Anthony Tidd is a Philly transplant, originally born and raised in London, England. A well-known name on the international jazz scene and veteran touring bass player, he has graced stages alongside many staple names including Steve Coleman, The Roots, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Wayne Krantz, Meshell N’degiocelo, Common, and Jill Scott, to name a few.
As a composer and band leader, Anthony has written for every format from small ensemble and his critically acclaimed album Child of Troubled Times for his own band Quite Sane, to big bands, P.A.C.T, and even full Orchestras, The Buffalo Philharmonic and Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
Anthony has also made a name for himself in the music production world, producing records for well-known artists such as The Roots, Macy Grey, Zap Mama, The Black Eyed Peas, Jill Scott, and Ursula Rucker as well as composing scores for major film and television projects over the years, most recently for Paramount Network’s Rest in Power - The Trayvon Martin Story. He is also the owner of TidbiT SonoS, a Philly based recording/production studio.
Anthony serves as creator and Director of The Creative Music Program, the Creative Jazz Institute, and creator/curator of the popular concert series Sittin’ In, all at the prestigious Kimmel Center.