Tony Peebles is a busy saxophonist and teacher, currently residing in Oakland, California. He is tenor saxophonist and a founding member of the Pacific Mambo Orchestra, performing on every track of its 2014 Grammy Award-winning (Best Tropical Latin Album) debut album, including a solo on "Muevete Con Prisa".
Throughout the years, Tony has performed in many different genres with such artists as: Fred Wesley (James Brown), The Pacific Mambo Orchestra, Karl Denson, Don Carlos, Lenny Williams (Tower of Power), Wil Blades, Tommy Igoe Big Band, Kenny Washington, John Lee Hooker Jr., Karl Perazzo (Santana), and Doc Severinsen to name just a few. Tony has toured Europe, Africa, North and South America with reggae legend Don Carlos, and has played numerous major music venues and festivals. He currently tours the world with New Zealand band Katchafire.
He holds a BA in Music Theory from the University of Pennsylvania, and a MM in Jazz Saxophone Performance from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. In addition to his performing career, Tony has taught the popular Jazz: Style and History course at the University of Pennsylvania, a wide variety of music enrichment programs at the elementary and high school levels, as well as private saxophone and improvisation lessons for students of all ages.
Home Base: San Francisco