Anton Fig

Late Show with David Letterman

Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Anton began playing drums at age four. After performing in numerous successful local rock bands he moved to Boston to further pursue his musical interests. His formal education included studies at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, studying both jazz and classical disciplines graduating with Honors in 1975. In 1976 he moved to New York where he began to establish a career as a freelance musician.

Anton is presently a member of the "CBS Orchestra" appearing nightly on 'Late Show with David Letterman' - a position he has held since 1986. During this tenure he has played with scores of great artists including Miles Davis, James Brown, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Winwood, Bonnie Raitt and Tony Bennett.

Some of the many recordings Anton has made include selections with Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, Kiss, Cyndi Lauper, Madonna, Gary Moore, Spider, Ace Frehley, Joan Armatrading, Rosanne Cash, Joe Cocker, John Phillips, Warren Zevon, Sebastian Bach and Paul Butterfield.

In 1996 Anton released a drum instructional video and book entitled "In the Groove" and "Late Night Drumming". Anton has just completed his first solo record entitled "Figments". Produced and co-written by Fig, the record represents 3 years of work and includes among others singers and musicians Richie Havens, Brian Wilson, Ivan Neville, Sebastian Bach, Ace Frehley, Al Kooper, Chris Spedding, Donald 'Duck' Dunn, Blondie Chaplin, Paul Shaffer, Chris Botti, Randy Brecker and Richard Bona.

Anton continues to be an in demand studio and live musician and is currently recording and composing for numerous projects.

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Walter Trout with Anton Fig and the Les Paul Trio - Goodbye To the Blues - Live at Iridium 8.25.11
Studio Jam #13 -
Drums - Trailer - Anton Fig: In the Groove
Oz Noy with Will Lee, Anton Fig and Keith Carlock (Video 2) recorded 6th Feb 2012
Anton Fig: Interview Video