Clipper Anderson is one of the Northwest's leading Bassists. Playing all styles on acoustic and electric bass, Clipper is a composer, studio musician, vocalist and educator. A native of Polson, Montana, Clipper began playing electric electric bass in 1973. Six months later he was selected by Rich Matteson as the All-Star bass player in Montana State University’s statewide high school jazz festival. Clipper was educated at the University of Montana, where he studied classical bass under Frank Diliberto and Jazz Workshop under Lance Boyd. It was there that he began to master the acoustic bass. The list of recordings on which Clipper appears is both long and impressive, including five with award winning Seattle jazz vocalist, Greta Matassa...
- Ballad of the Sad Young Men by C. Michael Bailey