Anton, Artie [Arthur ]
- Gary W. Kennedy
(b New York, Sept 8, 1926). American drummer. He studied music at New York University from 1943 to 1947, although he served in the navy between 1944 and 1946. In 1948 he played in the big bands of Herbie Fields, Sonny Dunham, and Bobby Byrne. He later rejoined Fields (1951), then worked with Bud Freeman (1952), Jerry Gray (1954), in a quintet with Charlie Barnet in Las Vegas (August 1954), and others. After leaving Barnet Anton worked as a freelance studio musician in Los Angeles, where he recorded with Jimmy Giuffre (1955) and later appeared in “Stan Kenton and his Orchestra,” which was part of the television series “Jazz Scene USA” (1962); he also held non-musical jobs.