Currently, Anthony Belfiglio lives in Nashville, TN and teaches music at Belmont University. He has just founded the Belmont Faculty Jazz Group, and the jazz trio Rhythmaning. Recently, he performed on Nashville Public Radio's "Live in Studio C," and participated in a classical piano concert performing works by George Gershwin. In addition, Anthony sits in and hosts regularly at jazz jam sessions in the Nashville area.
As a young musician, Anthony was one of an elite handful of musicians and composers that were selected for an artist residency with Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead in 2001. He then completed a masters degree in Jazz Performance at the University of Miami and a doctoral degree in Music and Human Learning/Jazz Emphasis at the University of Texas at Austin. Anthony has had opportunities to perform with many notable jazz artists including: Dave Douglas, Branford Marsalis, Kenny Garrett, Jason Marsalis, Ron Westray, Delfeayo Marsalis, Kevin Mahogany, John Riley, John Fedchock, Willie Williams, Steve Turre, John Blake and Eddie Gomez.
Notes from Anthony:
First Time Only was recorded when I was just getting started playing jazz. Its purpose was to document the beginning of my jazz career. I hope you will enjoy the unique arrangements of standard tunes and the crisp quality of the recording, which was done at Morning Star Studios in Pennsylvania. Thank you for your interest in my music!