Tony Ventura, a Delaware native and graduate of the Philadelphia Musical Academy, and most recently, Capella University (M.S.) has toured extensively throughout the United States, Europe and China, performing with such artists as Ben Vereen, Sammy Davis Jr., Melba Moore, Jimmy Darrin and Mitzi Gaynor. These performances also included television appearances on The Johnny Carson Show, with Phil Donahue, Mike Douglas, Merv Griffin and Sammy Davis in Acapulco.
In addition to touring, Tony Ventura has done numerous recording sessions in the Philadelphia, New York and Los Angeles areas.
At present, he is highly involved with the advancement of a master’s project (Capella University), which provides instruction in Jazz improvisation to a Web-based audience. Tony teaches jazz-related courses at the University of Delaware, as well as Jazz guitar performances in the Wilmington, DE and Philadelphia, PA area.