine and received a Massage Therapy Diploma and
a Masters of Science degree in Acupuncture from The New York College of
Health Professionals in Syosset,
NY. Please check out his
healthcare practitioner site at www.healthcarewellness.org link.
Anthony is as
passionate about his hobbies as his career. Anthony has been very active
mountaineering for the past twenty years all over the US and Canada. Anthony enjoys
photography and staying fit by practicing yoga, running and meditation