Primary Instrument: Reeds
”Virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone” (New York Times) and “Remarkable” (Wall Street Journal) Peter and Will Anderson are one of the most extraordinary duos in jazz performing today. They “play with a passion, unpredictability, and sense of discovery” (All About Jazz). They were first influenced by Charlie Parker and Duke Ellington, and as young as 13, toured the U.K., playing traditional jazz and swing music. Born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area, they were mentored by saxophonist, Texas-native Paul Carr, before attending Juilliard in New York City, where they currently reside.
Peter and Will Anderson’s expertise has made them saxophonists of choice for Wynton Marsalis, Jimmy Heath, the Village Vanguard Orchestra, Wycliffe Gordon, Michael Feinstein and the New York City Ballet. Leading their own ensemble, they’ve performed at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Iridium, Symphony Space, Blues Alley, East Coast Jazz Fest, Mid-Atlantic Jazz Fest, New Jersey Jazz Society, Pennsylvania Jazz Society, 54 Below, Highlights in Jazz, Buck-Hill Skytop Music Fest, Treetops Music Fest, Central Illinois Jazz Fest, Jacob Burns Film Center, Louis Armstrong House, Bickford Museum Theater, Stony Brook and Michigan State Universities.
They have produced and performed in three highly-acclaimed off-broadway jazz show runs at 59E59 Theaters in 2010-2013, honoring Artie Shaw, Dorsey Brothers, and Jazz in France. These shows broke attendance and sales box office records at 59E59. Peter and Will are featured in HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and on the Grammy-winning soundtrack with Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks, with whom they frequently perform. The Anderson’s can be heard Thursday nights, 9pm at 59E59 Theater’s E:Bar in Manhattan. Their debut recording from 2013, Correspondence (Smalls Records), features Kenny Barron. Most Recently, the Anderson’s released The Music of the Soprano Masters (Gut String Records) featuring the legendary saxophonist Bob Wilber.
New York, NY
Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.