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artist endorsement

artist endorsement

- Thursday 26- 7PM at
Long & McQuade

Bloor St. Toronto ON

- January 2017

Celebrating over 16 years as an endorsee in the 25th anniversary year of Vater as a brand, the new Vater -
Anthony Michelli AM595 - Players Design Series stick.

It measures between a 5A and 5B,more specifically 16”(40.64cm) x 0.595”(1.51cm) and a 0.260” measurement behind the tip. Its design principal focuses on being a versatile and all-purpose stick suitable for various types of stylistic applications ensuring the maximum bounce and balance throughout. The acorn tip accentuates the full and complex tonal frequency range inherent in both drums and cymbals and its shape boasts excellent durability and a long life span.

The concept of this signature stick came to fruition over time as I found that slightly thinner sticks would eventually become less balanced as they would wear from usage, whereas the larger diameter ones often felt too weighty potentially maxing out sound thresholds in certain situations

Under the advisement of artist relations manager Chad Brandolini along with the expertise of VP Alan Vater, the stick was carefully developed over the past few years. We decided to explore the diameter of the “somewhere in between” range to come up with the .595” diameter that was new to the Vater stick lines. As a result, we developed what sounds, feels and reacts like a refined instrument in and of itself with this unique AM 595 model.

I am so very excited and happy to introduce this great new design to you with the support of VATER - a world-class stick and accessory manufacturer as second to none.


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2016 Releases

Steve Koven Trio -
Steve Koven, Piano – Rob Clutton, Bass - Anthony Michelli, Drums
Produced by Anthony Michelli & Steve Koven
Co-Produced & Engeneered - Roman Klun, His House-Innsbruck Studio Brooklyn, NY

Matt dusk & Margaret
     "JUST THE TWO OF US"      Poland, Universal Music 
Platinum Record Sales
Adrean Faruggia, Piano – Anthony Michelli, Drum set, Percussion – Kevin Turcotte, Trumpet – Rob Piltch, Guitar
Ross Macintyre, Bass – Steve Macdonald, sax - flute – Shelly Berger – arranger - Drive Shed Studio, Toronto

Matt Dusk & Florence K
    "QUIET NIGHTS"    North America 
Adrean Faruggia, Piano – Anthony Michelli, Drum set, Percussion – Kevin Turcotte, Trumpet – Rob Piltch, Guitar
Ross Macintyre, Bass – Steve Macdonald, sax - flute – Shelly Berger – arranger - Drive Shed Studio, Toronto

Matt Dusk & Karen Aoki
  "LOST IN RIO"     Japan
Adrean Faruggia, Piano – Anthony Michelli, Drum set, Percussion – Kevin Turcotte, Trumpet – Rob Piltch, Guitar
Ross Macintyre, Bass – Steve Macdonald, sax - flute – Shelly Berger – arranger - Drive Shed Studio, Toronto

2015 tours

Artie Roth Group



Steve Koven

2015 awards

Steve Koven Trio “20” Toronto Independent Documentary Film Winner

CD cover
Kiran Ahluwalia
Winner - World Solo Artist of the Year #CFMA2015

2015 Recordings

Ron Westray (Blue Canoe Records)
Anthony Michelli Bassless Trio
Live at the Red Guitar

Live recording of Anthony Michelli Bassless Trio performed at The Red Guitar Club
Toronto - released 03 December 2014

Anthony Michelli, Drums & composition - Perry White, Soprano, Tenor & Baritone Saxes - Geoff Young, Guitar
Special Guests on Electro Remix Soundtrack: Junik & Ando
Electro Recorded by Giampaolo Scatozza on location
Mixed & Mastered at
Shelfish Redemption Records SR002 Socan registered P & C All Right Reserved

Purchase CD here:

2014 Recordings

Variables, Tom Van Seters

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Jimi Jazz, Ron Westray
(Blue Canoe Records)
CD cover

    Sanata: Stillness, Kiran Ahluwalia      
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Daylight, Dave Neill   

Jerry Bergonzi / Hal Galper Concert

Friday October 18 - 8pm - Hillfield Strathallen College Theatre - 299 Fennell Ave. W. Hamilton, ON

Jerry Bergonzi - Sax
Hal Galper - Piano
Pat Collins - Bass
Anthony Michelli - Drums

The Artie Roth Quartet - Currently Experiencing

CD CoverGeoff Young - Guitar
Anthony Michelli - Drums
Mike Filice - Saxophone
Artie Roth - Bass

Thursday October 17 - 12:30pm - Concert and Master CLass - York University
Friday October 25 - 8:30-9:45pm - Toronto, On - 80 Gladstone
Saturday October 26 - 8:30 The Jazz Room Kitchener - Waterloo
Fridays in November - 6:30-8:30pm @ the Rex

The Bill McBirnie Trio - find your place

CD CoverFIND YOUR PLACE - cd release

Bill McBirnie - Flute
Bernie Senensky - Hammond B3 organ
Anthony Michelli - Drums

Recital by composer David Lidov

Thursday October 24 - 7:30pm York University Faculty - Tribute Hall Accolade East -

Puttin’ it TogetherAnthony's Clinic

3 Clinics part of Long & McQuade Drum month in the following cities:
Friday August 16 - 6pm - London, On - Long & McQuade
Saturday Aug 17 - 2pm - St-Catharines, On - Long & McQuade
Saturday Aug 24 - 2pm - Stratford, On - Long & McQuade

Rez Abbasi/Rich Brown/Anthony Michelli

Saturday, August 10 - Toronto, On - Hugh's Room

2014 Recordings

Artie Roth Quartet Geoff Young guitar, Mike Filice Saxes
Van Seters Trio - Steve Koven piano, Rob Cluton bass – “20” CD and DVD
George Leach - APTN TV Live Concert Broadcast

Matt Dusk Tour Ontario & Quebec

Wednesday 07 - Ottawa, On
Thursday 22 - Oshawa, On - The Regent Theatre
Friday 23 - Cobourg, On - Park Theatre & Performing Arts Centre
Saturday 24 - Markham,ON - Flato Markham Theatre
Wednesday 28 - Beloeil, QC- Diffusion Coulisse
Thursday, November 29 - Assomption, QC - Theatre Hector Charland
Friday, November 30 - Levis, QC - L'Anglicane
Saturday, December 1 - St Hyacinthe, QC - Centre Juliette Lassonde

Anthony is honored to be addded to Best-Drummer
The World of Drummers and Drums

Cover Page of Best-Drummer

Mexicotour - October 2012 with the steve Koven Trio

Thursday 18 -Mexico City, Mexico Zinco Jazz Club
Friday 19 - Mexico City, Mexico Canadian/Mexican Chamber of Commerce
Saturday 20 Mexico City, Mexico Teatro Angela Peralta, Polanquito
Canada Culinary, Tourism and Cultural Festival

Monterrey, Mexico - Universidad de Monterrey


Fundacion Teatro Nacional Sucre - Quito

Friday February 10 - 19h30 -
the Steve Koven Trio


Mexicotour - October 2011 with the Steve Koven Trio

picture of drums

Tuesday 18, 20h00   -  Tecate, Baja California   -   Teatro de la UABC
Wed 19, 20h00  -   Ensenada, Baja California   -   Foro Experimental de CEARTE
Thursday 20, 20h00  -  Mexicali, Baja California  -   Plaza de las Artes
Friday 21, (Time TBC)   -   Mexico City, Distrito Federal   -   Zinco Jazz Bar
Sunday 23, 12h00   -  Guanajuato, Guanajuato  -  Festival Internacional Cervantio
Sunday 23, 18h00  -  San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato -  Teatro Ángela Peralta
Tuesday 25, 20h00  -   León, Guanajuato   -   Auditorio Mateo Herrera
Thursday 27, 19h00   -   Guadalajara, Jalisco  -   Plaza Fundadores
Saturday 29,19h00   -  Cuautitlán Izcalli, State of Mexico  -  Teatro San Benito Abad

Congratulations to Adrean Farrugia and Ricochet for
2011 JUNO AWARDSnomination
Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year

Adrean Farrugia (piano, composer), Kevin Turcotte (trumpet), Andrew Downing (bass), Anthony Michelli (drums)
And Special Guests:
Kelly Jefferson (saxophone), Sundar Viswanathan (saxophone/Flute), William Carn (trombone), Ravi Naimpally (tabla), Kiki Misumi (cello), Sophia Perlman (voice)
Producer by Adrean Farrugia, Dennis Patterson, Andrew Downing and Anthony Michelli

Anthony would also like to congratulate and thank the following
2011 JUNO AWARDSnominees
for involving him in their projects over the past year.

David Braid & Canadian Brass - Spirit Dance
Jaymee Stone - Room of Wonders

Kellylee Evans - Nina

Anthony Michelli 2010 PROJECTLive @ The REX

Anthony Michelli 2010 Project - Performing every Wednesdays at the Rex, 6:30pmG. Young (guitars),
P. White (woodwinds),
M. Felice (woodwinds),
G. Scatozza (laptop),
H. Marsh (electric violin),
A. Michelli (drums and sound manipulation)
and special guests

Steve Koven Trio - ALONE TOGETHER

Alone Together CD Cover
Steve Koven - Rob Clutton - Anthony Michelli

Available for digital dowload at

Click for official Press Release Press Release

Secret Quartet - BLOOR STREET

Martin Speake
(alto sax), Nikki Iles (piano),
Duncan Hopkins
(bass), Anthony Michelli (drums)

Cat No: EDN1019 | UK Release Date: 1st March 2010