Tony started on the alto sax at age 10 because sax was “cool”. He played for his first dance at 13. In high school, he added the tenor sax and picked up the guitar and keyboards. In college, he pursued music studies, completed his teaching credentials, and began teaching music. He took a break to go on the road with a few Vegas-type lounge show groups, and later formed a combo, "Free and Easy" which is where we met back in 1972. We toured throughout the Midwest and West Coast. He is currently a retired music teacher of band and orchestra in Garden Grove School District, but his first love is still performing live with his friends. While his schedule doesn't allow him to perform with us as much as I might like, every once in a while we still manage to convince him to come out and crank out a roaring version of "Tequila".