Tony Branco
TONY BRANCO has been director of Music Technology and co-director of Piano at Las Vegas Academy High School of the Performing Arts since 2012.
Tony has performed as pianist with jazz luminaries, "Philly" Joe Jones, Jimmy Cobb, Wayne Bergeron, Jiggs Wigham, Carl Saunders, Ron Carter, Harvey Mason, Phil Woods, and Kenny Burrell. Tony's jazz fusion band, "Coalition" has 4 cd releases, the latest, a re-issue, on the Japanese label, Shout Records, "Birth". Tony was also part of Walt Blanton's groundbreaking band, "Monuments", along with John Nasshan, with a recording on Origin Records.
Tony currently performs as pianist for the Laura Shaffer Band in Las Vegas. He also works as on-call pianist for jazz vocalists Naomi Mauro, Rita Lim, and Lisa Smith.
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