Dave Anderson

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Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Dave Anderson is a saxophonist and composer who brings a significant music voice to the jazz scene. Proficient on all the members of the saxophone family, Anderson has performed around North America with notable musicians including Clark Terry, Gene Bertoncini, Jim McNeely, Matt Wilson, Craig Taborn, Nick Brignola and Mel Torme. Although he plays in a modern style, Anderson has received accolades from jazz legends including Ray Brown and Rufus Reid. Increasingly Anderson has focused on composing original music for projects such as The Dave Anderson Quartet, the James Baumgart-Dave Anderson duo, and Trio Real. “Clarity,” Anderson's debut recording as a leader on Pony Boy Records, features eight of his original songs and documents the development the quartet, which came together in January 2008 following a successful one-nighter at Egan's Ballard Jamhouse in Seattle....
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Featured recording “Clarity”

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Pony Boy Records (2010)
”'Clarity' to the unhip. Mission accomplished.” - Jazz Times

“Anderson was cool and direct, but carrying a wide-range of emotions through each piece.” - The Jet City Redhead

“[The Dave Anderson Quartet] is definitely pushing the boundaries of Seattle...they will be pulling happy audiences into a new perspective.” - J&J Music Newsletter

“Smokin'!” - Clark Terry

“It's great to hear someone really care for the soprano saxophone.” - Rufus Reid

“I really enjoyed hearing [Dave] play!” - Ray Brown

Primary InstrumentSaxophone

LocationSeattle, WA

Willing to teachIntermediate to advanced students

Yanagisawa 9330 soprano sax, w/ Selmer F mouthpiece
Selmer Mark VI alto sax (serial # 107K), w/ Meyer 6M mouthpiece
King Super 20 tenor sax (serial # 298K), w/ Labayle 7 mouthpiece (hard rubber)
Selmer Mark VI bari sax (serial # 210K), w/ Bob Carpenter 95''' mouthpiece (from a stock King hard rubber)
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