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Chuck Anderson was born in Chicago, Ilinois on June 21st, 1947. At a young age, the family moved first to the Chicago suburb of Broadview then, to Westchester. When Chuck was 12, the Anderson family moved to Pennsylvania. He attended St. Katherine of Sienna grade school in Wayne, PA.

Basketball was a passion and looked like a possible career. Devon Prep was his high school of choice. Noted more for academic excellence than for sports, Chuck nevertheless continued his involvement in basketball. His discovery of guitar was completely accidental. Once, he played his first Em chord, music went forward and basketball went backward. Guitar lessons began in 1961. By 1963, Chuck was teaching guitar and playing local dances. Giving up basketball left his senior year completely focused on music.

Chuck entered St. Joseph's University in 1965. By 1967, it was apparent that music was to be his career. Both his teaching and performing continued to accelerate. By the time Chuck graduated in 1968, he was ready to teach and play full time.His first major break came in 1969 when he was offered the staff guitar job at the Latin Casino in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. The Latin was a famous showcase of world class entertainment. It was there that Chuck had his first associations with the top of the entertainment world. During that period, he accompanied and performed with legends such as Bobby Darin, Billy Eckstine and Peggy Lee among many others.

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“Guitarist/composer Chuck Anderson has the ability to turn notes into poetry.”

—Gerald Veasley Jazz Recording Artist

“Chuck Anderson is certainly one of America's finest and most influential guitarists...”

—Dick Boak Martin Guitar Company

“The worst thing you can do is to imagine the uniqueness of Chuck Anderson's music. The best thing is to go see him...”

—Tom Jensen Today's Post

“Chuck Anderson is a force to be reckoned with. He is an outstanding teacher, a prolific composer and a great guitarist.”

—Bob Miles Host of “Miles of Music” television show

“Chuck Anderson shows an amazing range of virtuosity and creativity

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Primary Instrument

Guitar

Location

Philadelphia

Willing to teach

Advanced only

Credentials/Background

Massive experience in private teaching. I develop programs for guitarists that are customized to the individual. Using my own technologies such as Modular Phonetic Rhythm and Fingering Systems, I have been able to help many jazz guitarists achieve their goals.

Clinic/Workshop Information

A wide variety of topics from Guitar Technique, Making a Living as a Guitarist, Jazz Guitar, Improvisation, Songwriting, Composition and more...

Photos

Albums

Album Dominos

Dominos

Self Produced
2020

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Album Original Jazz Works by Chuck Anderson

Original Jazz Works

Self Produced
2019

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Flight

Flight

Chuck Anderson
Freefall

Eleanor Rigby / Norweigian Wood Medley

Eleanor Rigby / Norweigian Wood Medley

Chuck Anderson
Angel Blue: A Tour of Jazz

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