Tony Escapa was born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico with a natural sense of music and is recognized as one of today's most talented young drummer's of his generation. Although classically trained, Tony has always remained loyal to the drum set and his Puerto Rican heritage through his music.
In 1994 Tony left Puerto Rico and relocated in Orlando, Florida where he attended high school. Following high school, Tony returned to his native Puerto Rico and enrolled in Berklee In Puerto Rico where he received a full scholarship to attend Berklee School of Music in Boston. While there, Tony was chosen to represent the college around the world as a top talent while also performing with many local artists in Boston's music scene.
Tony Escapa is part of a quartet called The Rhythm Collective led by Miguel Zenon. In 2001 was chosen by the Kennedy Center of Arts and The Jazz Ambassadors Program to represent the US and traveled to central and western Africa to share the influence of Jazz in Latin music. After extensive experience with groups led by artists such as David Sanchez, Al Di Meola, Caribbean Jazz Project, Gema y Pavel and Oz Noy to name a few, Tony became Ricky Martin's drummer. As Ricky Martin's drummer Tony has traveled the world, played on countless major TV shows that include Leno, Letterman and Oprah Winfrey to name a few, has performed at historic Winter Olympic in 06 and four times at Latin Grammy presentations. Tony has also recorded many Grammy nominated albums in Jazz and Pop and most notable is his 2011 performance in Franco De Vita's Primera Fila. De Vita, arguably the most popular singer songwriter in Latin America, has been writing hit songs for over 30 years.