Drummer Tony Mason grew up in Southern Pines, North Carolina and started playing percussion at age seven. After studying at East Carolina University for one year, Tony moved to NYC in 1986 to finish his education at The Manhattan School Of Music. He came to receive a performance degree in classical percussion and became very active in the jazz program. Tony recently appeared on the track "Thinking About You" on Norah Jones' latest release, Not Too Late. He has backed numerous artists on various TV shows including David Letterman, American Love Story on PBS, Craig Kilborn and The View. He has also played on tracks for commercials for Nike, Vila, Coca-Cola, NBA, WNBA and yes, Viagra!
Tony Mason has worked with many top producers including Nile Rodgers, Camu Celli, Ron Saint Germain and Russ Titelman. He has toured and/or recorded with Norah Jones, Martha Wainwright, Cyril Neville, Joan Osborne, Paula Cole, Charlie Hunter, Bernie Worrell, Bill Sims Jr., Bo Diddley, Leo Nocentelli, Adam Levy, Jim Campilongo, Natalie Cole, Neil Sedaka and many others. An interesting side note is that Tony's brother-in-law is the legendary funk drummer, Zigaboo Modeliste.
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