Anthony Ware is a highly accomplished saxophonist, composer, and educator. As a performer, Ware has collaborated with a wide range of renowned musicians across various genres, including jazz, R&B, and hip-hop. He has performed with the likes of Dee Dee Bridgewater, Theo Croker, Jennifer Holliday, and J. Cole, among others. His dynamic and soulful playing has earned him a reputation as one of the most exciting saxophonists on the contemporary jazz scene.
Born and raised in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Ware's love for music was nurtured by the Jazz Institute during his formative years. He later earned his Bachelor's degree in Jazz Saxophone with Ralph Bowen from Mason Gross School of the Arts, where he honed his skills as a saxophonist and composer.
In addition to his career as a performing musician, Ware is also a dedicated educator. For over a decade, he has taught at various institutions, including the Soumas School of Music, Jazz Institute of New Jersey, Jazz Connections Summer Camp, and the Herbie Hancock Institute (formerly known as the Thelonious Monk Institute). He has also taught internationally, at institutions such as Jazz House Kids, Arts for Kids, and Dynamix in Shanghai, China. Ware's warm and engaging teaching style has inspired countless students to pursue their own musical dreams, and he continues to be a passionate advocate for music education. With his unique sound and innovative approach to music, Anthony Ware is a force to be reckoned with in the industry, both as a performer and as an educator.