About Anthony Casolari
Get to know Anthony Casolari
Anthony is a South Florida native who moved to Denton to start school at UNT in the fall of 2019. He graduated with a BM in jazz studies from UNT in Spring 2023. He is currently pursuing his master's at UNT, where he works as the Jazz bass TF. As the jazz bass TF, he assists with the teaching of jazz bass performance fundamentals, and jazz aural skills courses. In addition to this, he teaches private lessons to several undergraduate students studying jazz bass at UNT. He is the current bassist in the legendary One O’Clock Lab Band. He currently studies with Lynn Seaton, but during his undergrad degree he spent an extensive amount of time studying classical music with Gudrun Raschen. During his undergraduate degree, he played in the university concert orchestra, the 2 - 4 o'clock lab bands, as well as several of the top Jazz chamber music groups. . Prior to attending UNT, Anthony studied with Rodney Jordan at Florida State University, where he played in various ensembles and the University Philharmonia. He currently works as a freelance bassist in the DFW area where performs a wide variety of music including : Jazz, Blues, Rock/Metal, Pop, Funk, Latin, Classical/Orchestral, and more.Throughout his performing career, he has had the opportunity to play and perform with the likes of Ira Sullivan, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Rich DeRosa, Alex Darqui, Ludwig Afonso, Billy Ross, Leon Anderson, Bill Kennedy, David Detweiler, Jason Hainsworth, and many more. He also had the opportunity to play section bass for the debut performance of Richard DeRosa’s “Life in Poetry and Music” featuring Kurt Elling in March of 2022. His trio released their first record back in 2021 entitled Solace (https://jcossette1025.bandcamp.com/album/solace).