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Anthony Robustelli is the epitome of a born musician. Though his primary instrument is keyboards, he is truly a multi-instrumentalist. Anthony is also a prolific writer who has seven prior albums to his credit including "The Steely Dan Sessions: Interpretations of Unrealized Classics." The music from his six-movement jazz suite, "Travels of A Lost Soul," was featured in the film “Get Faamous” along with songs from jazz great Gary Bartz. He also co-wrote the score for the critically acclaimed independent film “Hitman’s Handbook,” the award-winning PBS documentary “Off the Curb,” penned the theme song for the documentary “Naked Brand,” and played keyboards on the Spearhead LP "Yell Fire." His most recent project is the five-part 3D animated political musical, "The So-Called President."


   In addition to his own projects, Anthony has a number of tours and collaborations to his credit with artists including Michael Franti & Spearhead, Gloria Gaynor (as musical director), Bo Diddley, Kelly Price, Brian Jackson and The Jungle Brothers (as musical director). Additionally, Anthony has shared the stage with acts including Paul McCartney, Black Eyed Peas, Santana, Wu Tang Clan, Ben Harper, Taj Mahal and Buddy Guy. His musical style, which he describes as “Stevie Wonder meets Steely Dan” has gained him a varied fan base which includes such notables as famed New York City DJ Funkmaster Flex and indie film actor Peter Stromare (“Fargo,” “Minority Report,” “The Big Lebowski”). 


   When not on the road, he presides over Shady Bear Productions, his multi-faceted recording facility based in New York City. Aside from working with solo artists, singer songwriters and bands, Shady Bear Productions also counts a number of high-profile commercial clients on its roster including H & M, Head & Shoulders, 1-800 Flowers, & Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. Known for their "non-jingle jingle" Shady Bear Productions continues to be in demand for those clients seeking a more edgy tone and feel. Anthony has a Bachelor's Degree in Jazz Performance and a Master's in Music Education from New York University.

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