Tony Benade

A professional musician and jazz educator for nearly 50 years, Tony has lived and performed throughout the United States and numerous other countries in the Western Hemisphere with such greats as The Nelson Riddle Orchestra, the Tex Beneke Orchestra, Steve Allen, Frankie Laine, the Temptations and the Four Tops.  A graduate of University of Redlands in California, Tony lived in San Diego for 10 years, teaching performing, composing and arranging jazz.  He was employed for many years as music coordinator and arranger for Cruise Line on-board shows.  Since moving to Florida, he has become one of the most sought-after jazz soloists in the area.