Cleveland-based drummer Anthony Taddeo has a passion for creating music that is accessible, engaging, and connects people from all walks of life. Whether as a sideman supporting musicians such as Frank Wess, Ron McClure, Bobby Selvaggio and Camila Meza or as a composer for film, he is interested in what ignites the audience’s relationship to a performance. An integral member of Cleveland’s jazz/improvised scene, he leads projects including Alla Boara, ALbaTrio, TMT Trio, and his solo project featured on “Self-Portraits” (2018). As a recording artist, he is featured on over 30 albums. Taddeo received an MFA in Composition from Youngstown State University and a BFA in Music Performance from New School for Jazz & Contemporary Music, where he studied with Jimmy Cobb, Reggie Workman and Amir Ziv. An enthusiastic educator, Taddeo is co-director of JazzFest Academy Saturday Morning Program and percussion instructor at Tri-C Jazz Fest Camp and Jazz Prep Program. He is currently endorsed by Byrne Cymbals and Out of the Drawer Percussion as a performing artist.