Tony Seville has been playing music professionally
since the mid sixties.
Born “a little North of Bunkie La.” he began traveling in 1969, spending the next 27 years on the road. Playing mostly in hotels, he followed the musical trends through jazz and R & B groups, show bands and the disco era, eventually performing in over 230 cities in five countries.
In 1996, he retired from the road and returned to New Orleans, and was soon playing seven days a week on Bourbon St. in venues like Storyville Jazz Parlor, Port Orleans, The Bombay Club, Famous Door, Old Opra House, Crazy Corner, and many more.
In 2003, Tony and his wife Thais bought Pirates Alley Café,
and in 2013 they became the owners of the live music venue Mahogany Jazz Hall.
A multi-instrumentalist, he plays trumpet, flute, sax, latin percussion, keyboards and also sings. His musical style draws on his vast experience with diverse musical formats. Playing with a distinctly jazzy feel, his performance has a continuity which flows through all kinds of popular music, from blues and Latin to R & B, jazz, and New Orleans standards.