Tony Arco


Tony Arco is one of the leading drummers in Italy, and a highly respected teacher. He is involved in top-level artistic projects in Italy and internationally, and performances to date include playing with such artists as: Mark Murphy, Bobby Watson, Kenny Barron, Charles Tolliver, Dave Liebman, James Newton, Carl Anderson, Marcus Stockhausen, David Murray, Eddie Daniels, Joe Diorio, Evan Parker, Phil Markovitz, Sonny Fortune, Jesse Davis, Andrew Hill, Red Holloway, Emil Richards, Bob Mintzer, Kenny Wheeler, Nnenna Freelon, Pat LaBarbera, Albert e Jimmy Heath, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Joey Calderazzo, Steve Grossman, George Whitty, Scott Hamilton.

He’s also specialized in large ensemble drumming, working regularly with big bands and orchestras, and has recorded more than 80 cd’s.

As far as teaching goes he has been the drum instructor since 1996 at the "Civica School of jazz", one of the leading schools in Italy, taught in several Conservatories all over the country as well as teaching privately both in person and online.
Tony proudly endorses Tama drums, Zildjian cymbals and Vic Firth drumsticks.