Independent International Artist - Drums & Percussion
Author| AUSR Digital
Head of MMI - Modern Music International
Germany & Denmark
Owner Tony Liotta Drumschool - „Home of Cajon“
Masterclasses|Workshops|Band Training|Vocal Coach
"We know that the pulse beat of melody takes precedence,
and that in drumming we are actually dealing with the most
elemental and ancient component of life itself, the rhythm of the universe.
Perhaps for this reason the development of drums / percussion continues
unabated and changes so rapidly - for everything comes from the pulse beat.
There is no material which does not give off a sound peculiar to it,
there is also no form which does not influence this sound,
no skin, no glass, no stone which do not make themselves recognizable
by the sound which they produce or help to produce. "
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Tony in DRUMHEADS!!
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Anarchybrain - Leo´s World (feat. Tony Liotta)
Short, short bio
Tony Liotta is a native Italian. Liotta was born in a family of artists. Maybe that explains he became a multitalent. Liotta grew up in New York and New Orleans - the heart of Jazz, right around the corner the legends of rhythm. Here he soaked up the southern music. Lucky Tony Liotta could learn from the pope of drumming itself, Buddy Rich. Buddy still is his great idol. In the age of three Tony Liotta began playing the drums and never stopped.
Michael Kratz (Danish Millionseller and drummer): “Tony is that kind of drummer we want to be, or even better we want to play with! Tony Liotta shows how to do things right and help you to become a much better drummer.”
Drum Mag Italy: “I met Tony about five years ago, during an interview and the first thing that struck me was the humility of this great musician. Hearing him play I realized the full versatility of his approach on drum and percussion”.
Tony Liotta Lifetime Achievement Award 2016 by Euro Casting (Italy). Holder of the "German Rock Pop Prize 2018", category Best Cover Band and “German Rock Pop Prize 2020” category “Best Drummer”. His Single “Funky Donkey” received 2020 Gold Disc status. The press calls him the "Chief of Groove”. “Tony Liotta is not only a drummer...he is primarily a total music art work.” Sticks – drum journal Germany.
Liotta is also a gifted percussionist and Cajon player. He is one of the most diverse drummer of the music business. He got his first studio job, at the age of ten, a studio production for "Young Generation". Meanwhile he is well-known as a "First Take Drummer”.
The list other famous musicians he played or recorded with is long, here a few: Rocky Roberts, Bernhard Purdie, Kenny Arranoff, Gerald Albright, Kevin Moor, Michael Landau, Steve Lukather, David Garfield, Zoro, Marc Walker, Steve Smith, Andrea De Paoli, Richard Barbieri, Dario Fochi, John C. Marshall (R.I.P.), Christian Casini, John Hayes, Andrea Piccioni, Christian Warburg, Tony Ricci, Michael Kratz, Omar Hakim, Felix Sabal Lecco, Greg Copeland, John Blackwell, Tony Esposito, Robert Lopez, Peter Fischer, Carmine Appice, Riccardo Rebughini, Mike Campbell, Chris Henry Samentina, Berkant Çakici, Paul Bernardoli, Cindy Blackman, Peter Maffay, Thomas Lang, Stefan Heidtmann, Christian Bollmann, Carlo Cori (R.I.P.), Jon Rosenau, Earl Slick a.m.o.m. Producer like Tony Brown, Franky Valentin, Eddie Oliwa, Siggi Bemm a.m.o.m.
Respighi Blue Alder Signature Drumset and Paiste Cymbals
HH pstx 10“
HH twenty series 15“
Mini China 8“10“12“twenty series
Splash 8“ signature
Splash 10“ twenty series
Splash 6“ signature
2002 bell Accent 4“ 2x
Splash twenty series 8“
Chine twenty series chine thin 16“
PST Swiss flanger Crash 14“
PST Swiss thin Crash 16“
Alpha thin Swiss Crash 18“
Twenty series crash 17“
Twenty series thin Crash 18“
Twenty series thin Crash 16“
Dark energy Ride 22“
Master swish 22“
HH Giant Beat 16“ sound edge prototype
Respighi Black Limba Signature and Paiste Cymbals
Formula 60Z Modern essentials
HH micro HAT 10“
HH 14“+ HH 15“
Prototype Chine Zizhe 16“
Twenty Sweet Ride Bluebird 20“
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Tony Liotta Drumschool
DRUMS AND PERCUSSION - "HOME OF CAJON"
All courses and workshops are valued as creative and live affirming in every work with music and every age group.
„Tony Liotta Drumschool“ exists more than forthy years and is considered one of the best in Europe.
Working with children, adolescents, adults and disabled people.
Great experience in the field of working with drug addicts.
Part of „Freizeit Hand in Hand“ ("Leisure time hand in hand").
Liotta works with his own learning concept. All ages – beginners and advanced - any style of music.
All Masterclasses are specifically tailored to your professionael activities and lifestyles.
Preparation for the admission examen at the universities and accompanying tutorial.
Stage - & Audition Coaching for singer and bands. Our programs are flexible and can be combined for delivery at any level of knowledge.
Lessons can be in German English or Italian.
Start any time. Appointments by arrangement.
Liotta was head of the Drum and Percussion Departments of "Jam Academy" Cologne. Tony Liotta is the
co-founder of "Glen Buschmann Jazz Academy" Dortmund. There he was director and auditor of the drum and percussion department for many years. Liotta teaches in schools and universities. He trains teachers and gives workshops worldwide.
DVD “Drum Energy - about music”
Tony Liotta released his Learning DVD “Drum Energy “ at LEU Verlag. It gives a great insight into to the world of drumming, and also behind the scenes.
Tony Liotta Cajon Workshop
Art, especially music, heals people. In our public life, art is largely dead after the Corona Lockdown. This workshop aims to help revive the art of music.
Power, originality, free mind, regeneration, community, encouragement are the keywords here.
Tony Liotta Drumschool organizes several cajon workshops for new vitality, for life and more energy. For participants of different age groups. For children in need, for pupils from the age of 15 in cooperation with committed music associations and schools. And workshops for interested adults. The instruments used can be bongos, cajons, conga, djembe, shakers, timbales, tambourines, frame drums, and of course drums.
Anyone who owns an instrument, can bring it with them.
The dates will be announced as soon as meetings with more than two households are allowed again.