Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music
Monroe Lecture Hall 16
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DegreesMM, 1992, Manhattan Schl Music; BM, 1978, Berklee Coll Music
Tony Tedesco has parlayed his experience as a New York free-lance artist, into a career that encompasses many facets of the music world. His wide variety of drum work has included jazz festivals, recordings, jingles, and television shows including The Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night with Conan O'Brien, performances with the New York City Opera, clinics and Broadway shows. Tony has toured with many vocalists and entertainers including Peggy Lee, Perry Como, Chris Connor, Dick Haymes,Vic Damone, Buddy Greco, Donald O'Connor, Mickey Rooney and Milton Berle. His movie credits include appearances and recording in Woody Allen's "Crimes and Misdemeanors" and "Celebrity." He was the drummer for Broadway's Tony Award winning revival, "42nd Street", as well as "Sinatra: His World, His Way" at Radio City Music Hall. He has spent the past six years as the drummer for John Pizzarelli, playing and recording with the jazz guitarist/vocalist at major venues, festivals and concert halls throughout the world.
With a bachelor's degree from Berklee College of Music, where he also was a faculty member, and a Master's degree from the Manhattan School of Music, Tony is still active in the education community as an adjunct professor at Hofstra University. He was recently the subject of a profile feature in Modern Drummer Magazine (October 2011).
Recent Courses Taught
|MUS 019P||(CP) PERCUSSION||Undergraduate|
|MUS 119C||ADV PRIVATE INSTRUCT||Undergraduate|