About Tony

New York City drummer Tony Mason grew up in Southern Pines, North Carolina and started playing the drums at the age of 7. After studying at East Carolina for one year, Tony came to NYC in 1986 to finish his education at The Manhattan School of Music, where he received a performance degree in classical percussion; he’s been a Brooklyn resident ever since. 

Tony has toured and recorded with John Scofield, Joan Osborne, Norah Jones, Charlie Hunter, Shooter Jennings, Bernie Worrell, Bo Diddley, Martha Wainwright, Ivan Neville, Cyril Neville, George Porter Jr., Leo Nocentelli, Amy Helm, Leftover Salmon, Natalie Cole, Darlene Love, The Soup Dragons, Paula Cole, Jim Campilongo, Neil Sedaka, Connie Francis, Captain and Tennille, Baba Olatunji, Brooklyn Boogaloo Blowout, Billl Sims Jr., Bloomdaddies and many others. In the studio, Tony has worked with producers Nile Rodgers, Camu Celli, Ron St. Jermaine, Matt Pierson and the legendary Russ Titleman; he has also played on many commercials and television shows.

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