Drummer, composer, educator, and bandleader Anthony Fung is based in Los Angeles, CA. He currently teaches at Cal State University, Northridge (CSUN), and the Los Angeles County High School for the Performing Arts (LACHSA)
Anthony is an alumnus of the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance (2018), where he earned a master of music (M.M.) degree while studying and performing with Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Billy Childs, and many others.
Having performed at festivals and venues worldwide, Anthony has appeared at International Jazz Day (St. Petersburg, Russia, and Havana, Cuba), Panama Jazz Festival, Panama Percussion Festival, Sitka Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Toronto Jazz Festival, and the Montreal Jazz Festival. He has performed and worked alongside Herbie Hancock, Danilo Pérez, Wayne Shorter, Kenny Lattimore, John Patitucci, Dave Binney, Terrace Martin, Alicia Olatuja, Miguel Zenón, John Beasley, James Newton, Eric Reed, and George Garzone among others.
As a bandleader, Anthony released his debut album, Chronicles (2014) with the Anthony Fung Quintet. He released his second album, Flashpoint (2018), which received a “Best Albums of 2019 & 2020” 4-star review in Downbeat Magazine and a feature on WBGO’s “New Music by Five Composers behind the Drums.” He released his third album, What Does it Mean to be Free? in May 2022.
Aside from performing, he is an accomplished composer and producer. Fung’s composition work can be heard on the feature documentary “The Last Tourist” on Apple TV, Season 3 of Craig Robinson’s Hulu special “Your Attention Please” as well as a commissioned work for the Los Angeles Jazz Society in 2020 entitled “The Chinese Immigration Suite.”
Anthony Fung proudly endorses Remo drumheads, Canopus Drums, Cogs Custom Drums, Vic Firth Sticks & Zildjian Cymbals.