Anthony Pinciotti is a dynamic, innovative drummer well versed in jazz, rock, and world music. Based in New York, Anthony performs and tours extensively with many of the most vital and foreword looking musicians on the scene today. Some of the notable musicians Anthony has worked with are; James Moody, Dr. Lonnie Smith, John Abercrombie, Joe Lovano, Randy Brecker, Ira Sullivan, Kenny Werner, Mose Allison, Lew Tabackin, John Patitucci, Jim Hall, Bob Mintzer, Renee Rosnes, George Garzone, Frank Foster, Benny Golson, George Mraz, Houston Person, Toninho Horta, Lynne Arriale, Gary Bartz, Rufus Reid, Mark Egan, Dave Liebman, Kenny Barron, and Sheila Jordan to name a few.
Anthony's passion for music became apparent when at the age of two he began playing the drums. He began playing professionally throughout the Midwest at the age of thirteen, working with many Motown and jazz greats including trumpeter, Marcus Belgrave. After being discovered in 1992 by multi-instrumentalist Ira Sullivan, Anthony relocated to Miami, Florida to be his drummer. Offered a full music scholarship by the University of Miami, Pinciotti chose instead to follow his passion for playing. In 1994 Anthony moved to Chicago. There he continued to hone his skills with local Chicago greats such as Von Freeman, Malachi Favors, Fred Hopkins, Jodie Christian, Ari Brown, and Willie Pickens. He lead several successful groups containing members of the AACM and the Art Ensemble of Chicago, and was consistently called on to back jazz masters touring through Chicago. It was in Chicago that Anthony came to realize the healing power of music and drumming. He began doing healing drum sessions with people of all ages and now has clients across the country. Anthony made the move to New York in 1998. Since then he has been on a steady rise to the forefront of improvised music. He currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.