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“The American Songbook possess such wisdom and poetry that runs the gamut of human emotion. The feelings, situations, and dynamics that are written about in this music, runs through every generation and ties us all together. I honestly believe that along with jazz, the American Songbook is the greatest gift American culture has provided to the world.” - Bryan Anthony
From the very first time we hear them, there are certain singers whom we feel we know. As the intimacy of their delivery and subtle shading of their interpretation draw us in, a whole personality seems to take shape in our imagination.
Born in Santa Rosa, CA, Bryan moved to Houston, TX at a young age. It was in Houston that he began taking interest in music and the arts.
In the fall of 1995, Bryan entered the Manhattan School of Music in NYC, where he majored in classical voice. During his freshman year, Bryan performed several times on New York’s restaurant row, including Don’t Tell Mamas and Danny’s Skylight Room, where he thrilled audiences with his own style and voice.
In the summer of 1997, Bryan accepted an offer from the Glenn Miller Orchestra to begin touring with them. The tour took him all over the US, Canada, the Caribbean, the Hawaiian Islands and Japan. He returned to the Manhattan School of Music to finish his undergraduate degree in 2000, but he remained in New York City to complete his Master’s degree from New York University in jazz and contemporary music. Then, in 2002, Bryan joined the off-Broadway cast of “Our Sinatra.” This production concentrated on the musical legacy of the late Frank Sinatra and the show ran an unprecedented two and a half years.
In addition to touring with his jazz trio and The Gentlemen's Club, Bryan has had the pleasure of working with The Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, and Nelson Riddle Orchestras.
Please visit Bryan Anthony on the web at www.bryananthonymusic.com.