PODCAST: Anthony Fung
Having spent the past several years at Berklee and in the Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI), drummer Anthony Fung '15,'16G has made it a mission to take his bandleader skills and musicianship to a new level. The success of these efforts is on display in his music, but it received confirmation from another source when Fung recently learned that he had been accepted to the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute.
Fung is heading to the Monk Institute this fall, after completing his master's degree at Berklee, studying contemporary music (global jazz concentration). Prior to his graduate degree, he studied performance during his undergraduate years at Berklee.
Born in Richmond Hill, Canada, Fung has traveled and performed around the world, including in Africa, Panama, Canada, and the United States. He has performed with a wide variety of artists, such as Danilo Pérez, John Patitucci, Joe Lovano, Danny Rivera, Jerry Bergonzi, Hal Crook, and George Garzone.
The Anthony Fung Quintet—featuring Fung, Edmar Colón on saxophone, Mao Sone on trumpet, Jonny Chapman on bass, and Kyumin Shim on piano—recorded the track featured in this podcast at Berklee's Cafe 939.