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Anthony Crawford – Opening for The Supremes

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Anthony Crawford will be performing live at The Rose in Pasadena, CA as the opening act for the legendary group, The Supremes.  Anthony will be performing music from his album “Urban Jazz” as well as do a tribute to the late great Wayman Tisdale.  Click here to purchase tickets. (First 25 ticket sales will get a free signed copy of  Anthony’s recent album. Urban Jazz/My Story. 


Anthony Crawford with Witherfall (Debut Album)

Anthony has joined forces with metal/progressive rock group, Witherfall. Witherfall consists of band members, Joseph Michael (Vocals), Jake Dreyer (Guitar) and Adam Sagan (Drums) who passed away right before the album released. Even though Adam passed, his incredible drumming can be heard throughout the entire album. Withefall’s debut album is available now.16587335_765881060241150_4889654861213846932_o


Virgil Donati Band 2015 Tour

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Be sure to catch Anthony Crawford performing with the Virgil Donati Band during the 2015 US tour. Featuring Andre Nieri on guitar, Isamu McGregor on keys and Virgil Donati on drums.


Anthony Crawford’s Interview on Anchor Music News

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Be sure to check out the latest interview of Anthony Crawford on Anchor Music News.  Anthony talks about his journey of becoming an in-demand bass player and also gives an inside look on becoming a touring musician. Click here to read the interview.


Anthony Crawford featured on “This Is My Life”

 

Anthony CrawfordAnthony Crawford is featured on the online TV series titled “This Is My Life“, hosted by world renowned musician, teacher and musical director RubyBC.  Anthony talks about his first time ever picking up the bass guitar and other things that lead him to become the bass player that he is today. Click here to watch the video.


In This Life European Tour

The Virgil Donati Band is gearing up for their European tour in October. The band consist of brazilian guitarist Andre Nieri, Los Angeles native  keyboardist Isamu McGregor, Anthony Crawford on bass and Virgil Donati on drums.  European dates will be announced soon.  In This Life U.S. Tour ended on a high note in Nashville…..we had a ‘Smashing’ time on the road and look forward to continuing in Europe in October…thanks to all of you who came out to see us! Stay tuned for some performance and behind the scenes clips!!!


Anthony’s Collaboration with Jermaine Morgan

Atlanta based musician Jermain Morgan has released his new solo album titled “Life“.  This album showcases Jermain’s amazing bass skills, writing and producing ability. This project also features some of the hottest and newest talents on the music scene today such as Alan Evans (from Fred Hammond), Nate Holleman and Jason Palmer.  Anthony is featured on the song “Dramatic Bass“. Be sure to check out this dynamic album, “Life” on iTunes today.


Anthony Crawford Live on the Drum Channel

 

Be sure to catch Anthony Crawford performing with Virgil Donati and Kiko Loureiro on  Drum Channel.com.  Live stream starts March 27th, 2014 @ 6pm PDT.


Virgil Donati’s “In This Life”

Over 3 years in the making, Virgil Donati has released his solo album “In This Life“.   In This Life showcases Virgil’s remarkable production, writing and drumming skills from the beginning to the end of this album. This album features musicians such as Tom Kennedy, Evan Marien, Marco Sfogli, Ruslan Sirota, Doug Shreeve, Alex Machacek and yes even Anthony Crawford alone with many more incredible musicians. Be sure to add this new release to your music collection.

 

 


Anthony Crawford Collaboration with Music Cords Vol. 2

Anthony Crawford has joined forces with Grammy award winning artists such as Najee, Mindi Abair, Paul Brown and many other great jazz artists to bring together a project and help fight against paralysis. This album titled “Music Chords Vol. 2” is produced by Marissa Caliguire and 100% of the proceeds from this album will go towards the Drew Clayborn Foundation.  Drew Clayborn is a 15 year old boy with a beautiful heart that has suffered a spinal chord injury that left him paralyzed.  After going through rehab, Drew is now learning new ways of dealing with the world. To read more of Drew’s story and to stay current of his amazing progress and recovery, click here. 


Anthony Featured on Bass Sessions Vol. 2 from Gospel Chops

Anthony Crawford will be featured on the upcoming DVD of “Bass Sessions Vol. 2”, from “Gospel Chops“. Gospel Chops has brought together four of the most electrifying bassists in the music industry to collaborate in an amazing shed session that includes solos, chops, and musical conversations that will satisfy any bassist looking for inspiration. Click here to watch the promotion video.  

 


Exclusive Behind the Scene Footage of the last Concert in Rome 2012

Be sure to check out behind the scene footage from Allan Holdsworth’s European Tour 2012 and live video footage from the final concert in Rome. Recorded live at The Montemartini Museum. Click here to watch the video.  Anthony Crawford on bass and Virgil Donati on drums.

 


Allan Holdsworth And The Band Thank Fans

Allan Holdsworth and the band thank all the fans who attended concerts in 2012… they engage in a casual chat on the last day of their European tour in a typically stunning Italian setting at their hotel, before heading to the last performance in Rome. Click here to watch video….Ciao!


Anthony Crawford and his new single with “Frank McComb”


Anthony talks about his new “Urban Jazz” album and gives the fans a little sneak peak of his new single featuring extraordinaire singer “Frank McComb“.  Click here to watch the video of Anthony Crawford’s new single. To be released in 2013. 


Anthony Crawford and the BET movie premiere “Mama I Want To Sing”

Be sure to catch Anthony Crawford’s smooth bass lines in the new movie premiere “Mama I Want To Sing”. Starring R&B super star “Ciara“, Lynn Whitfield, and Patti LaBelle.   This movie airs on BET Sunday, August 19 at 5:30/4:30 CST. 


Anthony Crawford Being Featured Alone with Herbie Hancock “Contrast”

Anthony Crawford is being featured on “Contrast” by” Trevor Lawrence Jr”.  Trevor Lawrence Jr is best known for his production work with Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Eminem and Snoop Dogg just to name a few. Trevor Lawrence is currently touring and performing with Herbie Hancock.  Trevor Lawrence’s new album “Contrast” showcases his production skills as well as his dynamic drumming skills. This album features Euge Groove, Herbie Hancock, Frank McComb, Byron Miller, Brandon Colman and many more great artist. 


Anthony Crawford New Tour Dates

Allan Holdsworth has just finished a very successful European Tour Chapter One with Jimmy Haslip and Virgil Donati, and will take a much deserved break this whole Summer and September and another European tour, Chapter Two, is happening in October and early November, featuring Anthony Crawford on bass and Virgil Donati on drums. Click here to view shows.


Anthony Crawford’s Review Video of Ibanez’s Grooveline Bass

Anthony Crawford talks about the new “Grooveline” bass from Ibanez.  Click here to watch the full episode.


Anthony Crawford is Featured in Rolling Stone Magazine

 


Anthony Crawford Join Forces With Virgil Donati and Allan Holdsworth

 

Mriya Entertainment Pvt Ltd together w/Sandeep Chowta Projects bring to you projects featuring four musical collectives that will perform every quarter. The first of the four is the Virgil Donati band featuring Alan Holdsworth, Anthony Crawford & Austin Peralta. The band will be in India in November to perform as part of the Producers series @ St. Andrew’s Auditorium-St. Andrew’s College Campus, Domnic Road, Off Hill Road, Bandra (West), Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050, India, Thursday, 11/03/11 at 8:00 pm


Anthony Crawford Performs for the 2011 Emmys

 

Anthony Crawford will be performing for the annual 63rd 2011 Emmy Awards show. The Emmys will air live on FOX Television at the Nokia Theatre LA LIVE in Los Angles.


Anthony Crawford with piano Legend “Jeff Lorber”

 

Anthony Crawford is now performing and working with pianist “Jeff Lorber”.  Jeff Lorber has been an inspiration to multiple generations of music lovers all over the world with his dynamic piano playing.  Jeff Lorber has worked with and produced some of the top names in the  jazz scene such as Chick Corea, Chris Botti, Wayman Tisdale, Kenny G, Dave Koz, U2, Brian Bromberg, Eric Marienthal, Paul Jackson Jr, Tower of Power, Paul Taylor, Gerald Albright and many more.  Jeff Lorber is also the creator of the song “Crush on You” featuring Lil Kim and The Notorious B.I.G.   Jeff Lorber discovered Anthony Crawford from YouTube.  According to Jeff, he was not even looking for a bass player when he discovered Anthony. Jeff saw a few of Anthony Crawford videos and was blown away by Anthony Crawford’s style and dynamic playing.  Jeff then emailed Anthony and everything took off since then.  Be on the look out for more tour dates with Jeff Lorber and Anthony Crawford.

“I am really excited and blessed to have an opportunity to work with a huge inspiration such as Jeff Lorber.  This lets me know that I am on the right track.

~Anthony~


Anthony Crawford on the Front Cover of “Top 40 Charts” alone with “Stevie Wonder” and the “MTV Movie Awards”

 

Wow…… I am very honored to be on the Front Cover of “Top 40 Charts” with some of the biggest things going on in the entertainment such as the “MTV Movie Awards” and “Stevie Wonder”.  This is a huge honor for me to be broadcast in a HUGE spotlight such as this.

Thanks so much everyone for the ongoing support.  This would not be possible with out the help of  “YOU”.

“Thanks so much”

~ Anthony ~


Anthony Crawford’s Interview on “The Producers Corner with Spud Too Tight”

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Anthony Crawford is interviewed on the hit show “The Producer’s Corner With Spud Too Tight”.  The Producer’s Corner with Spud Too Tight is a major global driving force where celebrities in all genres of music sit down and discuss their craft. It is “The New Hot Spot” now to hear a diverse range of Billboard’s Chart Topping, Multi-Platinum & Grammy Award winning music producers, composers, arrangers, musicians/multi-instrumentalists, vocalists and engineers share their production techniques. The discussions range from gear preference, influences, song structure, vocals, studio to stage performance, background and upcoming projects and so much more. Every Sunday at 6PM CST, Music Producer/Keyboardist/Composer/Engineer Spud Too Tight “Chops it Up” with his peers on a variety of music production and tech talk discussions in multi-genres of music. In January 2011 The Producer’s Corner with Spud Too Tight was Ranked No.1 of The Top 5 Most Artistic Podcasts’ in Associated Content on Yahoo