RECORDING ARTIST

scat-singing . . . . . . playing

"...knowing solo work on trombone..."
Down Beat

"His excellent scat-singing reflects his philosophy that aural vocalization
is the seminal teaching tool in the art of jazz performance."

Patrick Crichton, Head of the Jazz Department, Western Australian Conservatorium of Music,
Perth, Western Australia; Artistic Director, Jazz Australia;
then-Australasia Representative, IAJE Board

 

(tenor trombone unless otherwise noted)

Joy Spring, Mary Hermann García (MHG Records 00100-1), released September 2013; served as ensemble director, featured soloist (tenor trombone, vocals), producer, and graphic artist.

Leap of Faith, Virginia Commonwealth University Jazz Studies (VCU 00100-8), released September 2013; served as ensemble director, featured soloist, producer, composer, and graphic artist.

Front Burner, Virginia Commonwealth University Jazz Studies (VCU 00100-7), released September 2012; served as ensemble director, featured soloist, producer, and graphic artist.

A Joyful Noise, Virginia Commonwealth University Jazz Studies (Mark 7324-MCD), released April 2008; served as ensemble director, featured soloist, executive producer, and arranger of "Sunny Ray."

Virginia Commonwealth University Jazz Orchestra I DVD (Mark 7324-MDVD), released April 2008; served as ensemble director and arranger of "Sunny Ray."

"Jumpin' at the Westside," original composition recorded on Fascinatin' Rhythm, Rob Parton's JazzTech Big Band (Bell Music Press 0801), released on this Japanese label January 2008; also served as featured soloist on the composition and producer of the CD.

A Concert for Lindsay, featuring 39 faculty, student, and guest artists, broadcast on Richmond's Public Broadcasting Station WCVW, January 7, 2008; served as executive producer, artistic director, ensemble director, trombone and vocal soloist, and on-stage host for the event.

A Concert for Lindsay, viewable and downloadable off of the VCU web site from January 2008-August 2016; served as executive producer, artistic director, ensemble director, trombone and vocal soloist, and on-stage host for the event.

Trombone-solo demonstration CD tracks for "The Days of Wine and Roses," "As Time Goes By," "Since I Fell for You," "Tea for Two," "The Shadow of Your Smile," and How High the Moon" were published within the improvisation book Cutting the Changes: Improv via Key Centers, December 2006; also served as producer of the recording.

A Time for Miracles, Vol. II (Children's Miracle Network), released November 2005; producer and featured soloist on one selection on the CD.

Phil Collins: Finally...The First Farewell Tour (Warner Music R2 970397), DVD released January 2005. This focuses on Phil's pop bands. But if you scroll through Disc 1's supplementary videos, you'll find an extended version of "Pick Up the Pieces" from its one performance on the tour (bass trombone).

Applying to Present a Workshop at The Midwest Clinic, an informational video, has been streamed online from Midwest's web site since July 2004 (author, spokesperson, and producer).

It Could Happen To You, VCU Jazz (VCU 00100-5), released October 2002; also featured as arranger and soloist.

Eleventh Hour Live!, Rob Parton's JazzTech Big Band (Sea Breeze SB-2110), released December 2000; featured soloist.

YJED 2000, Youth Jazz Ensemble of DuPage, released July 2000; featured soloist.

A Hot Night in Paris, Phil Collins Big Band, released in Europe (WEA International 3984 27221-2, June) and the U.S. (Atlantic 83198-2, July) in 1999; bass trombonist.

Fascinatin' Rhythm, Rob Parton's JazzTech Big Band (ROPA Jazz 1033), released in December 1997; featured soloist and producer.

...All Save The Blues!, Evanston Township High School Jazz Ensemble, released December 1997; featured soloist and co-producer.

Jazz Showcase: Busbee, Davis, de Souza, Fox, García, Paulson, Reichenbach, and Watrous, Professional Audio Services 062 (performed at the International Trombone Festival of the International Trombone Association, Champaign-Urbana, IL, May 31, 1997), released September 1997; featured soloist.

What Are We Here For?, Rob Parton's JazzTech Big Band (Sea Breeze SB-2067), released in July 1995; featured soloist and producer.

Hot House, Eastman Jazz Ensemble (Mark MJS-57615), released 1985; bass trombonist and soloist.

Rob Parton's JazzTech Big Band, Conference Recording Service IAJ97-003 (presented at the International Association of Jazz Educators Conference, Chicago, IL, January 9, 1997), released January 1997; featured soloist.

Rob Parton's JazzTech Big Band, Mark Custom Recording Service, Inc. MW96-MC-21 (presented at The Midwest Clinic, Chicago, IL, December 20, 1996), released December 1996; featured soloist.

Soloing at the Titan Jazz & Art Festival.

photo credit:
Trinity Episcopal School

"...talented trombonist...a lovely solo."
The Jazz Report

 

Performing on bass trombone with the
Phil Collins Big Band
(Collins drumming at far left) towards the live concert CD.

photo credit:
Montreux Jazz Festival

"At all times Antonio never played less than the 100% he promised....
He can be in my band whenever he wants."
Phil Collins

 

 

"...recommended without any qualifications whatsoever."
Cadence (regarding a CD produced by García)

 

PRODUCER

Recordings
Joy Spring, Mary Hermann García (MHG Records 00100-1), released September 2013; served as ensemble director, featured soloist (tenor trombone, vocals), producer, and graphic artist.

Leap of Faith, Virginia Commonwealth University Jazz Studies (VCU 00100-8), released September 2013; served as ensemble director, featured soloist, producer, composer, and graphic artist.

Front Burner, Virginia Commonwealth University Jazz Studies (VCU 00100-7), released September 2012; served as ensemble director, featured soloist, producer, and graphic artist.

A Joyful Noise, Virginia Commonwealth University Jazz Studies (Mark 7324-MCD), released April 2008; served as ensemble director, featured soloist, executive producer, and arranger of "Sunny Ray."

"Jumpin' at the Westside," original composition recorded on Fascinatin' Rhythm, Rob Parton's JazzTech Big Band (Bell Music Press 0801), released on this Japanese label January 2008; also served as featured soloist on the composition and producer of the CD.

Rhythm play-along CD tracks for "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face," "The Days of Wine and Roses," "I Can't Get Started," "In the Still of the Night," "As Time Goes By," "The Best is Yet to Come," "Since I Fell for You," "Tea for Two," "Lil' Darlin'," "It Ain't Necessarily So," "The Shadow of Your Smile," "You Go to My Head," and How High the Moon" were published within the improvisation book Cutting the Changes: Improv via Key Centers, December 2006; served as producer of the recording.

Trombone-solo demonstration CD tracks for "The Days of Wine and Roses," "As Time Goes By," "Since I Fell for You," "Tea for Two," "The Shadow of Your Smile," and How High the Moon" were published within the improvisation book Cutting the Changes: Improv via Key Centers, December 2006; also served as producer of the recording.

MIDI demonstration CD-ROM tracks composed for approximately 70 audio music examples were published within the improvisation book Cutting the Changes: Improv via Key Centers, December 2006; also served as producer of the recording.

Dazzle television commercial for the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, aired in Richmond, Virginia October 2005-January 2006 (and thereafter across various regions of Virginia as the exhibit toured); served as co-engineer, co-producer.

A Time for Miracles, Vol. II (Children's Miracle Network), released November 2005; producer and featured soloist on one selection on the CD.

Applying to Present a Workshop at The Midwest Clinic, an informational video, has been streamed online from Midwest's web site since July 2004 (author, spokesperson, and producer).

It Could Happen To You, VCU Jazz (VCU 00100-5), released October 2002; also featured as soloist and arranger.

Fascinatin' Rhythm, Rob Parton's JazzTech Big Band (ROPA Jazz 1033), released in December 1997.

...All Save The Blues!, Evanston Township High School Jazz Ensemble, released December 1997; served as co-producer.

What Are We Here For?, Rob Parton's JazzTech Big Band (Sea Breeze SB-2067), released in July 1995.

Working with VCU recording engineer Curt Blankenship in the booth...

...home of the
trumpet section...

photo credit:
Antonio García

The Count is In, Rob Parton's JazzTech Big Band (Sea Breeze CDSB-2047), released September 1993.

I'm Getting Cement All Over You, Northern Illinois University Jazz Ensemble (Creative Sound NIU 5740CD), released July 1993.

Kids Are Pretty People, Northern Illinois University Jazz Ensemble (Creative Sound NIU 5392CD), released July 1991.

Blues, Truth, and the Girl in the Funny Hat, Northern Illinois University Jazz Ensemble (Creative Sound), released July 1989.

The New Orleans Brass Quintet (digital cassette, 1985-86) unreleased; served as producer and digital editor.

Produced two to sixteen-track recordings of recitalists, film-scoring ensembles, jazz ensembles, studio orchestra, and guest artists including Gene Bertoncini, Sir Roland Hanna, Jim Pugh, Wynton Marsalis, George Russell, Dave Taylor, and Susannah McCorkle (1983-85).

A VCU Jazz Orchestra I recording session in Vlahcevic Concert Hall.
photo credit: Antonio García

Broadcasts
A Concert for Lindsay, featuring 39 faculty, student, and guest artists, broadcast on Richmond's Public Broadcasting Station WCVW, January 7, 2008; served as executive producer, artistic director, ensemble director, trombone and vocal soloist, and on-stage host for the event.

A Concert for Lindsay, viewable and downloadable off of the VCU web site from January 2008-August 2016; served as executive producer, artistic director, ensemble director, trombone and vocal soloist, and on-stage host for the event.

Producer, National Public Radio affiliate WXXI-FM, Rochester, NY: The Eastman Jazz Ensemble live broadcasts (1984-85).

House Sound
Producer of selected concerts at the International Association of Jazz Educators Conference, The Midwest Clinic, the IMEA/MENC Regional Conference, Northwestern University, Northern Illinois University, and the Eastman School of Music.

 

Soloing with Rob Parton's JazzTech Big Band at the New Trier High School Jazz Festival.

photo credit:
New Trier High School

"Tony can be a client's best friend and a musician's 'worst enemy.'
He can hear the smallest mistakes, fix them diplomatically, and add musical nuances in mere minutes without any ill effect.
Without him the music would not sound as good as it does."
Rob Parton

In the studio recording booth. (Note the earphones he prefers to wear for sessions so as to hear both pre-recorded tracks and live music simultaneously.)

photo credit:
Youth Jazz Ensemble of DuPage

His trombone/vocal recording station at
In Your Ear Studios in Richmond, Virginia.

 

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