Born: October 24, 1955
Bassist/composer Jay Anderson is among the most versatile and respected jazz artists performing today. Born in 1955 in Southern California, Anderson be gan playing acoustic bass at the age of 12. Throughout junior high, high school, and college, Anderson won numerous awards for excellence in both jazz and classical music. One week after receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Performance from California State University at Long Beach, Anderson was asked to join the Woody Herman Orchestra. After touring with the “Herd” for a year, he was called by Carmen McRae and performed with the legendary singer for the next two years....
Chris Lim - Business Times (Signapore)
“Jay Anderson is a flawless section bassist and a fleet full toned soloist....an uncommonly mobile bassist.”
Leonard Feather-LA Times
“Anderson’s bass frolics, romps, bounces and strides with impeccable precision....”
John Scarborough - Houston Chronicle
Anderson and Davis, superb musicians who suggested the capacity to dazzle with virtuosity had they so chosen,each took a more selfless approach. The bassist turned in excellent solos, with just enough technique to spice his warm, melodic conception and never played two notes when one would suffice.”
Bob Blumenthal-The Boston Globe
Primary InstrumentBass, acoustic
LocationNew York, NY
Willing to teachAdvanced students only.
Credentials/BackgroundProfessor of Jazz Bass Studies at Manhattan School Of Music