Tony "Thunder" Smith
Combining Various Styles For Today's Music
Friday, 1:00 p.m.
Tony "Thunder" Smith is a world-renown drummer, vocalist, and producer. While working as a Professor of Percussion at Berklee College of Music, Tony still maintains a professional career – currently touring and recording with the legendary Lou Reed. He’s worked with many legendary artists throughout his career, including Jeff Beck, Jan Hammer, John McLaughlin, Carlos Santana, and Serge Gainsbourg, to name a few. Tony is also involved in a variety of musical projects - from teaching master classes and clinics here and abroad to scoring for film and television. He has been interviewed and spotlighted in many publications, most recently in the March 2011 issue of Modern Drummer. His feature in Sticks and Skins, A Photography Book About The World of Drumming has recently been acquired and put on display at the Smithsonian Museum’s Folklife Center. Tony's melodic approach to rhythm and years of experience make him a top choice among producers worldwide.