Gretsch artist since 2017, Canadian-born and internationally-respected professional Anthony Michelli has fostered a creative and successful career in the music industry as a drum set performer, post-secondary educator, and sound recording producer.
Appreciative to be a member of various diverse projects featuring an extensive list of celebrated, distinguished composers and performers, Michelli is able to actualize his unique approach performing in several varied styles of music equally with respect and dedication to the art of creating Music. Through personal motivation, curiosity and dedication alongside of a ever-persistent quest for knowledge, Michelli has be able to remain relevant, current, and active for over two decades as an esteemed professional.
In addition, Michelli has recorded and collaborated with innumerable artists in the contemporary jazz, original composition, world, popular and creative music genres spanning from 1995 to the present day with well over one hundred recordings listed in his discography. Although it is not his constant priority, he does periodically lead his own group.
Michelli accredits any accolades under his name to the groundwork established by his mentors and elders that forged and opened the pathways. Inspired to keep a continuum, he has made it a personal goal to remain true and creative in efforts to break ground for young and aspiring musicians finding their place in the industry.