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Stephen Anderson is a critically acclaimed composer and pianist whose music has been published on fourteen compact discs through Summit, Albany, Nagel Heyer Records, and other labels. Four of Anderson’s recordings have appeared on the Grammy® Awards ballots representing Summit Records—Nation Degeneration (53rd), Believe (56th), 360˚ Jazz Initiative, Distracted Society (58th), and The Dominican Jazz Project (59th). The Dominican Jazz Project similarly represented the label at the 17th Annual Latin Grammy® Awards in the categories of “Best New Artist” and “Best Jazz CD.” Both the Stephen Anderson Trio Nation Degeneration and Forget Not CDs received 4½ stars (out of 5) from the All Music Guide, and Forget Not was nominated best jazz “Debut CD” (3rd Annual Village Voice Jazz Critics Poll 2008). Previously, Anderson was pianist with the Lynn Seaton Trio (2000-03), the North Texas One O’clock Lab Band (Lab 2000-01), was winner of the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival piano competition (1997), and keyboardist for gold-recording country artist, Kevin Sharp (1996-97).

As a composer, his works have been performed by ensembles throughout the United States, including the West Point Military Academy Band, Dallas Chamber Orchestra, Montclair State Wind Symphony, Crested Butte Chamber Orchestra, the MIT Concert Band, North Carolina Central Percussion Ensemble, UNC Symphony Orchestra, UNC Wind Ensemble and many others, and at such venues as the College Band Directors National Association, the International Tuba Euphonium Association, and the Australian Trumpet Guild.

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“The pocket he plays in is precise and intense, whether he imposes alien forms onto his pieces or simply thwarts the expectations of rhythm and harmony…there is no question of the beauty in Anderson’s playing…” —Jay Deshpande, All about Jazz

(Forget Not CD) 4½ Stars - “Anderson...creates new music and improvisations that are full of life, energy and fresh ideas. Highly recommended.” —Scott Yanow, All Music Guide

…Quest…composed by Stephen Anderson, establishes a method of creating a four- part texture by just two instruments. This, to my ears, is the most innovative work on the CD, and is really quite striking in its originality

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Primary Instrument

Piano

Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced

Credentials/Background

Dr. Stephen R. Anderson, D.M.A. Jazz Studies (piano) and Composition Department of Music, CB #3320 The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3320 http://ArtistStephenAnderson.com (Artist Site) Teaching courses in improvisation, jazz arranging, history, piano, and composition

Clinic/Workshop Information

Dr. Stephen R. Anderson, D.M.A. Jazz Studies (piano) and Composition Department of Music, CB #3320 The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3320 http://ArtistStephenAnderson.com (Artist Site) Teaching courses in improvisation, jazz arranging, history, piano, and composition

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Album Dominican Jazz Project by Stephen Anderson

Dominican Jazz Project

Summit Records
2016

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Album 360ᵒ Jazz Initiative | Distracted Society  by Stephen Anderson

360ᵒ Jazz...

Summit Records
2015

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Album Believe by Stephen Anderson

Believe

Summit Records
2013

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Album Nation Degeneration by Stephen Anderson

Nation Degeneration

Summit Records
2010

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Album Forget Not by Stephen Anderson

Forget Not

Summit Records
2009

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Tolerance

Tolerance

Stephen Anderson
The Stephen Anderson Trio, with...

Left in a Red State

Left in a Red State

Stephen Anderson
Nation Degeneration

T'so Political

T'so Political

Stephen Anderson
Forget Not

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