Curriculum Vitae

Anthony Cox is a nationally and internationally renowned arranger, composer, performer, recording artist, and educator with extensive experience working across musical genres in traditional and contemporary interdisciplinary musical collaborations and settings.

Discography – As Leader and Co- leader

2019- Recording and performance of the new group Acoustic Death Wish featuring Dave King and Brandon Wozniak.

2018- Recording of group, Los Blackeros, Release TBA- Anthony Cox Andres Prado, Brandon Wozniak, Terje Evensen

2018- Haunted Blue: Jeremy Walker- Piano Clara Osowski-Mezzo Soprano Voice, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu-Tenor Vocals, Anthony Cox-Contrabass.

2017 – Vector Families: To those who are about to jazz rock, we salute you – Sunnyside Records Dave King, Dean Granros, Brandon Wozniak.

2014 - Trio recordings: Piano, Bass & Classical Guitar  - Anthony Cox, Cornelius Claudio Kreusch and Johannes Tonio Kreusch (co-leader)

2002 - That N This - Sketch Records - Solo Acoustic Bass (leader).

2002 – Work - Sketch Records: Steve Lacy, Daniel Humair, Anthony Cox (co-leader).

1997 - Other Worlds – Intuition Records - Anthony Cox, David Friedman, Jean-Louis Matinier-  (co-leader).

1994 - Rios with Anthony Cox, David Friedman, Dino Saluzzi. Intuition Music (co-leader).

1993 - Factor of Faces - Minor Music/Antilles Records   Anthony Cox with Mike Cain, Bobby Franceschini, Ralph Peterson.

1992 - Dark Metals –Minor Music/Antilles Records  Anthony Cox with Billy Higgins, Dewey Redman, Mike Cain.

Other Select Recordings

2016 – Joe Lovano Reunion Band featuring Billy Hart, Tom Harrell and Anthony Cox – live recording, Village Vanguard, NY.

2003 - A Song I heard Buddy Sing: Songline Records Jerry Granelli.

2002 - Laughing Barrel: Ron Miles Quartet, Sterling Circle Records.

1989 -   Flat Out- John Scofield Quartet/Trio with Terri Lyne Carrington, Anthony Cox.

Performances, Special Projects, Collaborations

2016 - Joe Lovano Reunion Band - Anthony Cox, Billy Hart,Tom Harrell Village Vanguard, NY.

2016 - Chamber Music Society of Minnesota honors Gunther Schuller - Violinist Young Nam Kim, Joe Lovano, Anthony Cox - Hamline University, Saint Paul, MN.

2016 - Anthony Cox & Andres Prado Duo - Twin Cities, MN.

2016 - Winterfest - Vector Families  - Cox, Granros, King, Wozniak, NY, NY.

2011 - Gypsy Meets Jazz, a collaboration of jazz and and traditional Hungarian Gypsy music - Budapest Hungary- Bela Bartok Theater.

2007 - Ornette Coleman Birthday Celebration - Walker Art Center - Nirmala Rajasekar- vocals, Shrini Vassan- mridangum, Brent Sandy trumpet, Anthony Cox electric bass.

2003 - Ron Miles Quartet, Iowa City Jazz Festival.

2012 - Conjure Tour - Kip Hanrahan, Producer -Paris France; London England, Tokyo Japan.

2002 - Fringe Festival - Regional Jazz Trio and Truth Maze, Minneapolis, MN.

2002 - Steve Lacy, Daniel Humair Sunset Club, Paris, France.

2001 - Anthony Cox Quartet - Ron Miles, Gene Jackson, Mike Cain- Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN.

2000 - Collaboration with David Friedman - Artists Quarter, MN.

1999 - "Viet Nam Long Time Coming" - Bulldog Productions. documentary.

1997 - 1999 - Christoff Lauer Group - Berlin Jazz Festival; Latin American Tour - Cuba, Nicaragua, Panama, México, Colombia, Perú, Bolivia, Venezuela.

1998 - Guest soloist - Metropole Orkest, Netherlands Metropole Orchestra, Music Center of the Netherlands Radio & Television, Hilversum, Netherlands.

1996-1997-  Other Worlds Tour - Anthony Cox, David Friedman, Jean-Louis Matinier - Canada, Europe, Beijing, China.

1997 - Late Night Gallery 8: Strange Bedfellows - Anthony Cox, David King, Dean Granros, Gao Hong - Walker Art Center /American Composers Forum, Minneapolis, MN.

1996 - NDR Big Band, Guest Artist, and Performer - Hamburg, Germany.  

1994 - Other Worlds Group  European tour - Dino Saluzzi, David Friedman, Anthony Cox.

1994 - Joe Lovano Quartets, Tom Harrell, Billy Hart, Lewis Nash, Mulgrew Miller, Tony Reedus.

1993 - 1995 - Anthony Cox Quartet Midwest and European Tour - Mike Cain , Bob Franceschini, Ralph Peterson, Dewey Redman -  Anthony Cox, John Riley, Joe Lovano - U.S., Europe, Japan.

1988-1990 - Stan Getz Quartet – Anthony Cox, Teri Lynn Carrington, Pete Madsen or Jeff Williams, Kenny Baron/Ben Riley,Victor Lewis, Jim McNeely.

1988 - Solo Bass performance - Anthony Cox, New York Artist's Loft - New York, NY.


2018-2019 - Private instruction on acoustic and electric bass.

2017-2018- Artist in Residence Anoka-Ramsey Community College.

2017 - Teaching Artist - VSA MN Arts in Education Residency project - Twin Cities, MN.

2016 - Twin Cities Bass Camp, Walker West Academy, Saint Paul, MN.

2011 - Banff Center for the Arts, Calgary Canada Guest Artist and lecturer and ensemble director.

2007-2009 - Chair of Music Business Department as well as classroom teaching - McNally Smith College of Music, St Paul MN.

2008 - Guest Performer and Clinician - Warsaw, Poland.

2005- Adjunct Faculty, Augsburg College, Minneapolis MN.

2003-2007 - Adjunct Professor bass instruction and co-teacher of composition University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa.

2000 – 2002 Teaching Artist – Minneapolis Public Schools: Arts for Academic Achievement program, Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis, MN.

2001 - Electronic Musicians Workshop Program, Minneapolis, MN.

1996 - Anoka Ramsey Community College, Greater Metro Area, MN Adjunct Faculty.

1996 - Guest Performer and Clinician Eastman School of Music- Rochester, NY.

1995 – Clinician Bozeman Bass Bash - Bozeman, Montana.

1995 – Guest Performer, Clinician and adjudicator University of Minnesota, Duluth.

1993-1996 - Guest Performer and Clinician Atlantic Jazz Festival - Halifax, Nova  Scotia.

1993-1994 - Guest Performer and Clinician - Hochshule der Künste, Berlin, Germany.

Community Work

2016-Present - Board member: Walker West Academy of Music,  Saint Paul, MN.

2015-Present -Board member: Jazz Central, Minneapolis, MN.

2001-2002 - Board member, Headwaters Performance Organization for new music.  

1993-1995 - Binghamton Public Schools, Discovery Center, Broome County Jobs and Training Workshop/Residency - Elementary and Alternative Secondary students –  Binghamton, NY.

1993 - New Faces/New Works, Producer, Music Director - Twin Cities Jazz Society, Saint Paul, MN 1990 - The Blackwell Project - Producer, Director -  Knitting Factory & Riverside Church, NY, NY.


2019-MLS -Masters of Liberal Studies- Metropolitan State University, Saint Paul MN.

2008 - Augsburg College - Business Ethics,  Organizational Development, Global Business, Marketing , Accounting and Strategic Planning.  

2001- BA, Liberal Arts with an emphasis on Business - Metropolitan State College, Saint Paul, MN.

1981 - Private Study with Dave Holland - New York, NY.  1977-1979 - University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, Bass Performance, Music Education, formal study with James Clute, Assistant Principal Bass of the Minnesota Orchestra.  1973-1975 private study with Arthur Gold, Member of Minnesota Orchestra..