Anthony Crawford On Jazzin Em Up With Cres O'Neal
Born June 29th, 1981, Anthony Crawford was raised in a family of talented musicians. His father, funk and rock drummer Hubert (H bomb) Crawford has played with notable greats like James Brown, Cyndi Lauper, Mothers Finest, Mark Farner of the Grandfunk Railroad, The bar kays, and was the original drummer for the Eric Gales Band, while his uncle is the legendary jazz saxophonist Hank Crawford.
Anthony began playing with the legendary R&B group Shalmor in 2004 and shortly after with Howard Hewett. He then met jazz saxophonist Kirk Whalum. Together the pair performed a few shows and collaborated to create the music for a movie commentary filmed in South Africa.
Since then, Anthony has worked with Justin Timberlake, Erykah Badu, Peabo Bryson, Jeff Lorber, Dave Weckl, Everette Harp, Frank McComb, gospel legend Andrae Crouch, Karen Briggs, Virgil Donati, guitar legend Allan Holdsworth, and Eric Marienthal.
Anthony's latest CD "Urban Jazz – My Story" is a collage of the entire spectrum of Jazz, and demonstrates his ease and flexibility in moving from one style to another.