Tony Jefferson


Tony Jefferson,  a New York native, is an accomplished drummer and has been a fixture on the New York jazz scene for many years. He has toured around the globe playing both festivals and clubs with world class musicians.

Tony has performed and recorded with many jazz artists and groups including: Eddie Harris, Kenny Drew Jr., Lonnie Smith, Eddie Henderson, Lou Donaldson, Frank Wess, Don Friedman, Cyrus Chestnut, Mark Whitfield, Jerry Bergonzi, Joey Calderazzo, Freddy Cole, Hank Jones, Benny Golson, Cedar Walton, Vic Juris, Steve Slagle, Charles McPherson, Gary Smulyan, John Abercrombie, Marc Copland, Kevin Hays, Rick Margitza, Cameron Brown (Danny’s Calypso and The Here & Now), Paul Beaudry and Pathways (Jazz Ambassadors Tour for Jazz at Lincoln Center), Don Byron (Ivey Divey Trio/New Gospel Quintet), James Weidman, Harvie S,  Sheila Jordan, Nancy King, Ernestine Anderson, Annie Ross and the Westchester Jazz Orchestra.

He has been a guest clinician in high school and college workshops and has taught Masters classes nationally and abroad.

Tony Jefferson endorses Paiste Cymbals.

Although specializing in jazz, Tony Jefferson is a versatile musician who’s inventive playing is influenced by his diverse musical experiences. Tony’s passion for woodwinds and his melodic approach on the drums has lead him to performing as a vocalist.