About Anthony Calderisi
With close to 25 years of professional experience, Anthony (Tony) Calderisi has been involved in the Chicagoland music scene since his late teens. As a performer, he has graced many of the more popular stages around the city and metropolitan area (Metro, House of Blues, The Vic Theater, Symphony Center, Navy Pier) as well as keeping a solid schedule among the local bars and eateries. As a graduate of Columbia College of Chicago, his concentration in Music Compostion and vocal performance has led him to a steady career as a working performer, songwriter, producer, teacher and instrument luthier.
Anthony's involvment in the Chicago music scene has introduced him to many local musicians to perform and collaborate with on a regular basis. As a host of Vaughan's Pub Open Jam for close to 20 years, he's crossed paths and joined with some of the city's best local musicians. These relationships have led him to becoming a founding member of the band Diver who play Fado Irish Pub in Chicago just about every Saturday night. His long time cover group The Ripleys have been playing many corporate and private events for close to 20 years. You can find Anthony in quaint settings as well in some of the city's finest eateries. He has been playing as a soloist at Himmel's European Bistro in Lincoln Square for close to 8 years on Thursdays and Fridays. And once or twice a month he collaborates with his old band mates from the group Telstar to play the Curragh Irish pub on the city's northwest side as well as shows up in Lake Geneva Wisconsin during the summer.
Check Anthony's Upcoming Gigs page for future dates.