About Anthony Casolari
Get to know Anthony Casolari
Anthony was born August 7th, 1995. He is a South Florida native who moved to Denton to start school at UNT in the fall of 2019. He is currently in his last year of his undergraduate degree, but is planning on pursuing a master’s degree in future. While at UNT he studied privately with Lynn Seaton, and Gudrun Raschen. He performed with various lab bands, jazz small groups, and the Concert Orchestra. 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.