Tony Vaughn Resume

      RE: BIO: Tony Vaughn, AS,BA

To Whom It May Concern:

Born in Greensboro, North Carolina and now based in Boston Massachusetts, Tony Vaughn's career as a bassist extends over more than a 30-year period, with national and international credits and performing both live and in the studio with many R&B, Soul, Jazz, Rock and country artist. He is well known for his ability to find the heart of any groove and for his sense of where and when to place his style bass solos. He has also been featured as an actor in supporting roles on various television shows while living in Osaka, Japan.

While living in New York and playing with Millie Jackson, known for her multi-million seller "If Loving You Is Wrong I Don't Won't To Be Right", his sessions included a live double album concert in Tokyo; supporting character in Japanese soap operas, game show assistant host and session bassist on these shows. Tony's concert credits, while with Ms. Jackson includes; The Isley Brothers, Marvin Gaye, Ohio Players, Natalie Cole, Richard Pryor, James Brown, Rob Monsey (of Carly Simon), B.B. King, Bobby Blue Bland, The Manhattans, The Whispers, Steve Wright Band, Jackie Wilson, Randy Klein (New York Grammy winning Industrialist) and many others. He also toured with many of these groups in the REAL “Chitlin Circuit”, that has proven to be historically invaluable to most music circles and academic settings.

Tony Vaughn later moved to Boston to play with the Ellis Hall Group, a well-known Jazz-funk-rock band based in Boston during the late 1970's and early 1980's. During this time period his session credits include LA sessions for CBS and RCA, Tom Scott, Brecker Brothers, Earth, Wind & Fires horn section, Norman Connors and close friend, LA super session-guitarist Michael Thompson. The Ellis Hall group also opened in concert with bands such as the Average White Band, The Cars, Tower of Power, Ralph Graham and was associated with the a Boston Red Sox's publicity campaign that involved a bass performance on "No More Games."

Now based in Boston, Tony continues to perform on numerous CD's and live concerts for many of Boston's finest and up and coming talent such as, Michael Whalen (movie scores and producer of E3), Rob Dumais, Andre Ward (saxophonist), Larry Watson (vocalist), Pascal Boka (formally of the late Dizzy Gilispie's Band) and others.

Tony was recruited to co-chair the historical Patrick administrations inaugural music committee, that partnered with Berkley School of Music to create a fantastic incoming celebration for over 15,000 attendees, 200 performers, including Patti Austin, Yoyo Ma, Walter Beasley, Boston Children's Choir, Andre Ward, Tony Vaughn and Friends and, many others from all genres of music, and representing the entire state and country. He was also asked by the Patrick administration to head the business development function at the State Office of Minority and Women Business Assistance and was subsequently appointed to this position for 2 years.

Updated:  March 4, 2010

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