Berklee Percussion FestivalAnthony Steele & Friends

Friday / June 22, 2012 / 2:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
United States

Anthony Steele's professional education comes from the Community Music Center of Boston, the Boston Arts Academy High School, and a full scholarship to Berklee College of Music, where he received his bachelor’s degree in performance in 2006. He is recipient of numerous awards and accolades, including being named the “Best of Boston” in 2002. His passion and skill for the drum set have opened many doors for him to perform all over the world—from California to Austria, Prague, Germany, to Madison Square Garden, and to the islands. He has played with the best of the best singers and musicians this world has to offer, including Wynton Marsalis, Walter Beasley, George Duke, the Yellowjackets, Johnathan Dubose, Mary-Mary, Donald Lawrence, Twinkie Clark, Ruben Studdard, Bobby Jones, Esperanza Spalding, Marcus Miller, Kierra "kiki" Sheard, Warren Hill, Noel Gourdin, Velveteen Playboys, Tony Terry, the Gershwin Orchestra, and Brian Mcknight. Steele was in the Top 5 out of NY for MTV's Making His Band. He is one of the bright stars in an amazingly talented group of young drummers on the scene today. He remains a first call for positions because of his humbleness, and creativity.

Steele's other passion is his musicians clothing line, "Steele Collections: and he continues to share his gift of music through playing, educating, touring, and mentoring young musicians.