Drummer Tony Mason grew up in Southern Pines, North Carolina and started playing at the age of 7. After studying at East Carolina for one year, Tony came to NYC in 1986 to finish his education at The Manhattan School of Music, where he received a performance degree in classical percussion. Tony was also very active in MSM’s jazz program.
Tony has toured and recorded with John Scofield, Joan Osborne, Martha Wainwright, Norah Jones, Bernie Worrell, Cyril Neville, Amy Helm, Doug Wimbish, Leo Nocentelli, George Porter Jr., Chiara Civello, Bo Diddley, The Soup Dragons, Holly Palmer, Neil Sedaka, Connie Francis, Natalie Cole, Paula Cole Charlie Hunter, Captain and Tennille, David Foster, Baba Olatunji, Willie Weeks, Ivan Neville, Jared Tyler, Michael McDermott, Melvin Sparks, Jim Campilongo, Juliana Nash, Clark Gayton, Brooklyn Boogaloo Blowout ,Billl Sims Jr., Bloomdaddies, Gabe Gordon and many others. In the studio, Tony has worked with producers Nile Rodgers, Camu Celli, Ron St. Jermaine and the Legendary Russ Titleman. Tony has also played on many commercials and has performed on various television shows.