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Anthony Muthurajah Live

Anthony Muthurajah is a Bahrain born Sri Lankan musician specializing in the bass guitar. Music was an integral part of his life unknown to him. At age 12, he joined the local church band as the drummer and that's where it all began. He was nurtured and mentored to eventually pick up the guitar and a little bit of bass guitar. At age 17, he moved to Chennai, India for a year and was an active part of the gospel scene. 

In 2010 July, he moved to Kuala Lumpur to pursue his music education at the International College of Music, a Berklee International Network partner school. While in college, a change of heart made him switch to the bass guitar as his primary instrument from the guitar. 

From the summer of 2011, he became highly active as a session bass player, both live and in the studio. While in Malaysia, he worked with Ning Baizura, Michael Veerapen, Jayesslee, Melissa Indot, Mokhtar Samba African Jazz Project, Patrick Terbrack, Valtinhio Anastacio, John Thomas, Lewis Pragasam to name a few artists. 

He eventually relocated to Doha, Qatar in November 2014. He worked extensively with many visiting artists to the now defunct Jazz at Lincoln Center Doha and did a 2 month residency at the club with renowned singer from acid jazz group Incognito, Deborah Bond. He then moved to Dubai, U.A.E in the summer of 2015 working in various formats, most recently having played bass for the world premier of Emirati composer, Ihab Darwish's album, Waves of my Life which featured the Beethoven Academy Orchestra and Polish Chamber Choir from Poland on March 2018. 

Ever since his relocation to Dubai, he focused a lot more on the educational side of music, contributing to the ever growing need for video lessons on the internet. He has performed and recorded with artists like Grammy winning Composer and Arranger, Steve Sidwell, Frederic Yonnet, The Brand New Heavies, Mahesh Balasooriya, Eddie Cole, The Supremes, Samvel Gasparyan and Layla Kardan in the U.A.E. His debut record, ROAD NOT TAKEN was released on the 7th of February 2019, which was well received by jazz audiences around the world. His second record, titled PERENNIAL was released on the 27th of February 2021.

Anthony is now based in New York City as of the summer of 2022.

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