Bassist and Drummer, Alexander and Anthony Tóth hail from the vibrant city of Toronto, Canada, where the seed of their musical journey was planted in a modest one bedroom apartment. The brothers grew up in a household full of vast amounts of music including Classic R&B, Motown, and Jazz. They became an official Drum and Bass duo after displaying natural talent and a drive to learn. It was the start of something very special, and they hadn't even realized it yet.
The brothers currently reside Boston, MA, where together, they co-lead “The TóthBros”. Both Alexander and Anthony have proven to be exceptional artists in their own right, but the true magic lies within their on and off stage brotherhood. The brothers' nearly telepathic connection has been the key element in their incredibly unique and engaging approach to music, which is also influenced by their Hungarian and Trinidadian heritage. The Tóth brothers have often been compared to legendary brothers in music that have come before them, and hope to continue the legacy with a fresh, never-before-heard sound. The Tóth Brothers are internationally recognized touring/recording artists who have worked with some of the leading musicians in the industry today.
Alexander L. J. Tóth is an eminent, award-winning self-taught Musician, Artist and Producer, attaining critical acclaim as a Bassist on an International scale.
Born in Toronto, Canada on October 1st, 1990, Alexander is of Hungarian and Trinidadian descent. Alexander’s interest in music came at an early age, that quickly developed into a hunger and drive that fuels him to this day. Coming from a musical household, he grew up hearing his father play the Bass Guitar, which became the catalyst that encouraged him to take up the instrument. Even from the time that Alexander was in his mother's womb, he was exposed to a wide range of music, including classic R&B, Motown, and Jazz. Along with this vast array of music, he was also immersed in sounds from his roots such as Soca/Calypso and traditional Hungarian music, which would later prove to be a key influence on Alexander’s musical identity.
In the course of his teenage years, he has performed at most of the major Jazz festivals and music competitions throughout Canada, receiving many Honors and Awards along the way. One of his high school projects, a Jazz Trio directed by Kirk MacDonald of Humber College Community music school, was selected to perform at the final IAJE conference and was presented with a special citation and an Award of Excellence.
Alexander is a graduate of Berklee College of Music, and during his time in Boston he has performed with highly regarded artists such as Wayne Shorter, Danilo Perez, Terri Lyne Carrington, Valerie Simpson, Tia Fuller, Patrice Rushen, Steve Wilson, Gregoire Maret, Donald Harrison, Greg Osby, Antonio Sanchez, Sean Jones, Chris Potter, Dawaun Parker among many others. Alexander currently holds the Bass chair in Ralph Peterson’s Fo’tet, the Ron Savage Trio, the Darren Barrett Quintet, and Felix Peikli’s Royal Flush Quintet. Tóth has recorded on notable albums such as Myron Walden’s “Myron Walden Momentum Live: Our Sound,” Darren Barret’s “Live and Direct” and Ralph Peterson’s Fo’tet/Sextet album “The Duality Perspective,” which gained a wide spread of recognition. "The Duality Perspective" was nominated for a Grammy and was featured in All About Jazz, New York Times, WGBH, Wall Street Journal and Downbeat Magazine. Most recently, Alexander has recorded on Felix Peikli’s debut album “Royal Flush” which also features multi-Grammy award winning bassist, Marcus Miller and producer/trumpeter Lee Hogans.
Over the years, Alexander has had the opportunity to tour and perform at major music festivals throughout America, Canada, Europe and Africa. Along the way he has gained much recognition through media outlets - namely television and radio.
Currently, Tóth resides in the USA and continues to perform, tour and record with various prominent Artists on a global scale, as well as co-lead the "Tóth Brothers" band with his younger brother. As Alexander says, “I strive to inspire and be inspired by anyone I cross paths with, while aiming to deliver the highest quality of music, whether it be for my audiences or my colleagues.”
Drummer, Anthony Toth was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. At the age of 22, he is quickly on the rise as an international entertainer, already establishing himself as an accomplished and promising young musician. Anthony now resides in Boston MA, where he currently studies at the Berklee College of Music on a full scholarship. Anthony was the only Canadian recipient out of 11 others to be awarded this prestigious scholarship for the class of 2015 that summer. While in Boston, he has had the incredible opportunity to study and/or work with Darren Barrett, Marcus Miller, Ralph Peterson Jr., Lee Hogans, Tia Fuller, Terri Lyne Carrington, Sean Jones, John Blackwell, and Ron Savage.
The past couple of years alone have been an exciting and eventful time for Anthony. He has performed at the Newport Jazz Festival and Atlanta Jazz Festival with the "Ali Amr Experiment” - a unique group that explores world music in fusion with Jazz and Hip-Hop. Anthony has also appeared at the Blue Note Jazz Club NYC with the Ralph Peterson Jr. Sextet, in addition to the group being featured for a live broadcast on WGBO Jazz 88.3FM. Anthony would later be selected as the drummer to perform with Piano luminaries, Vijay Iyer and Geri Allen during Boston's debut Composer Symposium. Anthony has also had the pleasure of appearing on CityLine, WCVB Channel 5's award-winning urban news magazine program with renowned Trumpeter and Mack Avenue Recording artist, Sean Jones. Most recently, Anthony appeared at the Tri-C Jazz Festival 2015 with renowned Pianist Gerald Clayton.
Anthony has had the pleasure of recording on two brand new 2014 releases:
Grammy Award-winning Trumpeter Darren Barrett’s “Live and Direct” album features Grammy Nominated Saxophonist, Myron Walden (Brian Blade Fellowship). Anthony has recently recorded with Barrett for the upcoming release of his Avant-Garde album with the dB-Ish Quintet, and will also be appearing on "Trumpet Vibes" - an album that explores his musical roots from the West Indies.
Clarinetist Felix Peikli’s “Royal Flush” features Multi Grammy Award-winning artist, Marcus Miller, and Trumpet extraordinaire, Lee Hogans (Prince, Maceo Parker, Jay-Z, Jonas Brothers). The Royal Flush Quintet has enjoyed performing in Boston, New York, Chicago, and most recently headlining the Jacksonville Jazz Festival 2015. The Quintet will be appearing at the BeanTown Jazz Festival 2015.
Anthony has reached great heights in recent years, and he continues to create and push the limits of Jazz music and beyond. He wishes to continue with his passion for music on an international scale - Inspiring listeners, while being inspired by his fellow musicians and audiences.