A singer and percussionist, Anthony Almonte was born in June of 1992 in New York City. As a child, Anthony’s parents placed him in many activities, one of those being music at the age of 6, after showing much interest in “bomba” and “plena” rhythms during the holidays in Puerto Rico. Since then, he has studied with music greats such as Angel Rodriguez, Little Johnny Rivero, and Charlie Lagond, as he began to perform live in New York at the age of 10. In his young career, Anthony has incorporated the Latin percussion instruments with various styles and genres. As a vocalist who plays percussion simultaneously, Anthony’s energetic performance and stage presence offer a breathtaking experience to audiences.
At a young age, he has already performed with a wide breadth of artists, including Johnny Pacheco and the late Dave Valentin. Anthony has recently toured with Kid Creole and The Coconuts, while also participating in lead singer August Darnell’s musical “Cherchez La Femme”. In 2013, he performed alongside star-dancers D’Angelo and Amanda on “America’s Got Talent.” At Thalia Spanish Theater, he performed in Cali Salsa Pal Mundo’s sold-out hit “History of Salsa,” as well as AfroTango, alongside world renowned bandoneonist Raul Jaurena. Anthony also studied at Manhattan School of Music, Boys Harbor Conservatory, and Lagond Music School before joining them as a percussion instructor at the age of seventeen.
Anthony Almonte completed a Masters degree of Business Administration in Finance, with an advanced certificate in Sports & Entertainment Business, in 2016 out of Iona College’s Hagan School of Business. He is currently touring with “Little Steven and The Disciples of Soul” (Steven Van Zandt). Anthony has performed and recorded as a percussionist/vocalist for Kid Creole and The Coconuts, Eddie Montalvo & Orchestra, Little Johnny Rivero & NY Cartel, Edwin Bonilla y Su Son, Ismael Miranda, Andy Montañez, and New York-based salsa bands Grupo Arcano and Los Hacheros. On the private sector, companies such as Hank Lane, LiveLab and The Rhythmics have also been of recent work.