Jeffrey Anthony

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***Holiday Special pricing in effect $85 Per Song till Dec 31st *** I have multiple drum sets, dozens of mics, and multiple rooms I can use to create a unique sound for each song. When I work with a musician, I focus on delivering the right tones and feel to take that song to the next level.

I have over 20 years of experience touring and recording with artists in many genres, including Americana, singer-songwriter, folk, rock, bluegrass, country, jazz, pop, and salsa bands. My drumming has been heard in every corner of the world, but most notably on Grammy-nominated records with Sheryl Crow and with Sonoma Wire Works Drumcore.

In 2018, I built a professional remote drum recording facility in Tucson, AZ which features a huge selection of instruments, gear and recording equipment I use to create a custom sound for each musician. Whatever sound you are looking for, I can help you realize your vision. I have a half dozen drum sets ranging from vintage rock to modern sets, including big 70s concert toms and intimate early 60s Ludwigs, as well as an enormous selection of cymbals and percussion toys. I have multiple recording rooms that can deliver a tight sound, big-room feel, or something in between, and am not afraid to experiment to find unusual sounds.

No two songs have the same drum and mic set up. Instead, I take great care to find not only the right part to play but also the right sonic template for each song. I am passionate about that.
I have also written arrangements and provided producing services to complete a song, in addition to recording drum tracks.

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Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Jeff Anthony
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  • The Wiggles
  • Jessica Stone
  • Sheryl Crow
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  • Tom Varley
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  • Eric McFadden
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  • Sheryl Crow
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  • Scott Fisher
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17 Reviews - 3 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Stephen L.
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    Jeffrey embraces every project with great enthusiasm and provides great quality work. You need only to read the preceding reviews to know and be confident that if you engage Jeffrey you receive the highest quality work. Provides great insight into his craft too :)

  2. Review by James Nagel
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    I found Jeffrey when my studio was overbooked and I needed to record drums for a client in a pinch. Not only did he promptly follow up with me about my job but he over delivered with great professionalism and a killer product! He went above and beyond in finding the right drums, mikes and room to achieve the sound I was after. Super great guy to work with and I'm glad I found him!!!

  3. Review by Manny Perez
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    Excellent! Will use again!

  4. Review by Joseph L.
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    Jeffrey went above and beyond and brought my song to a new level. Great communication as well! Well done!

  5. Review by Manny Perez
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    Excellent! nice solid drums, plenty to work with. Will use hopefully in the near future!!

  6. Review by Stephen L.
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    Jeffrey is so very efficient and provides great quality work/beats and tracks. Have no hesitation in choosing Jeffrey to work with. His work adds to the character of the song and he is very easy to deal with. Personally, I prefer to let Jeffrey choose the style and set up he feels suits the songs and the results are great.

  7. Review by julie d.
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    Jeffrey us amazing to work with - his engagement, communication and sincere desire to get everything just right blew me away. He put his heart and soul into my very confusing project, not to mention did a great job professionally and quickly.

  8. Review by Benny W.
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    Jeffrey did another live drum track for me, and suprised me with a different new set. Sounds great! So good to work with a drummer that really have the right sound and acts super fast and pro !

  9. Review by Benny W.
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    Great drummer!
    Very satisfied from Jeffery's sound, feel and groove. He sent me 5 or 6 versions until I was happy with every note and every feel.

    Highly recommended!

  10. Review by Stephen L.
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    Couldn't help but engage Jeffrey again so soon after the last work he did for me. Great communicator, explains his processes and above all else, he provides such great quality drumming tracks that encapture the spirit of the project.

  11. Review by Stefan R.
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    I was very impressed working with Jeffrey for the first time. Attentive, motivated and committed to realising my creative vision, Jeffrey was fastidious in our exchanges, addressing every detail and making time to effect further changes where necessary.

    Experienced across a host of musical disciplines, I appreciated having a second set of ears across my project, most specifically involving drumming, percussion and time alignment.

  12. Review by Stephen L.
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    First song with Jeffrey and a great experience at that too. Jeffrey's interpretation and subsequent drumming/percussion has lifted the song to another level. Clearly loves his craft and provided so much beyond what I expected. Quite an honor for me to be able to collaborate with such talented people as has been my experience with this site. Thanks Jeffrey.

  13. Review by Simms
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    What can I say?! You NEED to work with Jeffrey! He is an absolute pro and got my song completely. Not only did he go into detail about how he would play the percussion pre and post sending, but he also clarified each mix and room used for recording. I'm completely blown away by his work.

  14. Review by Scott M.
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    I'm incredibly thankful I came across Jeffrey on here. I had a acoustic guitar and vocal mix and gave him only few notes and he was able to arrange and record a performance that just blew my mind. Elevated my song to a level I didn't think was possible. Amazingly talented drummer. Excellent communication. Easy to work with. Prompt responses and delivery. Top notch recording quality. Looking forward to doing more tracks with him. Jeffrey is the man!

  15. Review by Karen Feldner
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    Jeffrey Anthony delivers great drum tracks! He is so musical and knowledgeable. He is also very professional, and sent me great drums right away. I had a great experience working with Jeffrey. He is top notch!

  16. Review by Dan Nordheim
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    I had a great experience working with Jeff. After recording at home in non-ideal circumstances, I wasn't sure if adding drums later would work at all, but Jeff was able to come up with the perfect parts for my songs. He was able to capture exactly what I was hoping for with professional recordings that still somehow fit the vibe of my home recording set up. He made the tracks come alive in a really exciting way. Jeff plays to the song above all else so would be a great fit for many different types of projects. I can't wait to work with him again in the future.

  17. Review by Scott Fisher
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    Jeff is almost always my first call when I'm looking for live drums.
    He is a very musical drummer and has great feel and swing. Whether it be for Rock, Pop, country or improvisational based music, Jeff Anthony has a wonderful work ethic and is always prepared.

Interview with Jeffrey Anthony

  1. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  2. A: I am arranging 4 of my songs for string quartet for my 1st solo EP, networking in my new city of Tucson AZ meeting musicians, and future session players to work with, preparing for a 5 week national tour with The Portland Cello Project, and currently have 3 projects I am doing remote drum tracks on as I write this.

  3. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  4. A: Joe Henry I believe Joe Henry is producing some of best sounding records being made currently. Not to mention the song-craft of his own songs is truly incredible.

  5. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  6. A: play quiet with accuracy and intensity

  7. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  8. A: Singer-songwriter, folk, rock, pop, R&B, jazz, some fusion, blues shuffles, inde rock, experimental rock

  9. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  10. A: Listening

  11. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  12. A: Here is what I don't bring, an ego. I live for the art of crafting a drum part for a song.

  13. Q: What's your typical work process?

  14. A: I like to get the tracks, import them into my DAW, get levels set, then I make a chart of the song. If the client has sent any notes about which songs, or drummers, or specific drum parts they want emulated I then listen to all of those, and take notes. Then I choose the appropriate drums for the specific track. I will mix and match drum sets if necessary, and then I place the mics, get levels and record a few passes. I don't always use the same mics, and same pre's for each track, I try and get an appropriate sound for each track. I'll send over the raw files to the client and if any revisions are requested I make those.

  15. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  16. A: I am typically hired to come into the studio and provide musical drum tracks in a wide variety of styles to a click. I usually make my own charts with the provided demos, or in the studio the day of tracking. I can quickly change the approach, feel, type of fills, on the spot, making the client happy with the final result.

  17. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  18. A: I have a professional remote drum tracking facility called Harbor Lighthouse Studios that I just launched. I currently offer 8 channels of high quality audio tracks through a combination of preamps such as classic API, the amazing UnderToneAudio MPDI-4, Chandler Limited TG2, and I have a rotating selection of pre's that come through my API lunch Box such as NEVE's, CAPI's, SSL

  19. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  20. A: My favorite producer right now is Joe Henry. The sonic characteristics of the record he produces are just jaw dropping. When it comes to influential drummers currently they are Matt Chamberlain, Jay Bellerose, Jim Keltner, & Stephen Hodges.

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Terms Of Service

Turn-around in 3 business days or less. 2 revisions per song, paid in full before tracks delivered. Easy to work with, communicate your needs, I will respond timely.

GenresSounds Like
  • Matt Chamberlain
  • Jay Bellerose
  • Jim Keltner
Gear Highlights
  • Apollo X8
  • API
  • UnderToneAudio MPDI-4
  • Chandler TG2
  • AEA Ribbons
  • Mojave 301 FET
  • 201FET's
  • Placid Audio Resonator B
  • Telefunken M80
  • AKG D12V
  • D6
  • Senhheiser MD421's
  • SM7B
  • Apogee AD-16X
  • Muliple drumset/cymbals/toys
  • Pro-Tools 12
  • Logic X
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SoundBetter Deal

Holiday special - $85 a song if booked by Dec 31st

  • New Record Release Plus SoundBetter Deals!Oct 21, 2018

    I just released a new solo record that features string quartet, upright bass, piano and drums. It is called Harbor and a Lighthouse

    I did all the string arrangements, and performed the piano and drums.This was recorded in my studio, Harbor Lighthouse Studios.

    I am offering a super deal>book me for 3 songs and pay only $250. This is a smoking deal since I charge $125 to $150 on a per song basis.


  • Released 1st single, new gear, touringSep 15, 2018

    I just released the 1st single
    I wrote and produced in my new studio,I play all the instruments except upright and vocals


    I just upgraded my studio to the brand new Apollo X8


    I'm releasing my a solo record on Oct.12 will feature string quartet, upright bass, piano, and drums


    On Oct 11, I start a 5 week tour with The Portland Cello Project