Musician
Journalist

I AM A

Welcome to my new website.  Since my old website was created in 1999, it did not reflect the person that I have become in this later phase of my life. In addition to my music career, I am a journalist whose work has been published in some highly regarded news websites. Please take a look around, and if anything interests you, please get in touch. I would love to hear from you.

BIO

“What do you think an artist is? An imbecile who only has eyes, if he is a painter, or ears if he is a musician or a lyre in every chamber of his heart if he is a poet, or even, if he is a boxer, just his muscles?Far from it: at the same time he is also a political being, constantly aware of the heartbreaking, passionate, or delightful things that happen in the world, shaping himself completely in their image. How could it be possible to feel no interest in other people, and with a cool indifference to detach yourself from the very life which they bring to you so abundantly? No, painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war.”  

 

                                                                      - Pablo Picasso

Tony has released the world's first commercially available instructional DVD dealing with all aspects of the 12 string bass guitar with his 12-String Bass X-Ploration DVD, which was released in 2007. Additionally, Tony has been featured in Mike Varney`s Spotlight column in Guitar Player Magazine, and has recorded for Mr. Varney as a sideman on the 1991 Shrapnel Release entitled Midnight Drive, by virtuoso guitarist Stephen Ross, with special guests Joe Nevolo on Drums (Greg Howe, Mahogany Rush) and Jens Johanssen (Yngwie Malmsteen, Ronnie James Dio) on Keyboards. Other publications that Mr. Senatore has appeared in include Down Beat Magazine, as well as three appearances in Bass Player Magazine. Tony was the house bassist at The Barber Shop Studios under the direction of the late Jason Corsaro since 1993 and released a highly acclaimed solo album titled Holyland in 2005. Tony was the bassist in the Genya Ravan Band from 2005 to 2007, and well as for New Jersey's own Billy Hector. Tony was the bassist on Genya Ravan's Live at CBGB's cd, which was recorded in 2005, and reissued in 2020

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts: Sociology (May 2017)

Columbia University, New York, NY

Columbia University Honor Society, magna cum laude, 3.7 gpa.

Opinion writer for Merion West, Columbia Spectator and Columbia Tab

 

Associate in Arts (May 2013)

Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ

CONTACT

Tony Senatore

tonysenatore@gmail.com
POB 606
Little Ferry, New Jersey

07643