Tony Liotta – Drummer & Percussionist

Tony Liotta – Drummer & Percussionist

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Tony Liotta the drummer with the Italian name and the American groove.

2012.12.28. Pink Floyd in Dortmund by wilbert.schiffeler@onlinehome (65)He grew up in New York and New Orleans. He is active in music business nearly his whole lifetime. He started to play the drums when he was three years old. He learned his craft by the forefather of all drummers – Buddy Rich. His career began where others want to go: the first studio job of this ingenious musician was a album production with Young Generation in the age of ten. He played at Madison Square Garden and Radio City Hall. Although he is meanwhile himself a legend, he also got his great idolsBuddy Rich and  Steve Gadd. Tony Liotta stands for quality.





Tony Liotta is a unbelievable “Workaholic-Man”, passion drummer, lover of real-sounds and explorer in the world of rhythm….more than 35 years he beats himself consequently up to the top: He focuses the fascination of drumming and rhythm that  way  u  get  a  Complete-Groove-Sound-Work-Tony  Liotta.

“Sticks”  (Magazine)

The critics compare him with Miles Davis and Santana.

Liotta is one of the prestigious drummer in music business

“Marabo” (Magazine).


…Liotta is not only tripping around the world, he is also the answer to Billy Cobham.
WR” (Newspaper)

He inspirited generations of musicians.

He is a legend in the studios as “the first take drummer”. His own album “Colours of Life” was called “a time document of the art of drumming” “Sticks” (Magazine) “Tony Liotta one of the world best drummer and percussionists” “Prinz” (Magazine). Always a  happening to hear this maniac. Tony Liotta is a seasoned and well- respected, live and studio drummer. He has worked with International Artists and Producers throughout the world, here some of them: legends like Rocky Roberts or Bernhard Purdie, also Kenny Aronoff, Zoro, Steve Smith, Michael Landau, Steve Lukather, David Garflield, Omar Hakim, Akira Jimbo, Felix Sabal Lecco, John Blackwell, Emiliano Turi, Pierre Desfray, Paco Sery, Carmine Appice, Mike Campbell, Cindy Blackman, Walfredo Reyes, Thomas Lang, Mike Terrana, Pierre Belleville, Young Generation, Andra di Paoli, Remo Satori, Mark C. Walker, Andrea Tower Torricini, Mark Zonder, Richard Barbieri, Kevin Moor, Richard Barbieri, Dario Fochi, John C. Marshall, Chaka Khan, Gianna Nannini,  Michael Kratz, Enrico Santacatterina, Carlo Santacatterina, Carlo Cori, Christian Casini, John Hayes,  Stefan Heidtmann, Christian Bollmann, Luca Scansani, Paul Bernardoli, Jon Rosenau, Earl Slick, producer like Tony Brown, Franky Valentin, Eddie Oliwa, Andrea Fresu  a.m.a.o. TV Shows for: German ARD, WDR, VIVA, Onyx, BR, RTL; Italian RAI UNO, RAI DUE, Tele7, Tele5, MTV; Spanish TV; Venezuela TV; Austria TV; France TV a.m.a.o.


Liotta`s roots are founded in Jazz, but he has a natural gift of playing any kind of music. So his projects are very differently. World Music, Jazz, Blues, Pop, Rock,   R’N’B, Fusion, Latin…or for example Techno: In 2008 he released a techno project for the “Loveparade” the biggest Techno event in Germany (more then 1, 6 million people audience): with his “Song of Love”    Liotta    rocked    the    audience   as   “Drummaniac”    life    and    solo. The debut album of „chaos venture” (Tony Liotta drums) is 2015 released. Critics talk about a great band und fantastic music and the cd is already best of the year in Poland.

Liotta also got one of the best Pink Floyd Tribute Bands in Europe. Liotta is also founder and organizer of the successful live – event: „Groove Attack“   lasting meanwhile eight years. Tony Liotta is doing Workshops for Drums and Percussion world-wide. He released his second DVD “Drum Energy”  a standard rule not only for drummers but for the whole music business. Tony Liotta was one of the founder and the head of the drum and percussion division of the “Glen Buschmann Jazz -Academy” and head of drum division at Jam – Academy in Cologne. He gives lessons in Universities and trains teachers. The „Tony Liotta Drumschool“   exists more than thirteen years and considers being one of the best in Europe.

2012.12.28. Pink Floyd in Dortmund by wilbert.schiffeler@onlinehome (129)

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